Dr. James R. McWilliam: Foot & Ankle Specialist

Orthopaedic Surgeon Fellowship Trained in Foot and Ankle Surgery

James R. McWilliam, MD, is one of the only  orthopaedic surgeons in Westchester County who specializes in foot and ankle surgery. Dr. McWilliam’s particular practice interests include treatment ankle arthritis including ankle replacement and fusion, ankle instability and sports related injuries,  posterior tibial tendon and adult flatfoot disorders, and correction of forefoot deformity including bunions and hammertoes. Current clinical research projects address improvement in fixation of ankle fractures, minimally invasive Achilles tendon repair, conservative and surgical management of heel pain, and arthroscopic treatment of cartilage disorders of the ankle. Numerous publications and presentations have addressed topics in arthroscopy, arthrodesis, Achilles tendon injury, and bunion repair.

Dr. McWilliam’s extensive sports medicine experience includes consultancies with USA Track and Field, USA Triathlon, US Air Force Rugby, and the the PGA tour. He is team physician for the New Rochelle High School Football Team, 2003 New York State Champions.


Specializing In

  • Ankle arthritis and ankle replacement
  • Ankle sprains and instability
  • Cartilage repair and restoration (osteochondral defects)
  • Achilles tendon ruptures and tendinitis
  • Painful flatfoot and posterior tibial tendon tears
  • Deformity correction including bunions and hammertoes
  • Metatarsal disorders, plantar plate rupture and Morton’s neuroma
  • Diabetic Foot and Ankle Conditions – Neuropathy, Ulcers, Charcot Foot
  • Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle – Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Compressive Neuropathies
  • Heel pain and plantar fasciitis (“heel spurs”)
  • Use of PRP and stem cells for foot and ankle disorders

Medical Degree

Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgery Fellowship

American Sports Medicine Institute
Birmingham, Alabama
John S. Gould, MD, Fellowship Director

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Clinical Professor and Course Director
New York Medical College
Valhalla, New York

Sports Affiliations

  • USA Track and Field
  • USA Triathlon
  • US Air Force Rugby
  • PGA Tour
  • Team Physician, New Rochelle High School Football Team

Hospital Affiliations