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William Rainer Jr., MD, General Surgery, Cortez, CO, Southwest Health System

WilliamGRainerJr.MDFACS, LRCS&PI

General Surgery Cortez, CO

Breast, Endocrine, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care

Active Staff, SW Memorial Hospital, Cortez, CO Active Staff, San Juan Hospital, Monticello, UT Medical Director, Partner: SW Colorado Surgery Center Associate Clinical Professor, Dept of Surgery, University of Colorado, Denver

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Education & Training

  • University of Colorado
    University of ColoradoResidency, General Surgery, 1984 - 1990
  • Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
    Royal College of Surgeons IrelandClass of 1984
  • University of DenverBA, Religion, 1975 - 1978
  • Duke UniversityNo Degree, 1972 - 1975

Certifications & Licensure

  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 1996 - 2021
  • UT State Medical License
    UT State Medical License 1989 - 2022
  • CO State Medical License
    CO State Medical License 1987 - 2023
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Centricity Practice Solution EMR, GE Healthcare, 2012-2014
  • Physicians Recognition Award AMA, 1992
  • Abrahamson Medal-Biological Society RCS&PI, 1984
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Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • Surgical specialty procedures in rural surgery practices: implications for rural surgery training; Sticca RP, Mullin BC, Harris JD, Hosford CC  
    Rainer Jr, WG, Am J Surg, 1/1/2012
  • Rural Surgery (Invited Critique)  
    Rainer Jr, WG, Archives of Surgery, 1/1/2000
  • A modified technique for performing axillobifemoral bypass grafting (letter)  
    Rutherford, RB and Rainer W, Journal of Vascular Surgery, 1/1/1989

Books/Book Chapters


  • Quality of Colonoscopy in a Rural Community: Analysis of a Small Surgical Center in Rural Colorado 
  • Rural Surgery: Hardships and Rewards 
    Vail, CO - 1/1/2010
  • Rural Surgery: "The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love 
    Denver, CO - 1/1/2009
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Professional Memberships

  • Rocky Mountain Vascular Society
    Past President
  • Colorado Chapter American College of Surgeons
    Past President
  • Southwest Surgical Congress
  • Member

Hospital Affiliations