William B. Stetson, MD Independent Medical Examiner
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  • Company: Associate Clinical Professor, USC School of Med.
  • Phone: (818) 848-3030
  • Fax: (818) 848-2228
  • Website: www.sportsmedicinedr.com
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Specialty 1: Orthopedic Surgery

Specialty 2: Sports Medicine

Specialty Focus: Dr. Stetson is an orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy of the shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle with over 25 years of experience in trauma surgery. He is a Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) for the state of California and has served as an expert witness for the last 18 years in over 60 cases involving complex personal injury, workers compensation, malpractice and product liability cases. He has been a clinical professor at USC for over 25 years.

Medical School: University of Southern California School of Medicine

License(s): CA

Years in Practice: 26

Experience:
  • 18 years performing IMEs
  • 120 IMEs performed
  • Deposed/Testified 63 times

IME Certification: Qualified Medical Examiner (State of California)

IME Training: SEAK


Additional Information

Dr. Stetson is an award winning orthopaedic surgeon who is double board certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine and is the Olympic Team Doctor for the USA Men’s and Women’s Indoor Volleyball Teams. He is a sports medicine and arthroscopy specialist with an expertise in the surgical reconstruction of complex shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle injuries. Dr. Stetson has an active clinical, private practice and over 90% of his time is spent seeing patients, doing surgery, teaching and doing clinical research. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with honors (Phi Beta Kappa, Student Athlete of the Year and Two Time NCAA All-American Volleyball Player) and also from the USC Keck School of Medicine with honors. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center where he had extensive experience in trauma and reconstructive surgery. He then did a one year fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy where he trained under the leaders in arthroscopic surgery at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute (SCOI). He has over 25 years of teaching experience as a volunteer professor of orthopaedic surgery at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center where he teaches the residents orthopaedic surgery and arthroscopy. He has also served as the medical director and on the management committee of out-patient surgery centers. He is the author of over 45 peer reviewed publications and has over 100 national and international presentations. He is a Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) for the state of California and has served as an expert witness for the last 15 years in over 60 cases involving complex personal injury, workers compensation, malpractice and product liability cases. He has traveled all over the world teaching other surgeons arthroscopic surgery and founded his own non-profit Operation Arthroscopy. He has been named one of “America’s Top Orthopedists” for 15 straight years by the Consumer