James R. McWilliam, MD, Joins White Plains Hospital Physician Associates

James R. McWilliam, MD, Joins White Plains Hospital Physician Associates

White Plains, N.Y. White Plains Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. James McWilliam to its Physician Associates Division. Practicing out of WPHPA locations in Scarsdale and West Harrison, Dr. McWilliam will offer highly specialized surgical and non-surgical treatments of the foot and ankle.

Dr. McWilliam comes to White Plains Hospital from Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, where he was Chief of the Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Other leadership roles include his tenure as Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, USAF 72d Medical Group Hospital. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

A board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr McWilliam 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.

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 orthopaedic 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 also became a Fellow in Deformity Correction, Limb Lengthening, and Lower Extremity Reconstruction at 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, who were named the 2003 New York State Champions. Dr. McWilliam is an Assistant Clinical Professor at New York Medical College.

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.

He will see patients at the White Plains Hospital Physician Associates offices at 688 White Plains Road in Scarsdale, and 222 Westchester Avenue in West Harrison. For appointments and more information, call (914) 337-3976.


About White Plains Hospital 

White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. The Hospital is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Center for Cancer CareThe William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, with more than 60,000 patient visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, MD, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. White Plains Hospital has outpatient medical facilities across Westchester, including multispecialty practices in Armonk, New Rochelle, Somers and Yorktown Heights; and Scarsdale Medical Group locations in Harrison and Scarsdale. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2015 and 2013. The Hospital received Magnet® designation in 2012 and 2016 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®. It is a three-time recipient of an “A” Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group, for Spring 2019, Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, and in 2019, was the only Hospital in Westchester to be named Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. http://www.wphospital.org