Doctor Profile

James Williams, MD

216.692.7750

James Williams, MD

Appointed: 1995

James Williams, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Euclid Medical Office
Mail Code EU10
99 Northline Circle
Euclid, OH 44119
WorkAppointment:216.692.7750
DeskDesk:216.692.7832
WorkFax:216.692.7802
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

James Williams, MD, joined Cleveland Clinic in 1995. He is a member of the Center for Sports Health. Dr. Williams is the Assistant Chief of Surgery at Euclid Hospital and the Director of Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery at Euclid Hospital.

Dr. Williams has specialized expertise in the diagnosis and management of sports injuries, arthroscopic shoulder, elbow and knee surgery, cartilage restoration, and patello-femoral surgery.

Dr. Williams’ research focus has been on shoulder instability, the development of new techniques for the treatment of knee injuries and the prevention of sports injuries.

Professional Highlights

  • Assistant Team Physician, Cleveland Indians
  • Consultant, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Team Physician, John Carroll University

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
1995
Residency - Rhode Island Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgery
Providence, RI USA
1994
Internship - Rhode Island Hospital
Surgery
Providence, RI USA
1990
Medical School - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Rochester, NY USA
1989
Graduate - University of Massachusetts
Sports Management
Amherst, MA USA
1983
Undergraduate - Middlebury College
Biology
Middlebury, VT USA
1976

Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery- Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Specialty Interests

Sports Medicine, Surgery of the Knee, Shoulder and Elbow, Arthroscopy, Cartilage Repair and Transplantation

Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Treatment & Services

  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Care of the Young Athlete
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplantation
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction Of The Knee
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Patello-femoral Knee Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Pathology
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/29/2014, Dr. Williams has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English