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Meet Our Physicians

William Ricci, MD, Chief of Service and Vice Chair for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Ricci is Chief of the Orthopedic Trauma/Fracture Care Service and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of fractures and the treatment of post-traumatic problems related to fractures.  Dr. Ricci has specific interest and expertise in dealing with problems such as non-unions (unhealed fractures), mal-unions (fractures healed incorrectly), post-traumatic arthritis (arthritis related to prior fractures), and osteomyelitis (bone infections). He also commonly treats complex fractures that occur after traumatic injury around joints (shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle). Board-certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Ricci also leads the Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship training program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the only Level I Trauma Center in St. Louis accredited by the American College of Surgeons. Through his extensive published research, distinguished lectureships and fellowships, leadership roles in orthopaedic trade organizations and as editor of the textbook of Fractures in Adults, Dr. Ricci is known nationally and internationally in the field of orthopaedic trauma.  Dr. Ricci earned both his undergraduate biomedical engineering and medical degrees from Duke University in Durham, NC.  He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at The Hospital for Special Surgery-Cornell University Medical Center in New York City and then completed a subspecialty training fellowship in orthopedic trauma surgery at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL.

Christopher McAndrew, MD, MSc
Dr. McAndrew is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. He specializes in orthopaedic trauma surgery. His clinical interests are the management of acute fractures of the arm, leg, and pelvis, and periarticular fracture care. Dr. McAndrew has particular interest and expertise in treating: periarticular fractures of the shoulder (proximal humerus), elbow (distal humerus, olecranon, and radial head), hip (acetabulum, femoral head and neck, intertrochanteric, and subtrochanteric), knee (patella, distal femur, tibial plateau), ankle (pilon and plafond), and foot (calcaneus, talus, midfoot, Lisfranc); fractures in the polytrauma patient; fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum; peri-prosthetic fractures; and management of post-traumatic problems including nonunions, malunions, arthritis, and osteomyelitis. Dr. McAndrew earned his medial degree from the University of Tennessee. He then completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and his fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA.

Anna Miller, MD, FACSAnna N. Miller, MD, FACS
Dr. Miller is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. She specializes in the management of acute fractures of the arm, leg, and pelvis, including peri-articular fracture care, polytrauma, fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum, non-unions and malunions of fractures, osteomyelitis, and post-traumatic reconstruction. Dr. Miller completed her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She did a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and completed a fellowship in orthopaedic trauma surgery at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. 

Laurie Bettlach, PA-C, MPAS
Laurie received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA. She then went on  to pursue a Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska, in Omaha, Nebraska. Prior to joining Washington University Orthopedics, Laurie worked in family practice as a physician assistant for nine years before making the transition to orthopedics. Additionally, Laurie has worked on the orthopedic trauma floor at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, caring for preoperative and postoperative patients and providing orthopedic trauma consults. Laurie is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.


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