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William L. Oppenheim, MD


William Oppenheim, MD

UCLA Physician William Oppenheim, MD specializes in Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery.
Preferred Name
William L. Oppenheim
Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
Language Spoken
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
(424) 259-6593 Appointment Line
(424) 259-9830 Patient Care Coordinator
Fax Number
(424) 259-6577
Voted Best Doctor
Voted Super Doctor

Renee and Meyer Luskin Children's Clinic
1225 15th Street, Suite 2100B
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Orthopaedic Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1978 - 1979
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center, 1974 - 1978
Surgery, San Francisco General Hospital, 1970 - 1971
MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1970
Cerebral Palsy, Congenital limb anomalies and deficiencies, Hip Dysplasia and dislocation, Limb Reconstruction, Muscular Dystrophy, Pediatric and adolescent fractures, Pediatric Foot and Ankle, Pediatric Scoliosis, Renal Osteodystrophy
Research Interest
Pediatric Orthopaedics, Cerebral Palsy
Additional Information

Dr. William Oppenheim is Emeritis Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedics at the David Geffen school of Medicine at UCLA, the Margaret Holden Jones Kaanar Professor of Cerebral Palsy, Director of the Center for Cerebral Palsy, and Past President of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. He is a Past President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Western Orthopaedic Association, a member of the Bay Surgical Society, and a four time winner of the America's Best Doctors designee.

Dr. William L. Oppenheim has written over 60 peer reviewed publications, 14 textbook chapters, and presented over 200 presentations at National Meetings.

He is a member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society, the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, and has served as a Visiting Professor in Europe, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan and various institutions throughout the United States.

Awards & Recognition
  • Southern California Super Doctor, 2011, 2010
  • America's Best Doctors 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2004, 1999
  • Marquis Who's Who in the World, 2011 (28th Edition).
  • Who's Who in America, 2010, 2009
  • America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly, Boca Raton, FL, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
  • America's Top Orthopedists, Consumer's Research Council of America, Washington, DC, 2009
  • Endowed Chair, Margaret Holden Jones Kanaar Chair in Cerebral Palsy, 2004
  • White Swan Award, Cerebral Palsy, Abilities First Foundation, Beverly Hills, 2000
  • Past President, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
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