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James McWilliam, MD

Chief, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Montefiore New Rochelle


James McWilliam, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle orthopaedics as well as osteoarthritis of the hip, knee, hand, and wrist. Dr. McWilliam’s clinical expertise includes treatment of forefoot disorders including bunions and hammertoes, ankle instability and sports related injuries, arthritis, and posterior tibial tendon and adult flatfoot disorders. 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, and arthroscopic treatment of cartilage disorders of the ankle. He has numerous publications and presentations on arthroscopy, arthrodesis, Achilles tendon injury, and bunion repair.

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


  • 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