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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

See publications for William Seitz, Jr., MD.

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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 6/7/2022, 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:

  • Medartis AG

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

137 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 4.7
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Dr. Seitz explained everything to me about my condition, what surgery I needed, the possible outcome and recovery/ physical therapy expected.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Doctor Seitz shows care, compassion and humility. I knew from his video he has a kind heart as well as being very competent.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Dr. Was very enlightening when verbalizing my injuries path to healing, and offering solid advice on both the healing and recuperating processes.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

Best doctor Gives detailed explanation of injury and hopeful solutions

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Dr. Seitz was terrific, but I am still waiting to hear back about scheduling my two surgeries.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Dr. Seitz has always been very courteous and patient.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

I would recommend (and have) Dr. William Seitz and the Orthopedic Department at Lutheran Hospital to anyone.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dr. Seitz is the best. I found Dr. Seitz to be the most compassionate doctor I have ever seen. The doctor answered all questions, and the questions I thought of and I used smart chart and messaged the office response was the very same day. Dr. Seitz's office staff Is also excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dr. Seitz and his team were wonderful!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

Dr. Seitz is an excellent, knowledgeable physician. I would highly recommend patients to see him about shoulder problems - he is a very experienced doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

Dr Seitz and his assistant give great assistance and answer all questions (in English - not medical terms)

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

I'm very happy to have Dr Seitz

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Very caring Doctors & Staff. Never any problems whatsoever when an appointment is needed.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Care provider is an A++.very caring an understanding!!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

No complaints about Doctor or staff only lengthy time for appointments and treatments

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

NP/PA was excellent doctor also was excellent in all ways

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

I really enjoyed Dr. Sietz's having his office visit in therapy room

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Had to wait 2 & 1/2 weeks to be seen by dr Seitz or his PA

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr Seitz and staff are wonderful!

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

Dr. Seitz, explained my X-ray and examined my arm and options for treatment

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr William Seitz is truly an amazing person. How lucky Cleveland Clinic is to have such an extraordinary doctor

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr Seitz and team are angels to me. They work so very well together. Thank you

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

My family has been seeing Dr. Seitz for 20+ years.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

Dr. Seitz is thorough, listens and is responsive. He explains things in a way that can be understood and he always makes sure questions have been answered.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

Received excellent care from Dr. Seitz. He is a super doctor and is extremely kind

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

The staff is awesome. Dr. Seitz is the best. Tim, Kim a d Ernie are so helpful.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Dr Seitz was quite wonderful! He explained my problem thoroughly, showing me my X-rays to explain more, and discussed treatment options well. He should be teaching other NEW DOCTORS how to communicate with people. It was my first visit with him and I will be back. Thanks

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Dr. Seitz actually gave me unexpected hope regarding options and likely prognoses for my hand issues, after my first surgery (2015/2016) was not only unsuccessful, but left me in wild pain and made the hand worse. I am not looking for perfection--but was happy to learn that there are options that he recommended.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

The resident, physician and front office staff were all amazing!!

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