William D. Lack, M.D.

Assistant Professor

University of Iowa
Medical School
Harvard Medical School
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Carolinas Medical Center

Dr. Lack is a specialist in orthopaedic trauma surgery with an interest in joint arthroplasty. He is a UW assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery practicing at Northwest Hospital and the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System.

Dr. Lack earned his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Iowa and his M.D. from Harvard Medical Schol in Boston, after which he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Iowa.

Before joining the UW he developed his skills over the first five years of his career at Loyola University Medical Center just outside Chicago, becoming board certified during that time. There he had served as the director of clinical research within the orthopaedic department and he remains actively involved in research at UW.

Patient Care Philosophy

"I became a physician to serve those in need and I enjoy spending time answering questions and explaining treatment options. As an orthopaedic surgeon I believe it is best to make shared decisions with patients. By doing so, we can optimize care around a given patient’s specific clinical problem and unique personal goals."

Clinical Interests
  • Fracture care (surgical and non-surgical)
  • Joint arthroplasty
Personal Interests

Family time; Reading (fiction and nonfiction); Running and cycling; College football (fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes)

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  • Fracture healing
  • Minimizing surgical site infection
  • Improving systems of care
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