Ariel A. Williams, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Specialties and Services

Health Networks

  • University of Minnesota Physicians

Languages I Speak

  • English

Care Philosophy

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.

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Cubital tunnel syndromes
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Hand and upper extremity surgery
  • Nerve compression disorders
  • Nerve injuries
  • Non-operative care
  • Overuse injuries
  • Peripheral nerve disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • Trauma
  • Trigger finger
  • Upper extremity reconstruction

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA


  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD


  • Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT

Board Certifications

  • Board eligible - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Recognition and Leadership


  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand/American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting Traveling Scholarship (2016)
  • New England Shoulder and Elbow Society Arciero-Warner Research Award (2016)
  • Johns Hopkins University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Researcher Award (2015)
  • Johns Hopkins University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Administrative Chief Resident (2014-15)
  • Stanford University School of Medicine Medical Scholars Research Fellow (2007)

Academic Information

Assistant Professor

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