Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole talk with Dr. Riley J. Williams, Director of the Institute for Cartilage Repair, Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Williams is the Medical Director and Head Team Orthopedic Surgeon for the Brooklyn Nets (NBA) professional basketball team, the New York Red Bulls (MLS) professional soccer team, and the Iona College Department of Athletics.
He is also a Team Physician for USA Basketball. In addition, Dr. Williams is the Director of the FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence at HSS specializing in the care of soccer injuries. He has also worked with both the New York Mets and New York Giants sports clubs.
Dr. Riley J. Williams III is an orthopedic surgeon in the Sports Medicine Institute at HSS specializing in knee, shoulder and elbow surgery. He is also a Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Williams attended college at Yale University and medical school at Stanford University.
His clinical and research interests are focused on returning athletes to sport and include: articular cartilage repair & transplantation, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, meniscus repair & transplantation, arthroscopic shoulder stabilization & labrum repair, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and elbow ligament reconstruction. Dr. Williams also utilizes stem cells and biologics in the treatment of many musculoskeletal disorders. Dr. Williams is the Director of the Institute for Cartilage Repair at Hospital for Special Surgery.