With more than 45 years experience, numerous awards, multiple medical advancements, and a continuous focus on innovation to improve the care of patients – Dr. William Arnold is a true leader in the field of rheumatology.
Dr. Arnold began his career as a Major in the US Army Medical Corps where he earned a US Army Commendation medal. He served as Chairman and Program Director of the Internal Medicine residency at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL training over 250 internal medicine residents. He became President and Chair of the Board of Lutheran General Medical Group and then a founding Board member of Advocate Health Care. In 2012, spurred by the desire to create a cutting-edge practice with a personalized health care approach, Dr. Arnold co-founded ORNS.
Throughout his career, Dr. Arnold has pushed to find better answers in the treatment of arthritis and other rheumatologic diseases. He co-founded the landmark Winter Rheumatology Symposium with the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), developed groundbreaking Orthoglide and Interfuse implants for treatment in osteoarthritis of the knee and intervertebral disc degeneration and established the concept of a freestanding, multi-disciplinary ambulatory care center devoted to arthritis care.
Dr. Arnold is the recipient of the Arthritis Foundation’s (Illinois Chapter) Freedom of Movement Award and was named a Master of the ACR in 2011. He recently served as a Board of Director of the ACR Research and Education Foundation and the Task Force on Ultrasound as well as a Board member of the International Society for Musculoskeletal Imaging in Rheumatology.
- Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, Rheumatology
- Residence: Duke University Medical Center, Internal Medicine
- MD: University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago
- BA: University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Hip
- Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
- American College of Rheumatology
- American College of Physicians (Emeritus)
- American Board of Internal Medicine (1973)
- American Board of Internal Medicine – Rheumatology (1974)
- American College of Physicians Fellow (1979)
- Arthritis Foundation (Illinois Chapter) Freedom of Movement Award
- Rotary Club (Wilmette Chapter) George C. Fischer Humanitarian Award
- American College of Rheumatology Master (2011)