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Practice contact
(818) 848-3030
(818) 848-2228
191 S. Buena Vista Street
Suite 470
Burbank California 91505
William Stetson MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Sports Specialty
Surgeon - 35 years in practice
Primary Practice: Stetson Lee Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Practice Contact

Office Address
191 S. Buena Vista Street
Suite 470
Burbank California 91505
(818) 848-3030
(818) 848-2228

Clinical Expertise

Sports Medicine Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Arm Surgery Elbow Surgery Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic Surgery


Dr. William Stetson is fellowship trained in arthroscopic surgery and board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. He specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, and elbow with over 25 years of surgical experience. He has first-hand knowledge of athletic injuries having been an NCAA Athlete and All-American Volleyball Player at the University of Southern California. Dr. Stetson is recognized throughout the country for his numerous contributions to both the local and the medical community. Heavily involved in clinical research and academic development, Dr. Stetson has presented his research papers at orthopaedic conferences held domestically and internationally. Dr. Stetson is currently one of the team physicians for the United States Men’s and Women’s Indoor Olympic Volleyball Teams and the United States Olympic Committee. He was the Olympic Team Volleyball Physician for the United States for the London Olympics in 2012. He has appeared on television and radio talk shows and regularly writes sports-related articles for publications throughout the country. He has been recognized as one of the country’s “Top Doctors” for over 10 years straight. Dr. Stetson is passionate about education and sharing his knowledge of orthopaedic surgery. He has traveled extensively throughout the world to lecture and teach arthroscopic surgery to his colleagues in many different countries including Cuba, China, and Romania. For his committed work to the Cuban people, he was selected as a Professor Emeritus of Havana University. For the last 6 years, he has been traveling to Romania twice per year to bring modern shoulder surgical techniques to Romanian doctors. In Romania, he is a Visiting Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Romania. Locally, Dr. Stetson is also an Associate Voluntary Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Southern California where he instructs orthopaedic residents and medical students. Dr. Stetson has started a non-profit organization, Operation Arthroscopy (, whose mission is to bring orthopaedic surgery and arthroscopy to countries and communities in need. In addition to humanitarian trips to Haiti, Cuba, Vietnam, Romania, and Peru, Dr. Stetson and his surgical team regularly perform pro bono surgeries for those in need at his surgery center in Burbank, California. Dr. Stetson attended the University of Southern California on an athletic scholarship where he was a two-time NCAA All-American in volleyball, a member of the NCAA National Championship Volleyball Team in 1980, captain of the 1982 team, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He was a five-time Gold Medalist with the US Open National Volleyball Championship Team Nike and played professionally in the United States and Germany. He attended the USC Keck School of Medicine and completed his residency at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center in 1994. He completed his Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in 1995 and has been in private practice for over 25 years.
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Primary Practice

Primary practice
Stetson Lee Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

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Education & Training

Southern California Orthopedic Institute
LAC+USC Medical Center
Keck School of Medicine at USC
University of Southern California


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