Meet Dr. Stetson

Dr. StetsonWillam B. Stetson MD 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. He completed his Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute, is Board Certified and has been in private practice since 1995. In 2005, he joined Scott Powell to form Stetson Powell Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Both Dr. Stetson and Dr. Powell are fellowship trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy and have over 40 years of surgical experience between the two of them. Dr. Stetson was recognized as the University of Southern California’s Student Athlete of the Year in 1982 and also the Pacific 10 Conference Student Athlete of the Year in 1982. In 2007, Dr. Stetson was recognized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) with their Silver Anniversary Award, given to former student-athletes who have gone on to excel in their chosen professions. Recipients of the Silver Anniversary Awards include, Troy Aikman (2014), Rodney Peete (2014), Tim Brown (2012), Bo Jackson (2011), Jack Del Rio (2010), Steve Young (2009), Danny Ainge (2006) Mike Singletary (2006), Mark Johnson (2005), John Naber (2002), Steve Largent (2001), Bill Walton (1999), Sally Ride (1998), Jack Youngblood (1996), Jim Ryun (1994) and many others. For a list of recipients, see Silver Anniversary Awards Recipients . Dr. Stetson is passionate about education and sharing his knowledge of orthopaedic medicine. He instructs young orthopedic surgeons on the latest techniques of arthroscopic surgery. He has a desire to share his passion for arthroscopic surgery with doctors from around the world.  In addition to his local endeavors to educate young doctors,  Dr. Stetson has visited Haiti and Cuba on a medicinal missionary trips and has donated arthroscopy equipment to Dr. Anh Nguyen, who was then able to perform the first shoulder arthroscopy in Vietnam. Dr. Stetson has also traveled extensively throughout the world teaching and lecturing about shoulder arthroscopy and recently returned from Romania and Bejing, China where he lectured about the latest techniques of shoulder arthroscopy. 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 and Peru, Dr. Stetson and his surgical team conducts “Volunteer Saturdays” at the Glendale Endoscopy and Surgery Center every 3 months on those in the local community who have no insurance and are in need, all free of charge. Doctor Stetson’s Curriculum Vitae is available as a PDF that may be viewed or downloaded here. A free copy Adobe PDF reader may be downloaded from their site at