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William Ricci, MD
Chief, Orthopaedic Trauma

Clinical Specialty
Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery and Post-Trauma Reconstruction

Clinical Interests
Management of fractures and complications related to fractures especially nonunions (unhealed fractures), malunions (incorrectly healed fractures), and osteomyelitis (bone infections).

Research Interests
Clinical and biomechanical evaluation of new technologies for evaluation and treatment of fractures and nonunions.

Dr. Ricci has developed a national and international recognition as a leader in the field of orthopaedics. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles and over 50 book chapters, chaired multiple national and international orthopaedic trauma meetings and courses, was an American-British-Canadian travelling fellow, and is an editor of Rockwood and Greens Textbook of Fractures in Adults.  Dr. Ricci serves on the board of several scholarly journals including the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma and has served on the board of directors of major orthopaedic organizations including the American Orthopaedic Association and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.

Dr. Ricci received his undergraduate degree in biomechanical engineering and his medical degree from Duke University. He completed residency training in orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery/New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in New York city. Dr. Ricci spent an additional year studying orthopaedic trauma as a fellow at Tampa General Hospital and the Florida Orthopaedic Institute. He then joined the Washington University Faculty in 1998.

Clinical Excellence / Reputation
2015    Selected as one of the "19 Best Orthopedic Traumatologists in North America", Orthopedics     
          This Week
, February 10
2014    St. Louis Magazine, Best Orthopaedic Doctors's in St. Louis
2013    Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine
2013    Castle Connolly Top Doctor
2013    St. Louis Magazine, Best Orthopaedic Doctor’s in St. Louis
2012    Selected as one of "The Top 29 Orthopedic Traumatologists in the U.S.", Orthopedics This
, October 11
2012    St. Louis Magazine, Best Orthopaedic Doctor’s in St. Louis
2012    Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine
2012    Castle Connolly Top Doctor
2011    St. Louis Magazine, Best Orthopaedic Doctor’s in St. Louis
2010    St. Louis Magazine, Best Orthopaedic Doctor’s in St. Louis
2009    St. Louis Magazine, Best Orthopaedic Doctor’s in St. Louis
2005    Selected one of “America’s Top Physicians” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America

Board Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2000 - present

Medical Degree
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham NC

Orthopaedic Surgery, The Hospital for Special Surgery/The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Tampa General Hospital/Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa FL

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