The Injured to Elite Podcast

I2E # 66: Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Phillip Williams Empowering Others Through His Own Truth

June 28, 2021 Host: Dr. David Meyer PT, DPT Guest: Dr. Phillip Williams MD Season 1 Episode 66
The Injured to Elite Podcast
I2E # 66: Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Phillip Williams Empowering Others Through His Own Truth
Show Notes

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Dr. Phillip Williams and I both trained at the Hospital for Special Surgery while he was completing his orthopaedic surgery residency and I was completing my Sports Physical Therapy Residency. This episode is a long time coming for Injured to Elite with our first guest who is an Orthopedic Surgeon to join. 

We cover a ton of different topics including...

  • Dr.William's overcoming adversity through his medical education
  • Changing careers
  • The Return to Play Process After Knee Surgery
  • Speaking His Own Truth as a Physician Through Social Media
  • Overcoming fear (pre, peri, and post-operatively)

Dr. Phillip Williams earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, following graduation from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He completed his internship at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City and his orthopedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery, also in New York City. He then completed his sports medicine fellowship at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Williams specializes in sports medicine with a focus on innovative arthroscopic and reconstructive interventions for injuries affecting patients from two years of age.  Using the most current, evidence-based surgical and non-surgical techniques, he implements a comprehensive individualized treatment plan for each patient. He strives to get patients back to doing what they love, emphasizing the prevention of further injuries. He speaks French and Spanish.

He has served as an assistant team physician for the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Sparks, and Los Angeles Galaxy. He also served as an assistant team physician for Loyola Marymount University Athletics in Los Angeles.

A published author of numerous scientific articles and book chapters on various sports medicine conditions, Dr. Williams is an assistant professor or orthopedic surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston. He is active in the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Away from the office, Dr. Williams enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, running, and collecting jazz records.

Enjoy the episode!

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