John F. Williams, a smiling older man with white lab coatJohn F. Williams, CO

Professional Orthopedic Assistant and Certified Orthotist, C53454 BOC

Portsmouth Orthopedics’s president and CEO, John F. Williams, CO, is a Certified Orthotist and war veteran with more than 30 years’ experience in orthotics. His training began in the Navy as a corpsman and has worked with patients at major medical facilities, including Cedars-Sinai. In his free time, John enjoys being a Bunker Labs volunteer advising veterans with small business needs. He also likes hiking in Acadia, scuba diving, mountain biking, and spending time with family and friends.

John F. Williams has had the privilege to treat professional athletes and patients at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan Jobe Institute which has continued to be rated #1 on the West Coast and #3 in the US for the high quality and functional outcomes in Orthopedic treatment and surgical procedures. He has also treated patients at Santa Monica Orthopedics.

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Education & Medical Training

  • US Naval School of Health Sciences, Training Center, Hospital Corpsman, Orthopedic Technology, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedic Field Medical Services, OR first Assist.
  • Naval Hospital San Diego, CA, Navy Hospital Guam, Navy Hospital Corpus Christi, TX
  • United States Navy, Combat Medical Trauma Chemical Warfare School, Special Operations, South Pacific, and Gulf War Veteran
  • National Board-Certified Orthopedic Technologist (OTC), Certified Pedorthotist (C. Ped), Certified Orthotist BOC, National Board-Certified Orthopedic Physician Assistant (OPA-C), Licensed Workers Comp Insurance Adjuster.
  • BS, Health Care Management/ Hospital Administration Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • University of Michigan, Ergonomics, AAOS Outcome Studies
  • Northwestern University Medical School, Pedorthist, Orthotics and Foot Prosthetics
  • Internship with Dr. Brent Ruis, PhD. Study of Occupational Ergonomics
  • US Navy Five Years, Special Forces/ Desert Storm/ Shield, Honorable Discharge.

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Portsmouth Regional Hospital
  • Frisbie Hospital
  • York Hospital
  • Exeter Hospital

Past Hospital Affiliations

  • Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute- Santa Monica Orthopedics
  • US Navy Hospital Orthopedics San Diego, Guam, Corpus Christi
  • VA Hospitals San Diego, Long Beach and LA
  • UCLA Medical systems
  • USC Medical systems
  • USC KECK hospital and Orthopedics
  • Beverly Community Hospital
  • UC Irvine Medical Institutes and Orthopedics
  • HOAG Medical Institutes and Orthopedics