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Robert Wetzel, MD

Robert Wetzel, MD



91 Ratings 28 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

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Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

UH Ahuja Medical Center

1000 Auburn Dr
Beachwood OH, 44122

UH Ahuja Medical Center

3999 Richmond Rd
Beachwood OH, 44122

Patient Experience Reviews

4.7 out of 5

91 Ratings

Patient Comments (28)

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Dr. Wetzel & his staff were awesome!!!

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Dr. Wetzel and his hospital staff were excellent in every way.

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
I love Dr. Wetzel! He is an excellent surgeon and personable doctor. I always receive the best care from him.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
The guy walks on water w/o getting wet. I cannot imagine better care or concern from a physician.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Excellent care by Dr. Wetzel! Listens carefully and provides clear and understandable information regarding injury and treatment plan moving forward. I would highly recommend Dr. Wetzel to family and friends.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
I had a good experience

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
The doctor was one of best physicians I have ever had and UH is an amazingly well run hospital.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Awesome Experience, Doctor was empathetic and very knowledgeable. He pointed me in the right direction towards taking care of my situation. I was very grateful for the education he provided.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Excellent experience

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr Wetzel is trustworthy and I prefer to see only him in ortho. I suspect he is overworked but always gives you his full attention.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr. Wetzel is an exceptional physician on all levels.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Keep up the good work

Reviewed On 4/1/2022

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr. Wetzel always listens to what I have to say and answers my questions and puts me at ease.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr. Wetzel is absolutely amazing! He really listens and cares about my medical issues

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Excellent experience

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr Wetzel and staff are great. ***

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Excellent care and Service

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Excellent doctor that takes time to listen to you and answer any questions you have.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Excellent physician, the receptionist needs to do a better job. ***

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
I had a fantastic experience with Dr Wetzel! He is caring and compassionate!

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Very good expoerience

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Dr. Wetzel explains everything he is going to do in a way that I can understand it.

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

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.