WILLIAM B. WORKMAN, MD
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
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.
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 Team Physician for the Oakland
Athletics (MLB), and as Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Stanford University. He has served as the Team Physician for Acalanes High School in Lafayette, CA for the past two decades.
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.
In continuation of his athlete identity, Dr. Workman continues to compete in triathlons and cycling events. He has successfully completed four Ironman distance triathlons: Ironman Lake Tahoe – 2013, Ironman Arizona - 2017, Ironman Lake Placid – 2018, and Ironman California - 2023. For cycling events, Dr. Workman has been a finisher of the Death Ride (2008, 2009, 2012, and 2015) and the legendary Leadville Trail 100 MTB (2022 and 2023). He also participates in local recreational races, notably the Escape from Alcatraz and Cyclocross.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2002-present
Orthopedic Sports Medicine, 2008-present
University of California, Berkeley, CA--BA, Physiology 1989
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA--MD, Doctor of Medicine 1994
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT--General Surgery 1994-1995
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT--Orthopedic Surgery 1995-1999
Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA--Orthopedic Sports Medicine 1999-2000
John Muir Medical Center--Walnut Creek Campus | Walnut Creek, CA
Webster Orthopedic Surgery Center | San Ramon, CA
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
International Cartilage Repair Society
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Yale Orthopedic Association
CURRENT HEAD TEAM PHYSICIAN FOR
Oakland Athletics, MLB
Acalanes High School, Lafayette, CA
PAST TEAM PHYSICIAN FOR
University of California, Berkeley, CA
US Open, USGA