James R. McWilliam, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
688 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, NY
(914) 849-7897
122 Maple Avenue, Floor 8, White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 849-7897

Biography

James R. McWilliam, M.D., is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle surgery. His treatment philosophy stresses conservative management and, if non-operative treatment fails, he applies an evidence-based approach to surgical correction and repair. An emphasis on minimally invasive techniques, when applicable, frequently returns his patients to an active lifestyle faster than traditional, open techniques.

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As the foremost foot and ankle surgeon in Westchester County, Dr. McWilliam has pioneered cutting-edge techniques in foot and ankle surgery including ankle replacement and minimally invasive fusion, arthroscopic cartilage and ligament repair, percutaneous Achilles tendon repair, and minimally invasive bunion surgery. As such, he is an in-demand speaker on a national and international level. A lifelong educator, Dr. McWilliam continues to train medical personnel in orthopedic surgery, from medical students to experienced surgeons.

Dr. McWilliam received his medical degree from Georgetown University, and completed his internship and residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He went on to complete a Fellowship in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery at the American Sports Medicine Institute. Dr. McWilliam is also a Fellow in Deformity Correction, Limb Lengthening, and Lower Extremity Reconstruction from the Ilizarov Center in Russia.

His sports medicine experience encompasses consultancies with USA Track and Field, USA Triathlon, US Air Force Rugby, and the PGA tour. He was the team physician for the New Rochelle High School Football Team, which was named the 2003 New York State Champions. Dr. McWilliam is an Assistant Clinical Professor at New York Medical College.

Dr. McWilliam has conducted clinical research on the improvement in fixation of ankle fractures, minimally invasive Achilles tendon repair, conservative and surgical management of heel pain, minimally invasive bunion repair, and arthroscopic treatment of cartilage disorders of the ankle.

He is the author of more than 40 publications and presentations on arthroscopy, arthrodesis, Achilles tendon injury, and bunion repair. Dr. McWilliam is also a peer reviewer for the professional journal American Journal of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Knowledge Online.

Recent Patient Comments

Press Ganey
5
12/20/2021
Both the Physician Assistant and Dr McWilliam were both attentive listeners and good responders
5
12/12/2021
Great
5
11/10/2021
Dr McWilliams is very thorough and knowledgeable.
5
11/10/2021
Team of nurse, PA and provider worked well together
5
11/10/2021
I have been with Dr. McWilliam for almost 15 years & trust him with my life....no mater what orthopedic problem I have he is the doctor I rely on to either treat me or make sure I am refferred to the most trusted of his collegues
4.17
11/02/2021
Good
5
10/30/2021
Dr. McWilliam was kind and thoughtful, he answered all of my questions thoroughly and was willing to listen to my concerns. His explanations were easy to understand and his willingness to discuss options was refreshing. Feel VERY BLESSED to have the opportunity to work with him. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND him to anyone.
5
10/27/2021
Dr. McWilliam is extraordinary. Clear, caring, forthright, willing to go the extra mile and beyond.A great experience!
5
10/10/2021
I did not have a bad moment, everyone was very good.
5
10/07/2021
Dr. McWilliams clearly explained the reasons for my foot pain/issues and recommended good, practical solutions, including PT
3.75
07/21/2021
Good.
5
07/21/2021
I would definitely recommend this provider.
5
06/08/2021
good
5
05/04/2021
I recommend. They are very professional and efficient.
4.38
04/25/2021
Good experience. Iwas accepted as an active person who is going to exercise again. No advise to slow down, etc.
5
04/21/2021
Dr McWilliams, The PA, The Xray technician and another assistant were superb.
5
04/11/2021
Dr. McWilliams inspires confidence
5
03/15/2021
Great experience. All options were explained clearly
5
03/01/2021
Excellent facility
5
02/22/2021
excellent care
5
02/21/2021
Good Experience.
5
01/20/2021
*Dr. McWilliam and his PA were outstanding. I feel as though my case is in expert hands.

    Education & Training

    Medical Degree
    • Georgetown University, Washington DC
    Post-graduate Training
    • Residency and Internship, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
    • Fellow, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery, American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL; John S. Gould, MD, Fellowship Director
    • Fellowship, Deformity Correction, Limb Lengthening and Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Kurgan, Russia
    Affiliations
    • Orthopedic Consultant, World Team Tennis, Inc.
    • Orthopedic Consultant, LPGA, HSBC Women’s Match Play World Championship
    • Medical Committee, US Open Golf Championship
    • Team Physician, New Rochelle High School Football
    • Orthopedic Consultant, U.S. Air Force RugbyOrthopedic Consultant, Cape Cod Baseball League
    • Orthopedic Consultant, USA Track and Field
    • Orthopedic Consultant, USA Triathlon
    Memberships
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
    • American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society
    • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Medical Association
    • New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons

    Institutional Affiliations

    • White Plains Hospital
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    Overall Satisfaction

    4.6 / 5
    191 Ratings | 22 Comments
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