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Robert Wetzel, MD

Robert Wetzel, MD



75 Ratings 22 Reviews


Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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

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
  • Hip Preservation Surgery (PAO)
  • Limb Salvage
  • Malunions
  • Mangled Extremities
  • Nonunions
  • Pelvic Osteotomies
  • Pelvic Ring Fractures
  • Pelvic Ring Injuries
  • Periarticular Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Young Adult Hip Pain

Languages Spoken


Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

UH Risman Ahuja CH Ste 210

1000 Auburn Dr
Beachwood OH, 44122

UH Ahuja Medical Center

3999 Richmond Rd
Beachwood OH, 44122

Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5

75 Ratings

Patient Comments (22)

Reviewed On 12/1/2021

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr. Wetzel was very good at explaining my condition in a way I could understand and made an appointment with a pain management Dr. The same day. And made a follow up appointment with him on the same day. Made me feel like he really cared about my health

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
I know how busy Dr Wetzel is and I didn't mind waiting for him. He is a very good doctor and he may have had to see a patient with an injury? My appointment was my third POV appointment. I highly recommend Dr Wetzel to my family and friends.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Excellent experience with Dr. And all associates.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
My experience was excellent,they did what they had to do, peace and blessings

Reviewed On 8/1/2021

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
great doctor ***

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
I am very pleased with the care Dr. Wetzel has given to me. I have and will recommend Dr. Wetzel to any of my friends/family needing his specific treatment capablilities.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr. Wetzel is a great surgeon. I ask a ton of questions and he always answers them and never makes me feel rushed. His staff, *** and ***, are also very nice and helpful with whatever I need and always get back to me quickly.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
It was a good experience, overall.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
loved the care

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr Wetzel has been a true blessing to our family. After 4.5 years of our daughter being in pain Dr Wetzel was able to dx her and do surgery to fix the problem. He is always kind and compassionate! He never rushes us and always makes conversation with our daughter. We have recommended him to a number of people.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
very good

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
*** The care was great. everyone is referring this provider to me.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Dr. Wetzel has been providing care to me through multiple surgeries over the past two years. His support, guidance and expertise has been extremely helpful throughout the entire period. The entire team at UH has extraordinary every step of the way. Thank you so much.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Every visit with Dr Wetzel and the hospital has been an absolute positive one. I was always taken care of quickly, efficiently and treated respectfully. I would also like to express my gratitude and thankfulness to his outstanding assistant ***. She has gone above and beyond to always get back to me in a timely manner and followed up and completed any paperwork I needed or scheduling conflicts I may have had. Truly an asset to his team and the hospital!

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
I am very satisfied with the care that I receive from this provider and all the medical staff.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
My experience with Dr. Wetzel and his staff has been more than good - it has been excellent from start to finish. He fixed my broken leg, but more than that, he always made me feel that I was going to be ok and that all would be well.With this visit, in his words, I graduated - my leg is all healed and I am good and strong to go. Moreover, through his words and demeanor, Dr. Wetzel conveyed the message that I should go and do. Dr. Wetzel is truly one who heals the mind, body, and spirit of his patients. *** Thank you Dr. Wetzel and UH staff.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
My time with Dr. Wetzel has always been professional, kind and caring. He takes the time to answers all of my questions and i know when i leave his office my mind is at ease.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Dr wetzel & his PA *** were awesome! The scars are minimal.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
I am very grateful to have Dr. Wetzel as my surgeon!

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
my appointment went better than I could have ever imagined. Dr. Wetzel was not only kind and compassionate, but listened when I talked. *** I speak highly of him and recommend him to everyone.

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.

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