Ariel Williams, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Ariel Williams

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-273-9400

Fax 612-273-7959

Lab Phone 612-273-9400

Office Address:
M Health Clinics and Surgery Center
909 Fulton St SE
4th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
2450 Riverside Avenue South
Suite R200
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Amber Prahl

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Administrative Fax Number

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon

Medical School, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Connecticut

Partnering with patients is the key to success. I work with each individual to develop a treatment strategy tailored to his or her unique goals and needs.


Dr. Williams is an assistant professor specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery.


  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Awards & Recognition

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand/American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting Traveling Scholarship: 2016
  • Arciero-Warner Research Award: 2016

Professional Associations

  • Candidate Member, American Association for Hand Surgery: 2015-Present
  • Candidate Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine: 2015-Present
  • Candidate Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand: 2014-Present
  • Member, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society: 2012-Present 
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: 2010-Present



  • PubMed Publications
  • Williams AA. Postoperative Pain Following Surgical Treatment of Ankle Fractures: A Prospective Study. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018.
  • Williams AA, Hannah M, Carl BS, Lifchez, SD. The scleroderma hand: Manifestations of disease and approach to management. J of Hand Surg. 2018.
  • Williams AA, Mancini NS, Solomito MJ, Nissen CW, Milewski MD. Chondral injuries and irreparable meniscal tears among adolescents with ACL or meniscal tears are more common in patients with public insurance. Am J Sports Med. 2017 45(9): 2111-5.


Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

Arthritis; Nerve compression disorders; Overuse injuries; Sports injuries; Trauma; Upper extremity reconstruction