“I enjoy being able to see the positive change I can bring about in my patients’ lives.”
Originally from Cape Girardeau, Dr. Ritter joined Advanced Orthopedic Specialists in 1993. After receiving his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, Dr. Ritter went on to obtain his medical degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine. From there, he completed an internship at Spectrum Health Systems in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and an orthopedic fellowship at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Ritter then went on to complete his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Ritter serves as Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Southeast Hospital.
When he’s not seeing patients or mentoring young professionals, Dr. Ritter enjoys an array of activities, including sailing, hunting, and playing polo. He also spends his free time training herding dogs and raising sheep, ducks, and draft horses.
Dr. Ritter is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Missouri State Medical Association
- Cape Girardeau County Medical Society
- Missouri State Orthopaedic Association