Dr. William Ritchie is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in injuries and conditions of the shoulder and knee, occupational medicine, sports medicine and trauma at New Mexico Orthopaedics. His approach to all forms of treatment, including surgical methods, is conservative in nature.

Dr. Ritchie strongly believes in treating the whole person rather than focusing solely on the injury or condition. He views each patient as an athlete in his or her own right—an individual who needs to “get back in the game” at full capacity, whether that activity is work, play or life in general. He enjoys the hands-on opportunity to use his knowledge and skills to fix injuries and return people to a full and active lifestyle.

Medical School 

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX, 1986
University of Notre Dame,  Notre Dame, IN B.S. in Preprofessional Studies (with High Honors), 1982


Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX


University of Texas Health Science Center, Dallas, TX and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) LFP, Research in wound healing/infection, Ortho Oncology, 1988-89                          


Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX and University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, 1986-88

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Academy leadership body for national advocacy and communication Medical Liability Committee
NM Medical Society                                                      Led movement to modernize the society and eliminate the House of Delegates
NM Orthopaedic Association Board
American Medical Association