Dr. James R. McWilliam: Foot & Ankle Specialist

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

James R. McWilliam, MD, is one of the only board-certified orthopaedic surgeons in Westchester County who specializes in foot and ankle surgery. Dr. McWilliam’s particular practice interests include treatment of forefoot disorders including bunions and hammertoes, ankle instability and sports related injuries, arthritis, and posterior tibial tendon and adult flatfoot disorders. 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

  • Plantar Fasciitis and Bone Spurs
  • Bunions and Forefoot Deformity
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Disorders of the Achilles Tendon and Ruptures
  • Ankle Pain, Swelling, Locking, or Instability
  • Pain, Swelling, and Disability of the Midfoot (Arch) or Heel
  • Pain in the Ball of the Foot (Forefoot), Hammertoes, Morton’s Neuroma
  • Diabetic Foot and Ankle Conditions – Neuropathy, Ulcers, Charcot Foot
  • Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle – Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Morton’s Neuroma, Compressive Neuropathies

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

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Massachusetts Orthopaedic Society

Hospital Affiliations