Wilhelm A. Zuelzer, M.D.
Professor & Vice Chair
of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Virginia Commonwealth University


Dr. Wilhelm A. Zuelzer


  • M.D., University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio (May 1975)
  • Internship, Surgery, Medical College of Virginia (1975-1976)
  • Residency, Orthopaedics, Medical College of Virginia (1977-1981)
  • Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Ohio State University (1981-1982)

Honors and Awards:

  • Academic Orthopaedic Society
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society
  • Richmond Academy of Medicine
  • American Medical Association

Selected Publications:

Edmond MB, Goodell A, Zuelzer W, Sanogo K, Elam K, Bearman G: Successful use of alcohol sensor technology to monitor and report hand hygiene compliance. J Hosp Infect. 2010 Dec;76(4):364-5.


Mannino R, Zuelzer W, McDaniel C, Lyckholm L: Advance directives and resuscitation issues in the care of patients in orthopaedic surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am. Sep;90(9):2037-42, 2008.


Riddle DL, Hillner BE, Wells PS, Johnson RE, Hoffman HJ, Zuelzer WA: Diagnosis of lower-extremity deep vein thrombosis in outpatients with musculoskeletal disorders: a national survey study of physical therapists.  Physical Therapy, Aug;84(8):717-28, 2004.


Sluss JR, Liberti JP, Jiranek WA, Wayne JS, Zuelzer WA: pN collagen type III within tendon grafts used for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 19(5):852-857, 2001.


Clore JN, Harris PA, Li J, Azzam A, Gill R, Zuelzer W, Rizzo WB, Blackard WG: Changes in phosphatidylcholine fatty acid composition are associated with altered skeletal muscle insulin responsiveness in normal man. Metabolism, 49(2):232-238, 2000.


Yin C, Wayne JS, Jiranek WA, Zuelzer WA: Differences in mRNA expression patterns between patellar tendons and anterior cruciate ligaments of immature pigs. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 17(6):823-828, 1999.

Clore JN, Li J, Gill R, Gupta S, Spencer R, Azzam A, Zuelzer W, Rizzo WB,

Blackard WG: Skeletal muscle phosphatidylcholine fatty acids and insulin  sensitivity in normal humans. American Journal of Physiology. 275(4 Pt 1):E665-70, 1998.

Yin C, Wayne JS, Jiranek WA, Zuelzer WA: Biochemical and molecular homogeneity in the patellar tendon of the immature pig. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 15(5):712-718, 1997.

Zuelzer WA: Magnetic resonance imaging in musculoskeletal assessment: a surgeon's perspective. Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 8(1):68-77. Review, 1996.

Dahl MR, Dasta JF, Zuelzer W, McSweeney TD: Lidocaine local anesthesia for arthroscopic knee surgery. Anesth Analg, 71(6):670-674, 1990.

Beltran J, Knight CT, Zuelzer WA, Morgan JP, Shwendeman LJ, Chandnani VP,

Mosure JC, Shaffer PB: Core decompression for avascular necrosis of the femoral head: correlation between long-term results and preoperative MR staging. Radiology, 175(2):533-536, 1990.

Annenberg AJ, Vaccaro PS, Zuelzer WA: Traumatic pseudoaneurysm in a wrestler. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 4(1):69-71, 1990.

Beltran J, Herman LJ, Burk JM, Zuelzer WA, Clark RN, Lucas JG, Weiss LD, Yang A: Femoral head avascular necrosis: MR imaging with clinical-pathologic and radionuclide correlation. Radiology, 166(1 Pt 1):215-220, 1988.

Voto SJ, Clark RN, Zuelzer WA: Arthroscopic training using pig knee joints. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 226:134-137, 1988.

Meglan D, Berme N, Zuelzer W: On the construction, circuitry and properties of liquid metal strain gages. Journal of Biomechanics, 21(8):681-685, 1988.

Beltran J, Burk JM, Herman LJ, Clark RN, Zuelzer WA, Freedy MR, Simon S: Avascular necrosis of the femoral head: early MRI detection and radiological correlation. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 5(6):431-442, 1987.

Beltran J, Noto AM, Mosure JC, Shamam OM, Weiss KL, Zuelzer WA: Ankle: surface coil MR imaging at 1.5 T. Radiology, 161(1):203-209, 1986.

Beltran J, Gray LA, Bools JC, Zuelzer W, Weis LD, Unverferth LJ: Rotator cuff lesions of the shoulder: evaluation by direct sagittal CT arthrography. Radiology, 160(1):161-165, 1986.

Beltran J, Noto AM, Mosure JC, Weiss KL, Zuelzer W, Christoforidis AJ: The knee: surface-coil MR imaging at 1.5 T1. Radiology, 159(3):747-751, 1986.

Beltran J, Noto AM, Mosure JC, Bools JC, Zuelzer W, Christoforidis AJ: Meniscal tears: MR demonstration of experimentally produced injuries. Radiology, 158(3):691-693, 1986.

Adelaar RS, Zuelzer W, Anthony S, Cardea JA, Lurie HI: Dynamic musculotendinous transfer to replace the anterior cruciate ligament in the dog. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Br, 65(5):650-655, 1983.

Constantian MB, Zuelzer WA, Theogaraj SD: The dorsal ganglion with anomalous muscles. Journal of Hand Surgery [Am], 4(1):84-85, 1979.

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