Language: English
Gender: Male
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Personal Statement

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.

https://www.hss.edu/physicians_williams-riley.asp

Specialties & Expertise

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

Expertise

  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Surgery

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical & 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 & Training

  • M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, 1992

Honors & 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