About Dr. Workman

Dr. William Workman has a strong background in sports medicine, both as a practicing physician and as an athlete. He was amongst the first orthopedic surgeons to obtain additional board certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. As an athlete, he competed in baseball as a pitcher for the University of California Golden Bears, and played professionally in the California Angels system. Dr. Workman now participates in recreational triathlon and cycling events; he has successfully completed two Ironman distance triathlons (Ironman Lake Tahoe – 2012; Ironman Lake Placid – 2016) and the legendary Leadville Trail 100 MTB (2022).


Meet Dr. Workman

After completing a five-year orthopedic residency at Yale Medical School, Dr. Workman traveled to Boston where he completed his orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at Harvard Medical School. While at Harvard, he served as a team physician and traveled with the New England Patriots (NFL). In addition, he has provided orthopedic sports medicine coverage for the Boston Bruins Hockey Club (NHL), the New England Revolution Soccer team (MLS), the United States Women's Soccer team, the women's professional tennis tour (USTA), and Harvard University Athletics.

Dr. Workman currently serves as Head Orthopedist for the Oakland Athletics (MLB), and as Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Stanford University. He also serves as the team physician for Acalanes High School in Lafayette, CA.

During his residency, and later as a fellow in orthopedic sports medicine, Dr. Workman studied and developed his cutting-edge arthroscopic surgical techniques; he has since perfected his approach by collaborating with experts and pioneers in orthopedics from across the globe. He is able to treat many injuries through a minimally invasive approach, offering huge benefits to his patients, as these less invasive surgical procedures result in decreased post-operative pain and complications, and hasten recovery time and a return to athletic endeavors or simple daily activities.

Dr. Workman has gained national recognition for his arthroscopic approach to treating injuries, which he teaches to orthopedic surgeons from around the world. He is a consultant to major international sports medicine corporations, he conducts clinical research, and is actively involved in national and international sports medicine societies.

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