Jefferson University Hospitals

Physician Profile

Gerald Williams, MD

Academic Title: Professor
Director, Shoulder and Elbow Center

Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulder
Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulder & Elbow

Make An Appointment

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Office Locations

925 Chestnut Street
5th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (800) 321-9999
Bryn Mawr
825 Old Lancaster Avenue
Suite 100, 140 and 200
Bryn Mawr PA 19010
Phone: (800) 321-9999

Medical Services

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Awards and Honors

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010


  • Temple University School of Medicine, Medical School


  • University of Texas Medical Center


  • University of Texas Medical Center


  • University of Texas Medical School, Houston

Recent Publications

A prospective, multicenter study to evaluate clinical and radiographic outcomes in primary rotator cuff repair reinforced with a xenograft dermal matrix

Economic Decision Model Suggests Total Shoulder Arthroplasty is Superior to Hemiarthroplasty in Young Patients with End-stage Shoulder Arthritis

Instability After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Which Patients Dislocate?

Influence of glenosphere design on outcomes and complications of reverse arthroplasty: A systematic review

Length of stay after shoulder arthroplasty—the effect of an orthopedic specialty hospital

The American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists' consensus statement on rehabilitation following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

Total shoulder arthroplasty with an augmented component for anterior glenoid bone deficiency

Risk factors for blood transfusion after shoulder arthroplasty

Total shoulder arthroplasty using an inlay mini-glenoid component for glenoid deficiency: A 2-year follow-up of 9 patients

Challenges in reverse shoulder arthroplasty: Addressing glenoid bone loss

Treatment of massive and recurrent rotator cuff tears augmented with a poly-l-lactide graft, a preliminary study

Future Patient Demand for Shoulder Arthroplasty by Younger Patients: National Projections

Shoulder arthroscopy

Risk of venous thromboembolism after shoulder arthroplasty in the Medicare population

Glenoid Bone Loss in Anatomic Shoulder Arthroplasty: Literature Review and Surgical Technique

Surgical Exposure for Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Differences in Approaches and Outcomes.

Periprosthetic shoulder infection in the United States: Incidence and economic burden

Use of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty in the Medicare population

Leukocyte esterase in the diagnosis of shoulder periprosthetic joint infection

Mechanically assisted crevice corrosion damage in shoulder arthroplasty is comparable to hip arthroplasty