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William Reisman, MD

William M. Reisman, MD

Chief of Orthopedics, Director of Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedic Clinic Director

Dr. William Reisman, a native of Tennessee, received his Bachelor of Science at Northwestern University and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He completed his Internship and Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Emory University. Following his residency at Emory University he specialized in Orthopaedic Trauma with a fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Reisman returned to Grady Memorial Hospital and joined the staff at Emory University in August 2010 as Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Traumatology and Director of the Orthopaedic Center. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. In January 2013, Dr. Reisman was named the Chief of Orthopaedics at Grady Memorial Hospital as well as the Director of Orthopaedic Trauma. Dr. Reisman participates in multiple prospective and retrospective research projects in a variety of clinical interests including compartment syndrome. He has been awarded multiple million dollar grants to pursue these interests. Dr. Reisman also actively lectures both regionally and nationally on orthopaedic trauma and is an AO North American Trauma Faculty member. Recently, Dr. Reisman was selected to be a member of the distinguished American Orthopaedic Association. His interests include pelvic and acetabular fractures, multi-extremity injuries as well as general fracture care and orthopaedic trauma.


  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Carolinas Medical Center


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Internship: Emory University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Emory University School of Medicine

Honors & Awards

Visionary Award Grady White Coat Gala 2019

Howard Rosen AO Best Table Instructor Award 2015

Woodruff Leadership Academy 2013


Shuler MS, Reisman WM, Whitesides Jr. TE, Kinsey TL, Hammerberg EM, Davila MG, Moore TJ. Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Lower Extremity Trauma. J of Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009;91:1360-1368.

Shuler MS, Reisman WM, Kinsey TL, Whitesides Jr. TE, Hammerberg EM, Davila MG,

Moore TJ. Correlation Between Muscle Oxygenation and Compartment Pressures in Acute Compartment Syndrome of the Leg. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010;92:863-870

Shuler MS, Reisman WM, Moore TJ, Whitesides Jr. TE. Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Acute Compartment Syndrome: Case Series Report. Injury. 2011;42:1506-1508.

Figler BD, Hoffler CE, Reisman WM, Carney KJ, Moore TJ, Feliciano DV, Master VA. Multi-disciplinary Update on Pelvic Fracture Associated Bladder and Urethral Injuries. Injury. 2012 Aug;43(8):1242-9.

Reisman WM, Shuler MS, Kinsey TL, Cole A, Whitesides Jr. TE, Davila MG, Smith, E, Moore TJ. Relationship between Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Intracompartmental Pressures. The Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2013 Feb;44(2):292-8.

Roskosky M, Robinson G, Reisman W, Ziran B, Shuler MS, Freedman B. Subcutaneous depth in a traumatized lower extremity. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Sep;77(3 Suppl 2):S190-3

Hiza EA, Gottschalk MB, Umpierrez E, Bush P, Reisman WM. The Effect of a Dedicated Orthopaedic Advanced Practice Provider in a Level I Trauma Center: Analysis of Length of Stay and Cost. J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Jul;29(7):e225-30

Gelbard RB, Edwards J, Reisman WM, Shafii SM, Rajani RR. Surgeon-Performed Duplex Ultrasound Facilitates Diagnosis and Management of Blunt Popliteal Artery Injury. Am Surg. 2015 Jul;81(7):271-3

Runner R, MooreT Jr, Reisman W. Utility of a Dedicated Saturday Orthopaedic Operating Room. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 Jan;30(1):e24-9.

Desai MJ, Fechter C, Lin A, Hutton WC, Reisman WM. Improving Spanning-Knee External Fixator Stiffness: A Biomechanical Study. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2016 Feb;45(2):E42-5.

Reisman WM, Shuler MS, Roskosky M, Kinsey TL, Freedman BA. Use of Near Infrared Spectroscopy to Detect Sustained Hyperaemia Following Lower Extremity Trauma. Mil Med. 2016 Feb;181(2):111-5.

Gottschalk MB, Hiza EA, Carpenter WE, Reisman WM, Roberson JR. Humerus Fracture Fixation: incidence rates and complications as reported by American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Part II candidates. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Sep 7;98(17):e71

Fitzgerald CA, Moore Jr. TJ, Bryan C. Morse BC, Subramanian A, Dente CJ, Patel DC, Reisman WM, Schenker ML, Gelbard RB. The role of diverting colostomy in traumatic blunt open pelvic fractures. Am Surg. 2017 Aug 1;83(8):280-282

Vu CCL, Runner RP, Reisman WM, Schenker ML. The Frail Fail: Increased Mortality and Post-operative Complications in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients. Injury. 2017 Nov;48(11):2443-2450.

Aizpuru M, Staley C, Reisman WM, Gottschalk MB, Schenker ML. Determinants of Length of Stay for Patients Operatively Treated for Femur Fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2018 Apr;32(4):161-166

Shuler MS, Roskosky M, Kinsey T, Glaser D, Reisman W, Ogburn C, Yeoman C, Wanderman NR, Freedman B. Countinual near-infrared spectroscopy monitoring in the injured lower limb and acute compartment syndrome. Bone Joint J. 2018 Jun 1;100-B(6):787-797.

Boissonneault AR, Schenker M, Staley C, Roorbach M, Erwood AA, Grabel ZJ, Moore T Jr, Reisman W, Maceroli M. Impact of closed suction drainage after surgical fixation of acetabular fractures. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2019 Jan 28. doi: 10.1007/s00402-019-03110-0.