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July 28, 2017 

Program -
William & Joseph Ward, Orthopaedic Surgeons
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Knee and Hip Replacement

Dr. William Ward is a 1984 graduate of the Orthopedic Residency at the University of Michigan, specializing in hip and knee surgery, most notably, arthroscopic surgery of the knee, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery, total knee, and total hip replacement.  


He is board certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Michigan Orthopaedic Society, the Michigan State Medical Society and many other organizations.

College: University of Michigan

Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School

Dr. Joe Ward grew up in the Detroit area. He attended U of D Jesuit High School, where he was the scholar-athlete of the year in his graduating class. He played varsity football at Columbia University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology with a concentration in history.

He graduated from the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine with Honors in Bioethics and Professionalism. He spent his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Michigan, where he served as administrative chief resident.

During residency, he was drawn to the field of joint replacement. He was encouraged by the largely successful outcomes of primary hip and knee replacement, and he was also motivated by the challenges of revision or “redo” hip and knee replacement. After residency, he completed the prestigious Otto E. Aufranc fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston to refine his skills in the field of hip and knee replacement.

Dr. Ward now has returned home to care for patients in the community in which he was raised. He practices general orthopedics but specializes in primary and revision hip and knee replacement. Some of his specific interests include partial knee replacement and direct anterior approach total hip replacement. He finds tremendous joy in helping patients with arthritis to regain their mobility. He strives to provide compassionate and personalized care to his patients.

Dr. Ward is married and has two children. His wife, Claire, is an allergy specialist in metro Detroit. Along with spending time with his family, his hobbies include weightlifting, running, and golf. He is excited to be a part of Orthopedic Specialists of Oakland County.

No Friday Meetings in August - See you in September!

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