William D. Murrell, Jr. M.D., M.Sc., is a specialist orthopaedic surgeon sub-specialized in orthopaedic sports medicine and surgery of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. He is the President of the American Musculoskeletal Wellness Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and formerly served as the Director of Sports Medicine at the Dubai Bone and Joint Center, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, UAE. Currently is Specialist Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Dr. Humeira Badsha Medical Center, Dubai, UAE.



  • Medical School:  Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Internship:  General Surgery, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Residency:  Orthopaedic Surgery, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Fellowship:  Shoulder and Knee, The Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Key Memberships

  • Fellow: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Diplomat:  American Board Orthopaedic Surgery-Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Member: American Orthopaedic Society Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • Member: International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
  • Member: European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • Member: International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
  • Member: FIFA Medical Network
  • Member: US Swim Medical Network


  • Internationally recognized clinician and researcher
  • Lectures frequently at international and national congresses and symposia
  • Authored several publications in peer review journals, books, and industry magazines for musculoskeletal medicine and biological treatments.
  • Principal Investigator: Clinical Trial investigating adjuvant stem cells in treatment of articular cartilage defect(s)
  • Chairman: 9th, and 10th Middle East Orthopaedic Conferences as a part of Arab Health
  • Technical Advisory Board: Foundation of Orthopaedic Reconstruction (FOR), Holyoke, MA, USA
  • Member: Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC), Voting Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL, USA
  • International advisory board: Bone and Joint Journal (BJJ), London, UK
  • Review Board: American Journal of Sports Medicine, Rosemont, IL, USA
  • Chief Medical Officer: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, Dubai, UAE
  • Former Member: Sports medicine committee-Dubai Sports Council, Dubai, UAE.

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