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William Ritchie, MD

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Subspecialty Certificate in Sports Medicine
Graduate of the AAOS Leadership Fellow Program
Fellowship-Trained in Surgical Research

Dr. William Ritchie is an orthopedic 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.

Prior to joining the team at New Mexico Orthopaedics, Dr. Ritchie proudly

served his country in the United States Air Force and was Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Albuquerque’s own Kirtland Air Force Base. He is also proud to be one of the first surgeons in the state of New Mexico to earn the Subspecialty Certificate in Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.  In addition to being an avid skier, Dr. Ritchie enjoys cycling and running.  He is also a novice auto racer.

Undergraduate Degree:

 University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN  

Medical School:

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX


Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX


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


University of Texas Health Science Center, Dallas, TX and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) LFP  

Military Service:

United States Air Force

Hospital Affiliations

New Mexico Orthopaedic Surgery Center
Presbyterian Hospital
Heart Hospital of New Mexico

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
New Mexico Medical Society
Greater Albuquerque Medical Association
New Mexico Orthopaedic Association
New Mexico Workers Compensation Association
NM Workers Comp Administration Medical Advisory Board
AP Capital Insurance Medical Advisory Board