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Dr. Riley Williams

Dr. Riley J. Williams III is an Orthopedic Surgeon and specialist in knee, shoulder and elbow surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery. 

Dr. Williams is the Knee Group Leader of the Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service at HSS. He is also an Associate Professor at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. 

Doctor Williams attended college at Yale University and medical school at Stanford University. His clinical and research interests include: cartilage & meniscus repair, cartilage & meniscus transplantation, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction, arthroscopic shoulder stabilization, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and elbow ligament reconstruction. 

Dr. Williams is the Director of the Institute for Cartilage Repair at 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 Team Physician for USA Basketball. In addition, Dr. Williams is the Director of the FIFA Medical Center 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. Williams is an active cyclist and triathlete.

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