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William B. Kurtz, MD

Dr. William Kurtz
William B. Kurtz, MD

Dr. Kurtz is a board certified orthopedic surgeon in Nashville, Tn who specializes in the primary and revision joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee joints. He has received fellowship training specifically in hip and knee replacements. He is a member of Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance and is currently the Chief of Orthopedics at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, but also has priveleges at Centennial and St. Thomas.

Dr. Kurtz is a graduate of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas with Alpha Omega Alpha honors distinction. He then completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, followed by a subspecialty fellowship in adult reconstructive joint surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. In addition, he holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University.

Dr. Kurtz is the Chief of Orthopedics at Baptist Hospital and a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Society of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the Society for Arthritic Joint Surgery, Mid-America Orthopedic Association, and the Vanderbilt Orthopedic Society. He has three patents regarding hip replacements and continues to design techniques to improve patient outcomes.

Dr. Kurtz is a native of Houston, Texas. He is married to Emily Graham Kurtz, a Tullahoma native, and the director of preventive cardiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. They are proud parents of three children and a dog. They have lived in Nashville since 2000 and attend Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

  • Internship
    Vanderbilt University, General Surgery Department: Nashville, TN, 2001

  • Residency
    Vanderbilt University, Orthopedic Department: Nashville, TN, 2005

  • Fellowship
    Aufranc Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery
    New Engalnd Baptist Hospital: Boston, MA, 2006

  • Employment
    Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance, 2006 to present

Other Honors / Activities

  • Rice University Lacrosse Team Captain, 1995-1996
  • Alpha Omega Alpha – University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 1996-2000
  • Kids First Orthopedic Mission Trip, Dominican Republic, 2003 & 2004
  • Vice Chief of Orthopedics, Baptist Hospital (Nashville, TN) 2009-2010
  • Chief of Orthopedics, Baptist Hospital  (Nashville, TN) 2011- 2012

Certifications / License / Memberships

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified
  • Tennessee Medical License, issued 2003
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Associations of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Society for Arthritic Joint Surgery
  • Mid-America Orthopedic Society
  • Tennessee Orthopedic Society
  • Vanderbilt Orthopedic Society

Presentations

  • Young Investigators Research in Arthroplasty, Chicago, Feb. 2006
  • Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery, Montreal, June 2006
  • Internatioanl Science and Technology in Arthroplasty, NewYork, Oct. 2006
  • Nashville Zimmer Orthopedic Conference, Nashville, Nov. 2006
  • Wright Medical SuperCap Meeting, Boston, Jan. 2007
  • Mid-America Orthopedic Association, Amelia, Apr 2009
  • Tennessee Orthopedic Society, Nashville, Sept 2009
  • American Academt of Orthopedic Surgeons, New Orleans, Mar 2010
  • Orthopedic Research Society, New Orleans Mar 2010
    Load to failure of in-situ femoral stem preparation vs. the traditional approach. Click here to view the poster.
  • Orthopedics for the non-orthopedic physician, course director, Apr 2011

Patents

Leg length & Offset measurement guide in hip replacement
December 2006, October 2007, June 2009

Publications

William B. Kurtz. In Situ Leg Length Measurement Technique in Hip Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. Jan 2012, Vol 27 (1) p. 66-73.

William B. Kurtz, Timo Ecker, William Reichmann, Stephen Murphy. Factors Affecting Bony Impingement in Hip Arthroplasty Journal of Arthroplasty: June 2010 Vol 25(4) p. 624-34.

William T. Obremskey, MD, MPH, Tom Austin, MS, Colin Crosby, MS, Robin Driver, RN, Will Kurtz, MD, Franklin Shuler, MD, PHD, and Philip Kregor, MD. Detection of Orthopaedic Implants by Airport Metal Detectors. J Orthop Trauma Volume 21, Number 2, February 2007.

John K. Dozier, MD, Tim Harrigan, ScD William B. Kurtz, MD, Christopher Hawkins, PhD, and Robert Hill. Does Increased Cement Pressure Produce Superior Femoral Component Fixation Journal of Arthroplasty: Volume 15(4), June 2000, pp. 488-495.

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