William B. Stetson, MD Expert Witness
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General Specialties:

Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

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Dr. Stetson is a specialist in and board certified in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle and trauma. He has over 15 years of experience as an expert witness. He is a clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery at USC School of Medicine and is also a QME.


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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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 16 years in over 60 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 2023 Southern California Super Doctors List. This marks the 12th time in a row he has been selected and he is now part of the Super Doctors Southern California Hall of Fame.