About William L Oppenheim, MD


Revised 10/27/2009

Curriculum Vitae

Board certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1980 Recertified, 1993


University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland B.S., Chemistry, High Honors 1966
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. M.D., Magna Cum Laude 1970
San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA Surgery
University of Washington, Seattle Orthopedic Surgery
Los Angeles Orthopedic Hospital, Los Angeles Pediatric Orthopedics, 1979
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, England Girdlestone Scholar, 1977

Hospital/academic affiliations

  • Consultant | L.A. Shriners Hospital
  • Director, UCLA / Orthopaedic Hospital Center for Cerebral Palsy | UCLA / Geffen School of Medicine
  • Margaret Jones Kanaar Chair, Cerebral Palsy | Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Orthopaedic Hospital of Los Angeles | Luskin Children's Clinic Santa Monica, CA
  • Professor and Emeritus Chief, Pediatric Orthopedics | Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Society memberships

State Society Memberships
  • State Orthopaedic Society
Specialty Society Memberships
  • American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
Additional Society Memberships
  • American Academy of Pediatrics


Margaret Holden Jones Professor of Cerebral Palsy

Vice President, Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital

Past President, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

America's Best Doctors 1999, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

White Swan Award, Abilities First / Jones Kennar Foundation, 2000

Who's Who in America Marquis Who's Who 2010 (64th) Edition, Providence, NJ.

Community activities

Board of Directors, LA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 1990-2000

Board of Directors, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

Board of Directors, Temple Beth Shir Shalom, Santa Monica, California, past Director.

Former President, Western Orthopedic Association. LA Chapter

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UCLA School of Medicine Luskin Children's Clinic 1530 Arizona Ave Santa Monica, CA USA 90404 View map Phone 310 395 4814 Fax 310 395 4943

Diana Oros

Kimberly Gilliam, Administrative Assistant
Fabiola Flores, Appointments
Marcia Greenberg, Coordinator, Center for Cerebral Palsy
Barbara Habrell, Nurse Practitioneer
Nancy Lopez, Medical Assistant

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