William Oppenheim, MD

William Oppenheim, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery Santa Monica, CA

Margaret Holden Jones Kanaar Professor, Cerebral Palsy, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Office Address

Office Map
  • 1250 16th Street
    Suite 2100
    Santa Monica, CA 90404
    Phone: (310) 395-4814
    Fax: (424) 259-6577

Dr. Oppenheim's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Orthopaedic Surgery: Pediatric Orthopedics, Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Pediatric Orthopaedics Cerebral Palsy

Dr. Oppenheim's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • PhysicianRonald Reagan Medical Center
    Los Angeles, PA
  • ConsultantCedars Sinai Medical Center
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • PhysicianSanta Monica UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital
    Santa Monica, CA
  • Panel PhysicianLos Angeles Crippled Children's Services
    Long Beac, CA
  • Consultant OrthopedistU.C.L.A. Medical Center
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Consultant SurgeonShriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Emeritus ChiefGeffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    Los Angeles, CA
    Margaret Holden Jones Kanaar Chair, Cerebral Palsy; Director, UCLA / Orthopaedic Hospital Center for Cerebral Palsy
  • Board of DirectorsConcord High School
    Santa Monica, CA
  • Vice PresidentLos Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital
    Los Angeles, CA
  • ChiefSkeletal Dysplasia Clinic, Cedars Sinai Hospital
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • ExaminerAmerican Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Attending OrthopedistMcBride School
    Culver City, CA
  • PhysicianCalifornia Board of Medical Quality Assurance
  • Attending OrthopedistGlendale School for the Developmentally Disabled
    Glendale, CA
  • Professor and HeadUniversity of California
    Los Angeles, CA
    Assistant Professor (1979-1986); Associate Professor (1986 – 1992)
  • Attending OrthopedistValley Orthopedic Clinic
    Calexico, CA
  • ConsultantSt. Johns' Hospital
    Santa Monica, CA
  • Acting InstructorUniversity of Washington
    Seattle, WA

Dr. Oppenheim's Education & Medical Training

  • Orthopedic HospitalOrthopedic HospitalFellowship, Pediatric Orthopedics
  • University of WashingtonUniversity of WashingtonChief Residency, Orthopedic Surgery
  • University of WashingtonUniversity of WashingtonResidency, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Nuffield Orthopaedic CentreNuffield Orthopaedic CentreOther Training, Girdlestone Fellow
  • San Francisco General Hospital Medical CenterSan Francisco General Hospital Medical CenterInternship, General Surgery
  • Georgetown Univ Sch of MedGeorgetown University School of MedicineMedical School
  • University of MarylandUniversity of MarylandOther Training, Bsc, Chemistry, High Honors

Dr. Oppenheim's Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License1971 - 2015
  • American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgery, 1980

Dr. Oppenheim's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Castle Connolly, Boca Raton, FL, 2009-2014America’s Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, Boca Raton, FL, 2009-2014, 2013
  • 28th Edition. 890 Mountain Ave. Suite 300, New Providence, NJ, 2011-2014Marquis Who’s Who in the World28th Edition. 890 Mountain Ave. Suite 300, New Providence, NJ, 2011-2014, 2013
  • Healthgrades Recognized Doctor2013
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Dr. Oppenheim's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Biochemistry and Injury Severity in Man.Oppenheim, W.L., Williamson, D., and Smith, R, Journal of Trauma, 20(2):135-140
  • Bladder Diverticulum Simulates Metastatic Tumor on Bone Scan.Oppenheim, W.L., and Greenlee, T, Ortho. Review, 9(8):69-71
  • Purpura Fulminans: Medical, Surgical, and Rehabilitative Management.Silbart, S., and Oppenheim, W.L, Clin. Ortho. and Related Research, 193:206-213
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Pediatric Update.Chapter: The Pitfalls of Pediatric Office Orthopedics
    Oppenheim, W.L., and Silbert, S
    Editors: .Elsevier Science Publishing, New York, NY
  • Behavior of the Growth Plate.Chapter: Blounts Disease, Etiology and Prevalence
    Oppenheim, W.L
    Editors: H.K. Uhtoff and J. Wiley.Raven Press, New York
  • Metabolic Bone Disease In Children.Chapter: Treatment of Childhood Renal Osteodystrophy
    Oppenheim, W.L., Kaplan, D., Salusky, I., and Fine, R
    Editors: S. Castells and L Finberg.Marcel Dekker, New York
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  • Operative Treatment of Unicameral Bone Cysts.Galleno, H., Eckardt, J., and Oppenheim, W.L, Orthopedic Transactions, 6(3):372
  • Muscular Torticollis, a Modified Surgical Approach and the Los Angeles Shriners Hospital Experience.Ferkel, R., Westin, G.W., Dawson, E.G. and Oppenheim, W.L, Orthopedic Transactions, 6(3):444
  • Recurrent Patella Subluxation and Dislocation.Oppenheim, W.L. and Galleno, H, Orthopedic Transactions, 6(3):449
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  • The Pediatric Hip Demystified, Doctors Demystify Current Orthopedics for Allied Health Professionals.Los Angeles, CA
  • Surgical Management of Osteogenesis Imperfecta.Regional Meeting of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Society. Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles
  • Sports for The Physically Disabled, Doctors Demystify Current Orthopedics for Allied Health Professionals.Los Angeles, CA
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Dr. Oppenheim's Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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