Ankle, Elbow, Foot, Hand, Hip, Joint Replacement & Revision, Knee, Shoulder, Wrist

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 orthopedic 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.

Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Missouri – Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri

Medical School

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri

Internship

  • Spectrum Health Systems, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Residency

  • Orthopedic Surgery, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Fellowship

  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Cape Girardeau County Medical Society
  • Missouri State Medical Association
  • Missouri State Orthopaedic Association
"I went there thinking my knee was my problem, but Dr. Ritter said lets take a picture of your hip and that to my surprise was my trouble. Surgery went great they were very polite and I could not ask for a better doctor in the world he was a great and I was treated like a king after the surgery, I would tell anyone to use doctor ritter for their care, thank you Doctor Ritter from the bottom of my heart for doing away with my pain." – Billy L. 
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