Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. William G. Clancy of Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center

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William G. Clancy, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Ala., has earned recognition among professional athletes for the ACL and PCL reconstruction procedures he developed while practicing medicine at the University of Wisconsin. Most NFL, NBA and NHL players with ACL tears have had the "Clancy Procedure."

Dr. Clancy was inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine hall of fame in 2009 for his contributions to sports medicine. He served as AOSSM president from 1999-2000 and currently serves as the leader of the AOSSM traveling fellowship.

During his career, Dr. Clancy has served as a team orthopedist for the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team and U.S. Ski Team. He has also been affiliated with the LPGA Tour, PGA Tour, University of Alabama, Georgia Tech University and Jacksonville State University.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Clancy has served on the editorial boards of several sports medicine journals, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine, where he also served on the board of trustees. He has published much of his research on sports medicine, which has recently included clearly documenting the bony landmarks of ACL insertions.

Dr. Clancy earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, N.Y., and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Columbia University's St. Luke's Hospital in New York City. He served as lieutenant commander at the United States Navel Academy, where he was chief of orthopedic surgery and served as head team physician.

Read more about Dr. William G. Clancy.

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- Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Richard Rothman of Rothman Institute in Philadelphia

- Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Leigh Ann Curl of MedStar SportsHealth

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