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Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute

Cleveland Clinic's Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute offers expert diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for adults and children with bone, joint or connective tissue disorders. The institute blends the strengths of Cleveland Clinic's Orthopaedic Program and Rheumatology Program, both ranked among the top three nationally by U.S. News & World Report (the top rankings in Ohio).

About Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute
World-class care to patients seeking bone, muscle and joint care.
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Providing service in several specialty areas.
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William H. Seitz, Jr., MD Awarded John H. Budd Distinguished Member Award for 2014

The Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northern Ohio Honors Committee is pleased to announce that William H. Seitz, Jr., M.D. is this year’s winner of the John H. Budd Distinguished Membership Award for 2014.

The award is bestowed upon a member of the AMCNO who has brought special distinction and honor to the medical profession and to our community as a result of his outstanding accomplishments in biomedical research, clinical practice or professional leadership. This award is given in recognition of his clinical and laboratory interest and expertise in the field of Orthopaedic medicine as well as his dedication to the medical community in Cleveland and to the AMCNO.

William H. Seitz, Jr. M.D. is a hand and upper extremity surgeon in the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. He is Chairman of Orthopaedics at Lutheran Hospital and in the fall of 2014, he will become President of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

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  • Orthopaedics & Rheumatology: 866.275.7496
  • Sports Health: 877.440.TEAM (8326)

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To arrange a same-day visit, call 216.444.2606

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