Riley Joseph Williams, M.D.
Dr. Riley J. Williams III is a specialist in the field of shoulder, knee and elbow surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Williams holds a dual appointment in both the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, as a full-time member of the Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service, and as a Clinician-Scientist in the Research Division. He is also an Associate Professor at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Williams attended college at Yale University and the Stanford University School of Medicine. His clinical and research interests include: cartilage repair and transplantation, arthroscopic shoulder repair (rotator cuff tears, labrum tears), arthroscopic shoulder stabilization, anterior cruciate and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and elbow ligament reconstruction. Dr. Williams is the Director of the Institute for Cartilage Repair at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Williams currently serves as the Head Team Physician for the Nets professional basketball team, the New York Red Bulls professional soccer team, and the Iona College Department of Athletics. He has also served as Associate Team Physician for both the New York Mets professional baseball and New York Giants professional football teams. Dr. Williams is an active member of the New York Road Runner's Club.
Specialties and Expertise
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Sports Medicine
- Elbow Surgery
- Knee Surgery
- Ligament Reconstruction
- Shoulder Surgery
Honors and Awards
Honors and Awards
Aircast Award for Clinical Medicine, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, 2005
Charles C. Neer Award for Excellence in Research, American Shoulder and Elbow Society, 2003
O'Donoghue Award for Sports Injury Research, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, 1998
Philip D. Wilson Jr. Award for Excellence in Research, Hospital for Special Surgery, 1998
Ranawat Award for Excellence in Research, Eastern Orthopedic Association, 1998
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical and Academic Positions
- Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon - Hospital for Special Surgery
- Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
- Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Education and Training
- M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, 1992
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