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William Weiss

William Weiss, MD, MSc, FRCSC UTMB Health Provider

  • UTMB Health Orthopedics, Clear Lake Campus
    • 250 Blossom Street
      4th floor
      Webster, Texas 77598
    • Phone: (832) 505-1200
    • Fax: (832) 632-7866
    UTMB Health Orthopedics, League City Campus
    • 2240 Gulf Freeway South
      League City, TX 77573
    • Phone: (832) 505-1200
    • Fax: (281) 309-0137
    UTMB Health Orthopedics, PCP Galveston
    • 400 Harborside Drive
      Suite 109, Entrance A
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 266-7846
    • Fax: (409) 772-5890
  • Dr. Weiss specializes primarily in Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, and Extremity Reconstruction, and due to his considerable fellowship training has a broad focus that includes the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle and foot. He has primary interest in treating sports injuries, but also treats traumatic injuries or fractures, and other degenerative or deforming conditions of the upper and lower extremity.

    Dr. Weiss completed 2 Undergraduate Science degrees (BSc Biochemistry & BSc Human Kinetics) and a Master of Science degree (MSc Biochemistry), while being involved in athletics and becoming Nationally Certified in Coaching, Fitness Training, and Exercise Physiology. He then pursued Medical School (MD) and Residency training in Orthopedic Surgery, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC), certified in Orthopedic Surgery.

    Dr. Weiss then completed his first Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy and Extremity Reconstruction fellowship in Canada (University of Alberta) before coming to Texas to complete a second Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship (Plano Orthopedics & Sports Medicine) accredited by the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). He then proceeded to complete a third fellowship in Orthopedic Foot, Ankle and Lower Extremity Reconstruction (University of Texas Medical Branch, UTMB) accredited by the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) before taking a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery & Rehabilitation at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) - El Paso.

    In 4 years at TTUHSC, Dr. Weiss became Director of Research and Director of Orthopedic Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery & Rehabilitation, and served as Associate Research Director for the combined William Beaumont US Army Medical Center/TTUHSC Orthopedic Residency Program (the only joint military and civilian residency program in the US). He was the Medical Director of Sports Medicine for University Medical Center (UMC) of El Paso, instituting a Sports Medicine Program that allowed him to be the physician and orthopedic surgeon for numerous high school sports programs, and teams from the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP). Dr. Weiss was also the orthopedic surgeon for the El Paso Locomotive professional soccer team, and cared for active duty members of the US Army.

    As TTUHSC El Paso is the only level 1 Trauma center in a roughly 300 mile radius, Dr. Weiss was also able to care for trauma patients and those with complex injuries requiring multiple ligament knee reconstructions, meniscal allograft transplantation, and complex shoulder, elbow, hip or lower extremity reconstructions relevant to both sports medicine and trauma. During his time with TTUHSC, Dr. Weiss became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (FAAOS), and was recognized with his colleagues and first-responders who responded, and cared for the victims of the El Paso shooting in 2019.

    Dr. Weiss returns to UTMB with aims to further his teaching and research goals in orthopedic surgery, with a focus on sports medicine and basic science. He will also, with the assistance of his colleagues, continue the development of a Multi-Disciplinary Sports Medicine Program that focuses on education, research, and the care of athletes in the Galveston-Houston area.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, Queens University School of Medicine - Kingston, ON, Canada, 2007


    Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ottawa & The Ottawa Hospital - Ottawa, ON, Canada, 2012


    Sports Medicine, University of Alberta - Edmonton, AB, Canada, 2013

    Sports Medicine, Plano Orthopedics and Sports Medicine - Plano, TX, 2014

    Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2015


    American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Fellow

    American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

    Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, Orthopedic Surgery Fellow

    Social Media - Arthroscopy Association of North America, Board Member

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