Dr. William Hage

Dr. William Hage has extensive education and experience in Sports Medicine, enabling him to provide EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region patients with a variety of subspecialty orthopedic treatments and services. As part of his extensive skill set as a practiced surgeon, Dr. Hage specializes in advanced surgical procedures focused on the Hip, Knee, and Shoulder. A board-certified physician, he also holds a certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in sports medicine.*

In addition to his clinical achievements, Dr. Hage has been involved in a number of orthopedic research projects—many of which have focused on the treatment of athletic and sports injuries through the study of joint biomechanics, muscle strains, and tendon ruptures. He has published this research in numerous journals and presented at national meetings such as the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the Orthopedic Research Society.

Education and Expertise

Dr. Hage was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and spent his high school years in Durham, North Carolina, graduating from Charles E. Jordan High School. In 1992, he graduated magna cum laude from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio with an honors degree in biology. He returned to North Carolina and earned his medical degree from Duke University in 1996.

Dr. Hage completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Emory University in Atlanta, earning both the Leonard Marmor Outstanding Orthopedic Surgery Resident Award and the Kelly Society Outstanding Clinical Research Paper Award. During his final year of residency training, his peers elected him Administrative Chief Resident.

From 2001-2002, Dr. Hage completed an additional year of training in sports medicine at the University of Maryland. During the same year, Dr. Hage served on the medical staff of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens. He also served on the medical staff of the University of Maryland Athletic Department, which included the 2001 ACC Champion Football Team and the 2002 NCAA National Champion Men’s Basketball Team.

Dr. Hage specializes in injuries and conditions affecting the shoulder, hip and knee, which includes:

  • Cartilage injuries
  • Labral tear
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Biceps tendon tears
  • Hip injuries
  • Meniscus tears
  • Patellar dislocation

In line with the sophisticated subspecialty orthopedic care for which EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region is recognized, Dr. Hage provides a variety of treatment methods and services including:

  • Reverse shoulder replacement
  • Reverse shoulder replacement
  • Cartilage transplantation

Community Connections

Dr. Hage has been an avid sports enthusiast throughout his life. While at Jordan High School, he was a member of back-to-back state championship swim teams. During college, he was a member of two NCAA Championship swim teams at Kenyon College. He continues a love of sports today as the Head Team Orthopedic Surgeon for Campbell University and Team Physician for Leesville Road High School.

Dr. Hage currently resides in Raleigh with his wife, Penny and children, Mimi and Preston.


  • Medical school: Duke University
  • Residency: Emory University
  • Fellowship: Sports Medicine at the University of Maryland


  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Head Team Orthopedic Surgeon, Campbell University Athletic Department (2003 to present)
  • Team Physician, Leesville Road High School (2005 to present)
  • Assistant Clinical Professor at Campbell University School of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Triangle Orthopedics Surgery Center (2014 to present)
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

*CAQ Sports Medicine: The American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, in conjunction with the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, offers a certificate of added qualification for “those surgeons who have demonstrated qualifications beyond those expected of other orthopedic surgeons by virtue of additional education, a practice characterized by a majority of cases in orthopedic sports medicine, and contributions to this field of medicine.” It is granted to orthopedic surgeons who are approved to take, and who pass, a subspecialty examination in sports medicine. Fewer than 600 surgeons hold the sports CAQ nationally.

Request a consultation with Dr. Hage now. Or, call us at 919-220-5255 any time to speak with an EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region team member.

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