William J. Ertl, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

About William Ertl

William J.J. Ertl, MD, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with OU Health Physicians, specializing in orthopedic trauma. He is a member of the level one trauma team at OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Center, providing the state's highest level of trauma care. Dr. Ertl currently serves as the medical director of orthopedic surgical services at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center.

Dr. Ertl earned his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, FL. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY and a fellowship in orthopedic traumatology at Harborview Medical Center at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.

Dr. Ertl has fostered the establishment of the amputee clinic at OU Health, where he leads an interdisciplinary team of practitioners in prosthetics, physical therapy, and nursing. His clinical research interests center on the outcomes of trauma surgery, limb amputation and reconstruction, specifically the osteomyoplastic amputation reconstruction, and collaboration with basic scientists investigating bone healing.

Affiliations OU Health Physicians – Orthopedic Surgery Clinic, OU Health Physicians Building - Oklahoma City
Health Education
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine University of Miami School of Medicine
    Miami, FL
  • Fellowship
  • Orthopedic Traumatology Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
    Seattle, WA
  • Residency
  • Orthopedic Surgery Hospital for Special Surgery
    New York, NY
  • Fellowship
  • Surgical Research Fellow, Meniscal Cartilage Tissue Engineering North Shore University Hospital/Cornell University Medical College
    Manhassett, NY
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • Extremity fractures and injuries
  • Limb amputation and reconstruction
  • Osteomyoplastic amputation reconstruction
  • Research on bone healing
  • Trauma surgery
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