Robert Joseph Wetzel, MD
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 Around Joints
- Hip Dysplasia
- Hip Impingement
- Limb Salvage
- Mangled Extremities
- Pelvic Osteotomies
- Pelvic Ring Fractures
- Pelvic Ring Injuries
- Periarticular Fractures
- Total Hip Replacement
- Young Adult Hip Pain
Patient Satisfaction Reviews
4.9 out of 5
- 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)
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) (2009)
University Of Akron (2005)
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