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Physician List and CVs »William Stearns, M.D.
William Stearns, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery and Spine Surgery

Office Location
1101 S Winchester Blvd, Bldg “I”, #207, San Jose, CA 95128

Mailing Address
1613 Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA 94111
Scheduling Tel: 415-399-9769
Scheduling Fax: 415-399-9439

University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, Bachelor of Science, 1964
University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, Doctor of Medicine, 1968

Los Angeles County General Hospital/University of Southern California, 1968-1969

Orthopaedic Residency, Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital/University of Southern California 1972-1976

M.E. Muller Foundation, Bern Switzerland, 1974-1975

Board Certification
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 1979

Appointed Qualified Medical Evaluator
Division of Workers’ Compensation’s, Medical Unit, 2007

Private Practice in San Jose, July 1976 – April 2014
Orthopaedic Hospitalist, Washington Hospital, Fremont, CA, 2008 - 2021

Professional Organization
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Military Appointments
General Medical Officer, United States Navy, USNAVRADSTA Fort Allen, Ponce, Puerto Rico
General Medical Officer, United States Naval Hospital USNH, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico

Hospital Appointments
Staff, O'Connor Hospital, San Jose, CA
Staff, Columbia Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, CA
Staff, El Camino Hospital of Los Gatos, Los Gatos CA
Staff, Washington Hospital, Fremont, CA
Chairman, Orthopaedic Section, O'Connor Hospital, San Jose, CA, 2000-2001
Chairman, Orthopaedic Department, Community Hospital of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA, 2005-2007

State of California

Medical-Legal Issues Evaluated
* Lower Extremity including Anterior/Posterior cruciate ligament tears, Avascular necrosis, Collateral ligament tears
* Upper Extremity repetitive stress syndrome including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, deQuervain’s, Epicondylitis, Impingement syndrome, Rotator Cuff Tendonitis/Tear
* Spinal Specialization including cervical/thoracic/lumbar sprain/strain, compression and wedge fractures, coccydynia, degenerative disc disease, discogenic back pain, herniated discs, lordosis, lumbago, kyphosis, radiculopathy, sciatica, osteopenia, piriformis syndrome, spinal cord injury/trauma, spinal stenosis, spondylosis, spondylolisthesis, synovial cysts, whiplash

Spinal Surgery Specialization
For the Back: Decompression, Discectomy & Microdiscectomy, Percutaneous Discectomy, (ALIF) Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Posterior Decompressive Laminectomy / Foraminotomy, Vertebroplasty, Nerve root retraction, Medial facetectomy, Foraminotomy, Instrumentation and Fusion, Anterior/Posterior (360° Fusion)

For the Neck: Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion, with and without plate (ACDF), Posterior Cervical Laminectomy, with and without fusion


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