William McGann, MD

Dr. William McGann specializes in the treatment of degenerative joint disease of the hip and knee. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a fellowship trained adult reconstructive surgeon. Dr. McGann was awarded a degree in medicine from the New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He then trained in general surgery for two years at the University of California Irvine Medical Center.
He returned to the Bay Area in 1979 to complete his orthopaedic training at the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program He completed a fellowship in Adult Hip Reconstruction at Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard under Dr. William Harris, the father of total hip replacement surgery.

He then joined San Francisco Orthopaedic Surgeons in 1984. He is a senior partner in the group and is the Chief of Orthopedics at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He has recently opened the Total Joint Center at St. Mary’s - a specialized, multidisciplinary center for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery. Dr. McGann has had great success with soft-tissue preserving joint replacement surgery. He has developed a surgical technique that greatly reduces dislocation rates in patients undergoing total hip replacement. He has experience with a variety of prosthetic implant materials and has been involved with the design of six different hip implants.

 

In addition to his private practice, Dr. William McGann is also involved in resident education, having received several awards for teaching. He became Chairman and Program Director for the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program in 2005. Since that time, he has made the program one of the best in the nation. As a leader of the orthopaedic community, he has also dedicated himself to educating other orthopaedic surgeons on surgical techniques and soft tissue management.


EDUCATION

Dr. McGann was awarded a degree in medicine from the New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He then trained in general surgery for two years at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. He came back to the Bay Area in 1979 to complete his orthopaedic training at the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program. He completed fellowship in Adult Hip Reconstruction at Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard under Dr. William Harris, the father of total hip replacement surgery.

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Dr. McGann’s special interests include total hip and knee replacement and revision as well as partial knee replacement surgery.

San Francisco Orthopaedic Surgeons
spine surgery, joint replacement, and sports medicine


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