Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Medical Education: Georgetown University School of Medicine (1995) DC
  • MD, Santa Monica Sports Medicine, Knee, Sports Medicine (2007)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Hand Surgery Fellowship (2001) CA
  • Residency: University of New Mexico Office of GME (2000) NM
  • Internship: University of New Mexico Office of GME (1996) NM
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthoped Surg/Sports Med (2007)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (2003)
  • MD, Georgetown University, Medicine, Magna Cum Laude (1995)

Honors & Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Georgetown University School of Medicine (1994)
  • Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ), Hand Surgery (2004)
  • Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ), Sports Medicine (2007)
  • Magna Cum Laude, Georgetown University School of Medicine (1995)
  • Rettig Award for Academic Excellence, National Football League Physician Society (2017)
  • San Francisco Magazine "Top Doctors", San Francisco Magazine (2017)
  • San Francisco Magazine "Top Doctors", San Francisco Magazine (2018, 2019)
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Stanford Orthopaedic Surgery (2002)

  • Vice President, National Football League Physician Society (2020 - Present)
  • Board Member, National Football League Physician Society (2017 - Present)

Administrative Appointments
  • Consutant Team Physician, San Francisco Giants (2012 - 2013)
  • Head Team Physician, Medical Director, San Francisco 49ers (2014 - Present)
  • Program Director, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2002 - 2008)
  • Team Physician, Stanford Men's Basketball (2004 - 2007)
  • Team Physician, San Francisco 49ers (2007 - Present)
  • Team Physician, Golden State Warriors (2011 - 2013)
  • Team Physician, San Francisco Giants (2014 - Present)


Practice Locations

Sports Medicine Clinic Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-5643

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Stanford Primary Care in Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara, CA

2518 Mission College Boulevard, Suite 101

Santa Clara , CA 95054

(408) 688-9720

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Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Redwood City ,

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(121 reviews)

I brag about him to everyone! :)
Excellent surgeon who communicates well.
Dr. McAdams is amazing! Super thorough and excellent communication skills. Patient and caring and obviously super knowledgeable. Easily trusted.
Excellent doctor
Dr McAdams was as professional and helpful as I remembered 8 years ago
I have referred this team numerous times already
Exceptional Doctor. Lucky to be his patient. Thank you!
Excellent physician
He has excellent advice about meniscus tear.
Dr McAdams was awesome and caring throughout pre-surgery, surgery, and follow up.
excellent experience from check in , to patient coordinator to exam by doctor
Dr Mcadams is the best very prompt on your appointment time very Thorough on your examination
he's excellent!!!
Dr McAdams is an amazingly gifted surgeon, skilled and compassionate
Attentive, considerate, I felt heard
Very prompt and to the point. Wish he could do all my Dr. needs
I always have had courteous and professional experiences.
Really nice people throughout my visit, very professional and pleasant.
Exceptional healthcare experience
Excellent staff. Little to no wait. Thoroughly explained problem and solutions
Excellent Dr. Thank you so much.
Super care.
McAdams is exceptional--super skilled, compassionate and very efficient
Great doctor. Incredibly skilled at his craft he listens, explains, and puts a plan together that makes sense and is comprehensive.
Dr. McAdams is fantastic, listens well and is the hallmark of professionalism.
Dr. McAdams' support staff (Nurse, PA, etc.) was particularly good.
The VERY best !!!
Excellent bedside manner, explains the imaging and his approach in a patient way
i have already recommended Dr McAdams to three people
Dr. McAdams is outstanding!
Always prompt, friendly and efficient.
Dr. McAdams is kind, compassionate and I have full trust in his care. He made an immediate diagnosis of my swelling today, sent me on my way and YAY, I’m going to be good to go on my trip to Maui!
Outstanding surgeon. My shoulder and bicep have healed and I am fully functional and back to doing the things I love.
I believe that Timothy McAdams is an excellent health care provider. My video visit with him went as well as I could have hoped.
He's awesome
On time, great personality, very professional. He gave me a very good understanding of my situation and alternative courses of action.
Very pragmatic care for my rotator cuff.
I really liked Dr. McAdams
Love Dr McAdams skill
excellent servic and clean facility
Dr McAdams was very professional and helpful.
Tim McAdams and crew are incredibly good!
Excellent, efficient service!
Awesome, knowledgeable, personable, easy to talk to
Best orthopedic doctor/surgeon I've ever had.
He is an excellent doctor that communicates very well and gives you his honest and appropriate opinion and feedback.
Absolutely, felt my needs were under understood
Thoughtful, practical, engaged, strategic
I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. McAdams to anyone - he is outstanding!
excellent doctor with outstanding communication, reasoning, knowledge and expertise
outstanding, five star all the way :)
Very knowledgable
Great Dr!!!!!
Excellent, thorough and understanding physician. Very impressed. He understood my medical complexities. Great listener.
The doctor I highly recommend. Stanford and its processes, not so much.
The entire team is great. I trust them completely and really can't thank them enough for the work they've done on my knee.
Great team and great doctor!
in 2 days saw dr MC Adams and dr ChouMC Adams is just outstanding and best bedside mannerdr Chou also very friendly and honest about outcomes
every one was very nice
By far the best doctor & care team I have seen. Well oiled machine. All that I encounter during my appointment know my recovery plan & are knowledgeable. Wish I received their level of care from my other health provider.
Dr. McAdams always has my best interest in mind. Coming from where I was to what I can do now is beyond what I expected.
Great surgeon, great team, and efficient/comfortable day surgery process.
Dr. McAdams is everything one could want in a physician
Dr. McAdams is wonderful - he did a great job on my surgery and made sure to answer all my questions. He also worked well w/my PT.
dr. Mcadams took the time to explain the remainder of my recovery and prevention of future knee issues.
Dr McAdams is a great provider. He has great bedside manners and thoroughly answered all my questions while also quickly examining my knee.
Dr. McAdams is top notch!
Dr. McAdams was very informative, personable, and professional.
dr McAdams and his team are fantastic. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Dr Mc Adams is personable, shows an interest in his patients, remembered me from years ago, gave me opportunity to ask questions and allowed me to make my own decision.
Dr. McAdams is an excellent surgeon.
Tim was extremely warm and personable and exceeded my expectations.
Tim McAdams was great.
My prior and current experiences with Dr. McAdam has been excellent. He listens, gives me options and discusses the pros and cons of the options.
Definitely recommend - great dr.!
Dr. McAdams...outstanding surgeon. Great interaction.
I know that TimMcAdams is an excellent surgeon, and even though I would prefer not to be seeing him in a professional capacity, I know that I am the best hands!
This was my second experience with Dr. McAdams. Both resulted in excellent results. His ability to relate issues and care to layman-speak is very appreciated.
Dr McAdams is exceptional as a surgeon because he assesses the whole person not just what he operated on.
Dr McAdams is exceptional. I am a nurse of 41 yrs and he is only the second Ortho Surgeon I have met who has a great bedside manner and looks at the patient as a whole person not just the limb or part of body operated on.
World-class healthcare, every time.
I have a high degree of confidence in the PA and my doctor. All my experiences have been positive; I have a great confidence in their knowledge, expertise, and patient/doctor rapport.
My wife and I consider Dr. McAdams to be as good as it gets. We have recommended his practice to anyone who has need of such services. We feel privileged to be able to access healthcare services from him.
Tim McAdams is wonderful!
McAdams is world class hands down. Outside of my cousin who is also an orthopedist, he is the only Dr. I would want to work on me!!
I live in Paso Robles and must drive 3 1/2 to 4 hours to reach your clinic. I do that because the quality of the healthcare services provided are the best, the outcomes are the best and the process is the best. I access care from Dr. Rouff in the sleep clinic and Dr. McAdams in the orthapaedic clinic. Both are top drawer and their staff support is as good as it gets.
I have been greatly impressed with your amazing facility, services, and professionalism of all with whom I have been in contact.
Even I tried to minimize my problem but the Doctor insisted that it was worth his time if it was impacting my quality of life in any way. THANKS!
Dr. McAdams is great, answered all of my questions, and took time to go over my treatment options. Really appreciated that!
I recommend Tim McAdams (and Marc Safran...he's operated on two of my sons) every chance that I get. Super surgeon...and super person.
Mc Adams is an excellent doctor. Very pleased with my results.
I have profound respect and trust in Dr Mc Adams. I believe he represents and top of "Best Practices" in medicine. The highly competent staff that remains with him over time reflects the high standards of his personal and professional values and all are of great consequence to those of us who are fortunate enough to call upon him for help. Thank you Dr Mc Adams
Dr. McAdams has been very receptive to my past medical history and his work has given me great results! He has a good kind manner about him and provides good explanations. Many of my past meetings were with his Fellows, who were very good, however, I would have liked to have more meetings with the Doctor, but I understand he is busy.
Dr. McAdams is great, I entrust him with my medical care and know I'm in good hands.
Want more clarity on what I can expect.
Here's the amazing thing Doctor McAdams makes you feel like your one of his family member. Not only is he a outstanding Doctor but he is an outstanding person.
There should be a choice of higher numbers for this provider.........he is the best.
All I can say about Dr. McAdams is "fantastic"". If offered me hope of a sucessful surgery and luckily he caught a mistake made by my local lab in that they sent with me another patient's xrays.
I appreciated the willingness of the staff to squeeze us in early so we could start our 3 hour trip home.
McAdams is an excellent doctor.
Dr. McAdams is an excellent communicator and willing to spend the necessary time to explain treatment, what to expect and answer questions. Kevin his PA is great as well.
Dr. McAdams is excellent!!
Very happy with the service.
Dr. McAdams was recommended to me and I couldn't be happier with his service.
Very kind & sensitive & a good listener.
Dr. McAdams is very caring and respectful. He really listens to your needs and offers great advice. He also shows great bedside manner/support for overcoming the mental barriers that come with sports injuries.
Just the best. I can't imagine how the service, treatment or expertise could be improved on!
Dr. McAdams was never rushed. Made me feel like I was his only patient that morning. Very thorough explanation.
Dr. McAdams is great.
Tim McAdams is an excellent provider he is kind, thorough, patient, and an excellent surgeon. 100% satisfied.
McAdams great guy.
Dr. McAdams has personally answered my phone calls, addressed any of my concerns and always gets back to me promptly. He is also quick to answer emails.
I trust him in all he will do for me. He has helped me before.
Dr. McAdams is very good - just too busy!
Great doctor. Very caring and understanding. Would recommend to others.
I absolutely love Dr. Timothy McAdams and will not see anybody else for orthopedics except him.
Tim McAdams rocks! I have recommended him several times. He is truly excellent in every way.
Dr. McAdams left a very favorable memory & experience.
I loved that I got to be involved in all the decision making, the staff took the time to listen, and they always made me feel welcomed.
Very professional - always dressed well (pressed shirt: CLEAN SHOES - etc.

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