Our Physicians

William R. Oros, M.D.


A native of Ohio, Dr. Oros moved to Tennessee to join University Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2003.  His interest in orthopaedic surgery stemmed from his interest in athletics and his own experiences as a patient.  He attended the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH for his undergraduate work as well as medical school.  He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, SC, earning resident of the year his final two years in training.  Dr. Oros spent another year in the field of Orthopaedic Trauma at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD.

While taking care of complex trauma cases involving the pelvis and hip joint, he has taken a special interest in the treatment of hip disorders – preservation, reconstruction and replacement. Dr. Oros has dedicated a segment of his practice towards the care of hip pain in the younger population using hip arthroscopy. Things such as labral tears, snapping hip disorders, and femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) can be dealt with using this procedure.  Please use the links below to find out more about hip arthroscopy and the problems that can be treated with this procedure – and if it is right for you or someone you know.

For those patients whose problems extend beyond the help of an arthroscopic procedure, Dr. Oros offers the anterior approach to hip replacement. During this procedure, x-ray guidance is used to ensure correct position of the replacement components, preventing issues relating to leg length or dislocation. This specific approach involves a smaller incision working around the muscles instead of thru them, making recovery easier and faster.

Bill is married to Lisa Herron, MD, a pediatrician practicing with Knoxville Pediatrics Associates. They enjoy spending time outdoors with their three children - Griffen, Meghan and Nolan - and Eddy, their chocolate Lab.

Contact Information

Office Info

U.T. Medical Center
Professional Office Building F
1926 Alcoa Highway Suite 210
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone : 865.546.2663

West Knoxville
11440 Parkside Drive, Suite 110
Knoxville, TN 37934
Phone : 865.218.9300

U.T. Medical Center Regional Health Center
1130 Middle Creek Road
Sevierville,TN 37862
Phone : 865.546.2663

Dr. William Oros Discusses Hip Arthroscopy

Patient Testimonials


Thanks to my care at UOS, I can walk, work, and sleep without any pain.

Thanks to Dr. Oros and his assistant and his staff. Dr. Oros is a special man who cares about his patients and their health.

This my first hip replacement and it was really a piece of cake, nothing like I thought it would be. I thank God for Dr. Oros. What a great surgeon.

Dr. Oros is the best Doctor I have ever been to. I would recommend him to anyone who needs an orthopedic surgeon. Thank you all at UOS.

And thanks to UT for their great care.

Garrell, Total Hip Replacement

Thanks to my care at UOS, I can walk without a cane and have no more pain in my hip. I can play with my grandchildren, garden, shop and sleep without the constant pain I had in my hip.

Dr. Oros and the whole staff at UOS and UT hospital were the best I have ever had. I have very seldom experienced such compassion and willingness to help during past issues with my health and mobility. It made the whole journey very tolerable.

Bonnie, Total Hip Replacement
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  • B.A., University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, 1993
  • M.D., Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio, 1997


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, SC. 2002


  • Orthopaedic Trauma, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD. 2003

Began Practice At UOS

  • August 2003

Board Certification

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Distinctions

  • Southern Medical Association
  • American Medical Association