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  • William B. Geissler, MD


    Director, Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship
    Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Programs
    Sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, hand surgery, shoulder and elbow surgery
    Phone: (601) 984-5144
    Fax: (601) 815-3027
    E-mail: WGeissler@umc.edu
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    Dr. Geissler received his MD degree from Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans, LA, in 1985. He completed his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and then completed an AO orthopaedic trauma fellowship in Aarau, Switzerland. He then completed a one-year fellowship in Advanced Arthroscopy in Sports Medicine in Richmond, VA. Geissler returned to UMMC and completed a second fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery under Dr. Alan E. Freeland.

    Geissler has served as faculty, moderator, and chairman in multiple arthroscopic and upper extremity courses both throughout the country as well as internationally. He has presented numerous talks both nationally and internationally, including Canada and Mexico, Equador, Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, Japan, France, the Netherlands and Finland. He recently published a textbook on wrist arthroscopy with both national and international contributors.

    He serves as chief of UMMC's sports medicine and shoulder programs. He joined the department in 1992 specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery, hand surgery and advanced arthroscopic surgery. His particular interests include upper extremity joint replacement, upper extremity trauma reconstruction, and arthroscopic surgery.

    Geissler is head team physician of numerous community high schools, Belhaven College and the Mississippi Braves. He also serves as team consultant for the University of Mississippi athletic program.