Dr. Riley J. Williams III is a specialist in the field of shoulder, knee and elbow surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Williams holds a dual appointment in both the Department of Orthopedic Surgery (as a full-time member of the Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service), and as a Clinician-Scientist in the Research Division. He is also an Associate Professor at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and is the Director of the Institute for Cartilage Repair at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Williams currently serves as the Head Team Physician for the New Jersey Nets professional basketball team, the New York Red Bulls professional soccer team, and the Iona College Department of Athletics. He has also served as Associate Team Physician for both the New York Mets professional baseball and New York Giants professional football teams. Dr. Williams is a triathlete and an active member of the New York Road Runner's Club who has run the NYC Marathon. Dr. Williams attended Yale University and the Stanford University School of Medicine.