Rheumatology and Orthopedic Doctors in Dubai

Dr. William Hodge

A world-renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. William Hodge comes to us fully Harvard trained, in the past working as both a Professor at Harvard and at MIT.

Specializing in Knee and Hip Surgery, Dr. Hodge is a pioneer in Bioengineering Research, working as a Professor at several US Universities under this title.

Dr. Hodge is the Founder and CMO of The Institute of Mobility and Longevity and –  during a long career spanning over 30 years – has gained several US patents on Orthopaedic Implants and Techniques, with 60 articles in prominent journals and features on CNN, the Discovery Channel and in Science Magazine.

Presently Dr. Hodge leads the Bone and Joint Center at RAK Hospital, whilst working in Emirates Specialty Hospital, UAE. With a wealth of experience behind him, Dr. Hodge adds his skills in treating ‘failed’ or ‘painful’ joint replacements which may have had complications and other surgeons may be reluctant to treat. He also brings his new treatments and technology to patients suffering with Orthopaedic Diseases in the Middle East. His other interests lie in Medical Tourism and regenerative medicine.

With a wealth of experience behind him, Dr. Hodge aims to bring new treatments and technology to patients suffering with Orthopaedic Diseases in Dubai and the Middle East.

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2nd Floor, Emirates Hospital, Jumeirah Road, Dubai, U.A.E. (Click for directions)


Starting out as an undergraduate in 1973, Dr. Hodge attended Medical School in Illinois, before moving onto a residency position in Orthopaedic Surgery – his interests clearly defined from a young age. Over the next 25 years he held 3 prestigious fellowships alongside his work, including one at MIT.

In 2017, Dr. Hodge also graduated with an MBA from Boston, enabling him to further manage many different aspects of healthcare in this field.


Initially receiving the Chandler Award for Surgical Research in 1980, Board certification on the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery came in 1985. In 2004 Dr. Hodge received two highly-coveted awards; Innovation in Healthcare from Palm Beach and the Hap Paul Award from ISTA.

But in 2009 Dr. Hodge was presented with the exceptional Ellis Island Medal of Honor for International Medicine, something only Nobel Prize winners and Presidents have been recipients of in the past.

Professional Experience

During the 80’s and 90’s, Dr. Hodge spent over a decade at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering, working in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Since then, he has held several positions in Florida and Arizona, including becoming Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Joint Replacement Center.

From 2000, Dr. Hodge came to the Middle East bringing his vast experience and skills initially to several GCC countries. Four years ago he was invited to Dubai and began working in Dubai Health Care City and Ras Al Khaimah clinics. Presently he’s performs surgery at RAK Hospital as Chief of Orthopaedics. In the time he has been here he has also developed the Bone and Joint Center, alongside the Center for Regenerative Therapies. Dr. Hodge also is extensively involved in training surgeons with his less invasive surgical techniques which lead to faster recovery. He teaches surgeons how to handle complex joint deformities as well as failed, painful joint replacements needing revision surgery.

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