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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Beachwood Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Beachwood Family Health Center
Primary Location

Beachwood Family Health Center


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • Hand and Arm Reconstruction
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Revision Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Total Joint Replacement
View all 22 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
  • Broken Bones
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Congenital Hand Differences
  • DeQuervain's Disease
  • Elbow Problems
  • Fractures
  • Fractures Of The Hand
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hand and Wrist Injuries
  • Hand Problems
  • Hand Related Sports Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Painful Joints
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Upper Extremity Disorders
  • Wrist Diseases
View all 23 Specialties +


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About William Seitz, Jr., MD

William Seitz, MD, joined the Cleveland Clinic Beachwood Family Health and Surgery Center as a hand and upper extremity surgeon. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Cleveland Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital at Lutheran Hospital and Director of Hand and Upper Extremity.
Dr. Seitz is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a founding member of the International Society for Fracture Repair and a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society. He most recently served as the Chairman for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand’s 3rd Combined Meeting of the Japanese and American Societies for Surgery of the Hand.
He was named to Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare and Science and Engineering (1997-2000) and in Woodward and White’s The Best Doctors in America, Midwest Region Edition (1996-2000). In 1992-1993 was named the Sterling Bunnell International Traveling Fellow for the ASSH.
Dr. Seitz’s specialty interests include management of problems of the entire upper extremity, including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand arising from congenital, arthritic, traumatic, neurologic and acquired conditions. He has been visiting professor and keynote speaker nationally and internationally on his work in shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand problems.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Campus
Hand Surgery
New York, NY USA

Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Campus
Orthopaedic Surgery
New York, NY USA

Residency - Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center
General Surgery
New York, NY USA

Medical Education - Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons at Harlem Hospital Center
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Physical Therapy
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT USA

Professional Highlights

  • Presidential Guest Speaker, Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand 50th Annual Meeting
    Yamagata, Japan
  • Charles L. Hudson, M.D Distinguished Service Award, Academy of Medicine of Cleveland & Northern Ohio
  • Visiting Professor, Kyoto University & Hiroshima University, Japan
  • Who's Who in the World, MARQUIS Who's Who, 1996-Present
  • Sterling Bunnel Traveling Fellowship, American Society for Surgery of the Hand


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Surgery of the Hand

Specialty Interests

Hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder surgery concentrating on joint replacement, trauma reconstruction, congenital hand reconstruction and arthroscopy of the entire upper extremity

Awards & Honors

  •  J Albert Key Distinguished Lecturer, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, Distraction Lengthening in the Hand and Upper Extremity, June 21-22, 2007
  • Presidential Guest Speaker,Evolution of Management of Distal Radius Fractures and Malunions, Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand 50th Annual Meeting, Yamagata, Japan, April, 2007
  • Presidential Guest Speaker, Scaphoid Hemiresection & Recessed Radioscapholunate, International Symposium on Hand Surgery, Yamagata, Japan, April, 2007
  • Charles L. Hudson, MD, Distinguished Service Award, Academy of Medicine of Cleveland & Northern Ohio, April, 2007
  • Visiting Professor, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Innovations & Patents

  • Designed implants and external fixation systems and fracture repair systems, Co-holder of Patent, Custom Radial and Ulnar Implants


  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • Academic Orthopaedic Society
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 9/20/2021, Dr. Seitz, Jr. has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Seitz, Jr. receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Akcea Therapeutics

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

228 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

37 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Super nice doctor, very polite and interested in my case. I trusted him immediately.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Everyone has been very helpful. I always felt like I was the most important person. Dr Seitz did amazing work on my shoulder. Many doctors would have turned me away, and did. I am eternally grateful.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

I shared my experiences with a customer where I work and she is currently a patient of Dr Seitz.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Doctor Seitz is the BEST!!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr. Seitz is a caring, concerned, amazing physician. I recommend him to friends and family.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr. Seitz is the gold standard in every respect and my family has been proud to know him.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

I've already recommended the doctor that I saw on the 20th to two other family members.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Since he is a highly recommended surgeon, and has many patients, waiting for a surgery date is longer than expected - a sign of a great doctor is it's hard getting an appointment!

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

It was hard to get a Dr. Once I got one it was nice.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Dr Seitz explains everything thoroughly, he listens and makes sure patient has questions and understands he is an excellent physician

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

I need to see Dr Seitz on Thursday morning and was informed by scheduler, he only see new patients on Thursday morning due to my job that's the only time I can schedule. I had to wait 2months for follow up appointment until I could take off work, which is difficult since I'm a medical provider.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

This is my second appointment with Dr Seitz and each visit, he was compassionate, exhibited patience and concern about my bilateral arm pain. Explained up coming surgery in detail and took time to address my questions

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr. Seitz explained my situation to me perfectly and was compassionate.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Doc was pretty good and thorough

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

I would definitely recommend Dr Seitz to anyone looking for an informed decision

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

When I met with Dr. Seitz, he said he would prescribe me several medications one of them was a 6 day course of steroids and it was not sent to the pharmacy. When I messaged the Dr. I was told he would be asked about it and that is the last I had heard.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr Seitz and his PA are very professional and excellent at what they do

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr. Seitz Great

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

I have recommended Doctor Seitz to people and one in particular John Shreve and he was very grateful.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

There is only one Dr. Seitz. I can't believe he took an interest in my problem.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

my experience during my recent visit was good. Dr Seitz is a very nice, calm person and he is friendly.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

as I stated before Dr Seitz is a very nice person and explains things

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Dr. Seitz is warm and caring and engaged with our son to make him laugh. He allowed him participate in his appointment as more than just a bystander, which was nice to see especially now that he is getting older.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Dr. Seitz is the best of the best!

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Dr S gave me a lot of good information I needed to make decisions how to approach the care for my problem

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Everyone connected to Dr. Seitz's practice are professional, kind, considerate and helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

I have already recommended Dr. Seitz to several people.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Dr Seitz is the best. I have recommended him to many of my friends and family.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

I have recommended the Dr to others (cousin and daughter) and they have both gone to him with excellent results

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

I Can Unequivocally Say That Dr. William Seitz Is The Best Physician That I Have Ever Had. He Listens, Is Warm And Compassionate. He Is A Skilled Professional Physician. For The Issue I Came To Him With, He Is A Miracle Worker. He Saved My Life.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

I'm very happy with my first, I look forward to working with Dr. Seitz.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Dr Sietz knows his stuff

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

Have recommended *Dr. Seitz to many.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

wonderful experience dr seitz is so very good patient and [email protected]

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2020

*Dr. Seitz and *Jacob his PA - are the reason I come to bathroom. They are the best.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

very good experience with doctor SEITZ

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