James R. McWilliam, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
122 Maple Avenue, Floor 8, White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 849-7897
(914) 849-7492

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

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4.33
04/30/2024
Doctor was clear in explanation of options.
5
04/29/2024
Satisfied
5
04/26/2024
Extremely happy with my first appointment
5
04/07/2024
Dr. McWilliam is a Excellent doctor who cares about his patients
5
02/26/2024
Professional care, excellent bed side manner.
5
02/26/2024
Great experience with friendly, attentive staff.
5
02/22/2024
Excellent.
5
02/20/2024
Every member of the team was very courteous and professional
5
02/17/2024
I feel very fortunate to have found Doctor McWilliam and the team there. He really took the time to listen to me and answer all my questions and have a conversation about my treatment options.
5
01/22/2024
Always Good
5
01/17/2024
I was totally impressed with Dr McWilliam.After he reviewed the MRI I gave him, he was able to determine the cause of my pain .He listened to my symptoms and concerns, took further xrays and confirmed his diagnosis. I am following hus recommendations and I am not in pain and in the process of healing. I cant begin to tell you how wonderful it is to walk again without pain and without limping
5
01/13/2024
Excellent
5
12/27/2023
Dr. McWilliams was very clear on next steps and recommended an MRI and we will discuss next steps after that.
5
12/23/2023
The doctor was very comcerned, helpful and informative
5
12/21/2023
If there was a higher rating I would check that box. Dr. McWilliams goes over everything, never makes you feel rushed & answers all questions thoroughly.
5
12/11/2023
Bonita experiencia gracias
5
12/10/2023
Good
5
11/28/2023
My Dr. Showed concern & listen to me, as I explained my experience of my health issue. And responded back very directly.
5
11/27/2023
Dr. James McWilliam is a superior doctor. His surgical skills are excellent and his bedside manner is professional, patient, kind, gentle and informative & supportive.
5
10/26/2023
Have no complaints- only praise
5
10/16/2023
Dr Mc William has an excellent bed size manner he listens thoroughly and explains everything in detail which is great
5
10/11/2023
I've been a Patient of Dr.McWilliam since October 2010. Simply the Best!!!
5
09/13/2023
Dr's were great
5
09/11/2023
*Dr. McWilliam is an excellent doctor. He explains everything thoroughly, is patient and overall a perfect 10 (out of 10).
5
09/10/2023
Excellent
5
09/04/2023
PA an dr McWilliam were excellent and professional
5
09/03/2023
Very good
5
09/01/2023
Very easy to work with this office.
5
08/28/2023
Very good service
5
08/14/2023
Dr. McWilliam was extremely knowledgeable and kind. He spoke about treatments and procedures. He answered all my questions and did not rush the visit. He and his staff were positively wonderful. If I choose to have surgery In the future for my bunions, he Is the doctor I will be going to!
5
07/29/2023
Very good experience
5
07/26/2023
Doc bedside manner very personable.
5
07/21/2023
*Dr. McWilliam is able to share complicated info as well as what are the possibilities of progression need for Tx and what Tx may apply depending on progress.
5
07/19/2023
This will be my second surgery for a different type withe this surgeon. He is absolutely the best in his field.
5
07/16/2023
There's several hospitals reasonably close and an accident prone individual have had reason to go to almost all if them for various injuries requiring from sutures to surgery and I will only go to WPH for any future emergency care
5
06/25/2023
It was a great experience for me. Thank you very much for your service.
5
06/21/2023
It was all done efficiently, quickly and well.
5
05/31/2023
I like the alternative he's gave me.. To make sure it's the right decision he provided a second option to make sure the decision was best to my lifestyle

    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
    James R. McWilliam, MD

    Overall Satisfaction

    4.6 / 5
    302 Ratings | 38 Comments
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