Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Hartzler of OrthoArizona – Arizona Orthopaedic Associates

A graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Dr. Hartzler completed his surgery residency in orthopedics at Maricopa Medical Center and established his practice in Phoenix. Dr. Hartzler specializes in joint replacement, sports injuries and complex reconstruction.

“My initial exposure to medicine was the result of my dad being a family doctor in a small Minnesota town. Entering college, I pursued being a doctor or wildlife manager. Medicine won out. While in medical school, my technical skills directed me to a surgical specialty. I worked with an orthopedic surgeon who drove my choice of specialty. I came to Phoenix for my residency with the intent of returning to Minnesota to practice medicine, but met my future wife while I was here. She did clinical research at St Joseph’s Hospital as a nurse and later completed law school prior to our marriage. We stayed in Phoenix and raised our five children.”

Medical Degree:
University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Duluth, MN

General Surgery Internship:
Hennepin County General Hospital

Orthopaedic Residency:
Phoenix Orthopaedic Residency

Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1988

Professional Affiliations:

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Maricopa County Medical Society
  • Arizona Medical Association
  • University of Minnesota Alumni Association

Hospital Affiliations:

  • OASIS Hospital
  • Gateway Surgery Center
  • John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center
  • Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center

Phoenix Arcadia Office
3033 North 44th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85018

P: (602) 631-3161
F: (602) 631-3162

Office Hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Chandler Office
525 Chandler Village Drive South
Chandler, Arizona 85226

P: (602) 631-3161
F: (602) 631-3162

Office Hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.