Jefferson University Hospitals

Provider Profile

Gerald Williams, MD

Academic Title: Professor
Director, Shoulder and Elbow Center

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

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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

Incidence of peripheral nerve injury during shoulder arthroplasty when motor evoked potentials are monitored

Survivorship of Hemiarthroplasty with Concentric Glenoid Reaming for Glenohumeral Arthritis in Young, Active Patients with a Biconcave Glenoid

Rotator cuff repair with patch tissue

Top ten tips for glenoid exposure in shoulder arthroplasty

Diagnosis of periprosthetic infections: New tests and techniques

Metal allergy as a cause of implant failure in shoulder arthroplasty

Early versus late reverse shoulder arthroplasty for proximal humerus fractures: Does it matter?

An assessment of the safety of an orthopedic specialty hospital: A 5-year experience

Future surgery after revision shoulder arthroplasty: the impact of unexpected positive cultures

An analysis of surgical and nonsurgical operating room times in high-volume shoulder arthroplasty

Randomized controlled trial of interscalene block compared with injectable liposomal bupivacaine in shoulder arthroplasty

Evaluation and management of axillary artery injury: The orthopaedic and vascular surgeon's perspective

Expectations of Shoulder Surgery Are Not Altered by Surgeon Counseling of the Patient

Antibiotic spacers in shoulder arthroplasty: Comparison of stemmed and stemless implants

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