William L. Bargar

Sutter General Hospital, USA


Dr. William L. Bargar obtained a Bachelors Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Ohio State University in 1968. After which, Dr. Bargar served four years in the Navy, where he obtained a Master’s Degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Delaware. He then returned to attend medical school at Ohio State and received his Medical Degree in 1975. He did his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Case-Western University in Cleveland and a fellowship in Joint Replacement and Biomechanics at UCLA. He has had an active clinical practice in Sacramento, CA dedicated exclusively to hip and knee replacement surgery, for the past 30 years. He is also a Clinical Professor at UC Davis and is actively involved in research at The Sutter Institute for Medical Research. He was a pioneer in developing a novel approach to cementless total hip replacement in the 1980’s using CT generated CAD/CAM custom prostheses. He is also a co-developer of "ROBODOC", a surgical robotic device for improving precision in orthopaedic surgery. He has written numerous scientific articles and book chapters on total hip and knee surgery.

Biography Updated on 1 March 2012

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