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William R. Gallivan, Jr., M.D. (Medical Expert Witness)

(Medical Expert Background Info Summary)

William R. Gallivan Jr., M.D., – a Medical Expert Witness is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Gallivan specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopaedic procedures including shoulder replacement. Dr. Gallivan does an average of 5 SLAP tears a year and does quite a few shoulder scopes per year. He has been a Team Physician for the NBA Los Angeles Clippers Training Camp as well as an AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Consultant.

Dr. Gallivan did B.S. in Biology from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California in 1981, M.D. from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in 1986 and Internship from Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, California in 1986-1987.


(Medical Expert Bullet Points of Interest)

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (2000)
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (2008)
  • Nominee for Award for Medical Ethics, Jefferson Medical College (1986)
  • President, Lamda Chapter, Alpha Delta Gamma National Fraternity, Loyola Marymount University (1979 – 1980)
  • Santa Barbara Athletic Association Membership (March 1997 to present)
  • Medical Director of Santa Barbara International Rugby Tournament (1992 to present)
  • California Orthopaedic Association – Membership Committee Member (1994 to 2004)
  • Consultant AVP Pro Beach Volleyball (1993 to present)
  • Consultant ASP Professional Surfers Tour (1992 to present)
  • Los Angeles Clippers Training Camp Team Physician (2004 to 2010)


(Medical Expert Final Words/Short Summary)

Dr. Gallivan has had several publications in his career. Some of these are “Shoulder Injuries- Impingement Syndrome & Rotator CuffTears” – Health Care Magazine (April 1993), Arthritis and Total Joint Replacement – Health Care Magazine (May 1993), “Bicycling Injuries; Prevention and Treatment” – Health Care Magazine (September 1993), “Office Management of Frozen Shoulder Syndrome, Treatment with Hydraulic Distention Under Local Anesthesia: Clin. Orthop. and related research” (Res. 242:177, 1989) and “Overuse Injuries In The Knee-Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome”, Health Care Magazine (June 1993).

He has given some notable presentations as well. These include “Sports Related Injuries and Their Surgical Treatment” at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on April 29, 1996, “Office Management of the Frozen Shoulder, Treatment with Local Anesthesia and Hydraulic Distention” at Western Orthopaedic Society Regional Meeting, Solvang, CA on May 1987, “Common Fractures, Diagnosis and Treatment”, Department of Surgery Resident and Staff Conference at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in March 1987, “Intertrochanteric Femur Fracture,, Fracture Conference Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in February 1988 and “Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries” at Fracture Conference, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in January 1989.

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Published: October 23, 2022
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