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Robert Wetzel, MD

Robert Wetzel, MD



52 Ratings 14 Reviews


Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

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Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Program Director, Orthopaedic Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center

Dr. Robert J. Wetzel, MD, is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma surgeon at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Dr. Wetzel also has privileges at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital for the treatment of complex pediatric traumas. He also sees patients at UH Ahuja Medical Center and is an Assistant Professor of orthopaedic surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Wetzel is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery. His special interests include complex adult and pediatric trauma, fracture care, multiply-injured patients, fractures of both the upper and lower extremities and fractures of the pelvis and hip socket. Dr. Wetzel also specializes in hip deformity and hip dysplasia, performing open hip preservation and deformity correction surgeries, including periacetabular osteotomy (PAO).

He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. He earned his medical doctorate from Northeast Ohio Medical University where he completed a rigorous 6-year accelerated, combined undergraduate and medical school program. He went on to complete his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the prestigious Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Wetzel then went on to further specialize by completing an orthopaedic trauma and hip preservation fellowship at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.

He joined the UH Cleveland Medical Center medical staff in 2015 with the advent of the hospital obtaining Level 1 Trauma status. Dr. Wetzel has also served on multiple committees throughout the building of the trauma center to ensure excellent and timely patient care for individuals with traumatic injuries.

Dr. Wetzel is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, the AO North America and the Ohio Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Wetzel also serves as a program director for the orthopaedic trauma fellowship program at UH Cleveland Medical Center.


  • Acetabular Fractures
  • Adolescent Hip Pain
  • Bone Infections
  • Complex Trauma/Multiple Injured Patients
  • Fracture Care
  • Fractures
  • Fractures Around Joints
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Impingement
  • Limb Salvage
  • Malunions
  • Mangled Extremities
  • Nonunions
  • Pelvic Osteotomies
  • Pelvic Ring Fractures
  • Pelvic Ring Injuries
  • Periarticular Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Young Adult Hip Pain

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Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

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UH Risman Ahuja CH Ste 210

1000 Auburn Dr
Beachwood OH, 44122

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UH Ahuja Medical Center

3999 Richmond Rd
Beachwood OH, 44122

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

4.9 out of 5

52 Ratings

Patient Comments (14)

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
love UH

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
I was incredibly blessed to have Dr Wetzel do my surgery. My follow-up care has been amazing.

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
I am so thankful that I am being treated by Dr. Wetzel and Dr. ***!

Reviewed On 3/14/2020
Dr. Wetzel is an excellent doctor and surgeon and I consider myself very fortunate to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed On 1/18/2020
Dr. Wetzel is an outstanding care provider, and excellent physician. [...]

Reviewed On 1/18/2020
Dr Wetzel is great! [...]. I have no issues with Dr Wetzel. He put my foot back together and from what I've been told that was no easy feat.

Reviewed On 1/3/2020
Dr.Wetzel is very mannerly and friendly he is awesome he talks to me and explains everything [...]

Reviewed On 12/30/2019
Dr Wetzel was able to squeeze me in between his OR cases for a steroid injection in my shoulder. very accommodating, knowledgeable and kind

Reviewed On 12/29/2019
Dr. Wetzel takes his time and listens to what i have to say and answers my questions. He's very caring and concerned about my condition and I know I'm getting the best possible care.

Reviewed On 12/26/2019
Everything and everyone was very pleasant, courteous and professional.I asked about a copy of the X-ray films. I had the disc before I even saw the surgeon. Excellent patient care.

Reviewed On 12/23/2019
He was very professional.

Reviewed On 12/2/2019
Dr Wetzel was caring and very concerned about my condition. He took the time to explain and show me everything that is going on.

Reviewed On 10/3/2019
great service

Reviewed On 8/27/2019

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Fellowship | Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery - Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital (2014 - 2015)

Residency | Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Mcgaw Medical Center Of Northwestern University (2009 - 2014)

Medical Education
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) (2009)

University Of Akron (2005)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Robert Wetzel did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.

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