Tim McAdams, MD

Sports medicine surgeon

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

Sports Medicine Clinic

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 800-717-0012
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Professional Education

Residency: University Of New Mexico Hospital (2000) NM

Internship: University Of New Mexico Hospital (1996) NM

Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2001) CA

Board Certification: Hand Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2004)

Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2003)

Board Certification: Orthoped Surg/Sports Med, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2007)

Medical Education: Georgetown University Hospital (1995) DC

MD, Georgetown University, Medicine, Magna Cum Laude (1995)

Honors & Awards

Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ), Sports Medicine (2007)

Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ), Hand Surgery (2004)

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Georgetown University School of Medicine (1994)

Magna Cum Laude, Georgetown University School of Medicine (1995)

Teacher of the Year Award, Stanford Orthopaedic Surgery (June 2002)

Administrative Appointments

Team Physician, San Francisco 49ers (2007 - Present)

Team Physician, Golden State Warriors (2011 - Present)

Team Physician, Stanford Men's Basketball (2004 - 2007)

Program Director, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2002 - 2008)

Biomechanical Evaluation of a Novel Reverse Coracoacromial Ligament Reconstruction for Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
Shu, B., Johnston, T., Lindsey, D. P., & McAdams, T. R. (2012). Biomechanical Evaluation of a Novel Reverse Coracoacromial Ligament Reconstruction for Acromioclavicular Joint Separation. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 40(2), 440-446.

An anatomic study of the coracoid process as it relates to bone transfer procedures
Dolan, C. M., Hariri, S., Hart, N. D., & McAdams, T. R. (2011). An anatomic study of the coracoid process as it relates to bone transfer procedures. JOURNAL OF SHOULDER AND ELBOW SURGERY, 20(3), 497-501.

Arthroscopic repair of the scapholunate interosseous ligament.
Stuffmann, E. S., McAdams, T. R., Shah, R. P., & Yao, J. (2010). Arthroscopic repair of the scapholunate interosseous ligament. Techniques in hand & upper extremity surgery, 14(4), 204-208.

Nerve Injuries About the Elbow
Hariri, S., & McAdams, T. R. (2010). Nerve Injuries About the Elbow. CLINICS IN SPORTS MEDICINE, 29(4), 655-?.

Arthroscopic Treatment of Triangular Fibrocartilage Wrist Injuries in the Athlete
McAdams, T. R., Swan, J., & Yao, J. (2009). Arthroscopic Treatment of Triangular Fibrocartilage Wrist Injuries in the Athlete. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 37(2), 291-297.

An analysis of four ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction procedures with cyclic valgus loading
Shah, R. P., Lindsey, D. P., Sungar, G. W., & McAdams, T. R. (2009). An analysis of four ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction procedures with cyclic valgus loading. JOURNAL OF SHOULDER AND ELBOW SURGERY, 18(1), 58-63.

Articular Cartilage Injury in the Athlete
Kai Mithoefer, Timothy R McAdams, & Bert Mandelbaum. (2009). Articular Cartilage Injury in the Athlete. Clin Sports Med, 28(1).

Tibial aperture bone disruption after retrograde versus antegrade tibial tunnel drilling: a cadaveric study
McAdams, T. R., Biswal, S., Stevens, K. J., Beaulieu, C. F., & Mandelbaum, B. R. (2008). Tibial aperture bone disruption after retrograde versus antegrade tibial tunnel drilling: a cadaveric study. KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY, 16(9), 818-822.

Surgical decompression of the quadrilateral space in overhead athletes
McAdams, T. R., & Dillingham, M. F. (2008). Surgical decompression of the quadrilateral space in overhead athletes. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 36(3), 528-532.

Articular cartilage regeneration in the knee
McAdams TR, & Mandelbaum BR. (2008). Articular cartilage regeneration in the knee. Current Opinions in Orthopaedics, 19.

Deltoid flap combined with fascia lata autograft for rotator cuff defects: a histologic study
McAdams, T. R., Knudsen, K. R., Yalamanchi, N., Chang, J., & Goodman, S. B. (2007). Deltoid flap combined with fascia lata autograft for rotator cuff defects: a histologic study. KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY, 15(9), 1144-1149.

Abduction and external rotation in shoulder impingement: An open MR study on healthy volunteers - Initial experience
Gold, G. E., Pappas, G. P., Blemker, S. S., Whalen, S. T., Campbell, G., & Beaulieu, C. F. (2007). Abduction and external rotation in shoulder impingement: An open MR study on healthy volunteers - Initial experience. RADIOLOGY, 244(3), 815-822.

Two ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction methods: The docking technique versus bioabsorbable interference screw fixation - A biomechanical evaluation with cyclic loading
McAdams, T. R., Lee, A. T., Centeno, J., Giori, N. J., & Lindsey, D. P. (2007). Two ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction methods: The docking technique versus bioabsorbable interference screw fixation - A biomechanical evaluation with cyclic loading. JOURNAL OF SHOULDER AND ELBOW SURGERY, 16(2), 224-228.

Ligament and tendon injury to the elbow: clinical, surgical, and imaging features.
Saliman, J. D., Beaulieu, C. F., & McAdams, T. R. (2006). Ligament and tendon injury to the elbow: clinical, surgical, and imaging features. Topics in magnetic resonance imaging , 17(5), 327-336.

Injury to the deep motor branch of the ulnar nerve during hook of hamate excision
Fredericson, M., Kim, B.-J., Date, E. S., & McAdams, T. R. (2006). Injury to the deep motor branch of the ulnar nerve during hook of hamate excision. ORTHOPEDICS, 29(5), 456-458.

In vivo anatomy of the Neer and Hawkins sign positions for shoulder impingement
Pappas, G. P., Blemker, S. S., Beaulieu, C. F., McAdams, T. R., Whalen, S. T., & Gold, G. E. (2006). In vivo anatomy of the Neer and Hawkins sign positions for shoulder impingement. JOURNAL OF SHOULDER AND ELBOW SURGERY, 15(1), 40-49.

Acute compartment syndrome of the thigh in a football athlete - A case report and the role of the vacuum-assisted wound closure dressing
Lee, A. T., Fanton, G. S., & McAdams, T. R. (2005). Acute compartment syndrome of the thigh in a football athlete - A case report and the role of the vacuum-assisted wound closure dressing. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA, 19(10), 748-750.

The effect of arthroscopic sectioning of the lateral ligament complex of the elbow on posterolateral rotatory stability
McAdams, T. R., Masters, G. W., & Srivastava, S. (2005). The effect of arthroscopic sectioning of the lateral ligament complex of the elbow on posterolateral rotatory stability. JOURNAL OF SHOULDER AND ELBOW SURGERY, 14(3), 298-301.

CT angiography in complex upper extremity reconstruction
Bogdan, M. A., Klein, M. B., Rubin, G. D., McAdams, T. R., & Chang, J. (2004). CT angiography in complex upper extremity reconstruction. JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-BRITISH AND EUROPEAN VOLUME, 29B(5), 465-469.

Arthroscopic evaluation of scaphoid waist fracture stability and the role of the radioscaphocapitate ligament
McAdams, T. R., & Srivastava, S. (2004). Arthroscopic evaluation of scaphoid waist fracture stability and the role of the radioscaphocapitate ligament. ARTHROSCOPY-THE JOURNAL OF ARTHROSCOPIC AND RELATED SURGERY, 20(2), 152-157.

Central screw placement in percutaneous screw scaphoid fixation: a cadaveric comparison of proximal and distal techniques.
Chan, K. W., & McAdams, T. R. (2004). Central screw placement in percutaneous screw scaphoid fixation: a cadaveric comparison of proximal and distal techniques. journal of hand surgery, 29(1), 74-79.

Magnetic resonance imaging in diagnosis of chronic posterolateral rotatory instability of the elbow.
Grafe, M. W., McAdams, T. R., Beaulieu, C. F., & Ladd, A. L. (2003). Magnetic resonance imaging in diagnosis of chronic posterolateral rotatory instability of the elbow. American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.), 32(10), 501-503.

Improving resident work environment: Evaluation of a novel cooperative program
Curet, M. J., & McAdams, T. R. (2003). Improving resident work environment: Evaluation of a novel cooperative program. SURGERY, 134(2), 158-163.

The effect of pronation and supination on the minimally displaced scaphoid fracture
McAdams, T. R., Spisak, S., Beaulieu, C. F., & Ladd, A. L. (2003). The effect of pronation and supination on the minimally displaced scaphoid fracture. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, (411), 255-259.

Injury to the dorsal sensory branch of the ulnar nerve in the arthroscopic repair of ulnar-sided triangular fibrocartilage tears using an inside-out technique: a cadaver study.
McAdams, T. R., & Hentz, V. R. (2002). Injury to the dorsal sensory branch of the ulnar nerve in the arthroscopic repair of ulnar-sided triangular fibrocartilage tears using an inside-out technique: a cadaver study. journal of hand surgery, 27(5), 840-844.

Long-term follow-up of surgical release of the A(1) pulley in childhood trigger thumb
McAdams, T. R., Moneim, M. S., & Omer, G. E. (2002). Long-term follow-up of surgical release of the A(1) pulley in childhood trigger thumb. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS, 22(1), 41-43.

The role of plain films and computed tomography in the evaluation of scapular neck fractures
McAdams, T. R., Blevins, F. T., Martin, T. P., & DeCoster, T. A. (2002). The role of plain films and computed tomography in the evaluation of scapular neck fractures. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA, 16(1), 7-11.

Frostbite: an orthopedic perspective.
McAdams, T. R., Swenson, D. R., & MILLER, R. A. (1999). Frostbite: an orthopedic perspective. American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.), 28(1), 21-26.