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James R. McWilliam, M.D., is one of the only Board-certified orthopaedic surgeons in Westchester County who specializes in foot and ankle surgery. After receiving his M.D. from Georgetown University, Dr. McWilliam completed a five-year residency in orthopaedic surgery followed by a one-year fellowship in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery at the renowned American Sports Medicine Institute.

Dr. McWilliam’s particular practice interests include treatment of forefoot disorders including bunions and hammertoes, ankle instability and sports related injuries, arthritis, and posterior tibial tendon and adult flatfoot disorders. As one of the few surgeons in the region offering total ankle replacement, Dr. McWilliam is actively involved in the design and development of improved ankle replacement prostheses. Current clinical research projects address improvement in fixation of ankle fractures, minimally invasive Achilles tendon repair, conservative and surgical management of heel pain, and arthroscopic treatment of cartilage disorders of the ankle. Numerous publications and presentations have addressed topics in arthroscopy, arthrodesis, Achilles tendon injury, and bunion repair.

Dr. McWilliam’s extensive sports medicine experience includes consultancies with USA Track and Field, USA Triathlon, US Air Force Rugby, and the the PGA tour. He is team physician for the New Rochelle High School Football Team, 2003 New York State Champions. He also serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY.

Specialty Orthopaedics, PLLC
White Plains, NY
Chief, Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Sound Shore Medical Center

Manning and McWilliam Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Specialists
Hyannis, MA
President and Chief Medical Officer, Commonwealth Foot and Ankle Institute

American Sports Medicine Institute
Birmingham, AL
Fellowship in Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
John S. Gould, MD, Fellowship Director

Tinker Air Force Hospital
Tinker AFB, OK
  • Chief, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, July 1997-July 1999
  • Distinguished Service Medal
  • Distinguished Unit Award
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Orthopaedic Consultant, U.S. Air Force Rugby Team

    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Milwaukee, WI
    Resident Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

    Georgetown University
    Washington, D.C.

    Loyola University
    New Orleans, LA
    BS, Biological Sciences

    Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
    New York Medical License #233993

    McWilliam, J., Insertional Achilles Tendon Disorders, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, "Hot Issues in Sports Injuries of the Foot and Ankle," San Diego, 2006.

    McWilliam, J., Immediate Weight Bearing after Complete Detachment and repair for Chronic Calcific Achilles Tendinosis, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Annual Meeting, 2006.

    McWilliam, J., Modified Percutaneous Repair of Achilles Tendon Ruptures, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Annual Meeting, 2006.

    McWilliam, J., Insertional Achilles Tendinosis, New England Orthopaedic Society Spring Meeting, 2002.

    Program Director, Commonwealth Foot and Ankle Institute Spring Seminar, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2002.

    McWilliam, J., Chi, T., Gould, J., Lateral plate-washer technique for revision tibiocalcaneal fusion. Am J Orthop. 2001 Jul;30(7):588-90.

    McWilliam, J., Vandeputte, G., Gould, J. Early complications of triple arthrodesis. American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Annual Meeting, 2001.

    McWilliam, J., Ferguson, A., Gould, J. Comparison of basilar crescentic and crescentic shelf osteotomies for the treatment of hallux valgus. American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Annual Meeting, , 2001.

    McWilliam, J., Wang, P., O'Mara, E.; Safety of Meniscal Arrows: An Anatomic Study. Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, October, 1999.

    Baumhauer, J.F., Wervey, R., McWilliam, J., Harris, G., Sherref, M.; A Comparison Study of Plantar Foot Pressure in a Standardized Shoe, Total Contact Cast, and Prefabricated Pneumatic Walking Brace. Foot Ankle Intl. Jan 1997; 18(1): 26-33.

    McWilliam, J., Thometz, J.; Complete Subtalar Release in Patients with Clubfoot and Myelomeningocele. SICOT International Clubfoot Symposium, September, 1996.

    McWilliam, J., Raasch, W.; Arthroscopic Versus Open Shoulder Stabilization. Wisconsin Medical Society Annual Meeting, 1994.

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
    American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society
    Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
    American Medical Association
    Massachusetts Orthopaedic Society

    Sound Shore Medical Center, New Rochelle, New York
    Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York

    2006 Medical Director, Westchester Triathlon
    2006 Medical Committee, United States Open Golf Championships
    2005-2006 Orthopaedic Consultant, PGA Tour
    2004-present New Rochelle High School Athletics, New Rochelle, New York
    1999-2004 Orthopaedic Consultant, Cape Cod Baseball League
    1996-1999 Orthopaedic Consultant, U.S. Air Force Rugby
    1993-1997 Orthopaedic Consultant, USA Track and Field