William B Stetson, MD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: Stetson Lee Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine; Associate Clinical Voluntary Professor USC Department of Orthopaedics
  • Phone: (818) 848-3030
  • Fax: (818) 848-2228
  • Website: www.sportsmedicinedr.com

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Keywords/Search Terms:

Board certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, shoulder, knee, elbow, ankle, trauma, gunshot wounds to the extremities, Qualified Medical Examiner (QME), medical malpractice, product liability, personal injury


BA, University of Southern California; MD, University of Southern California; Residency, University of Southern California - Dept. of Orthopedics; Fellowship, Southern California Orthopedic Institute

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Additional Information

Dr. Stetson specializes in sports medicine with an expertise in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle. He has first-hand knowledge of athletic injuries and trauma related injuries with over 27 years of experience. Dr. Stetson is a full time practicing orthopaedic surgeon and he is a Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) for the state of California. He has served as an expert witness for the last 17 years in over 75 cases involving complex personal injury, workers compensation, malpractice and product liability cases. 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 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 Consumers’ Research Council of America. He has also just been selected to the 2024 Southern California Super Doctors List. This marks the 13th time in a row he has been selected and he is now part of the Super Doctors Southern California Hall of Fame.