Team Doctors
Riley Williams III, M.D., P.C.
Chief Medical Director

Dr. Riley J. Williams III is a specialist in the field of shoulder, knee and elbow surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Williams holds a dual appointment in both the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, as a full-time member of the Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service, and as a Clinician-Scientist in the Research Division. He is also an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Williams attended college at Yale University and medical school at Stanford University. Dr. Williams did both his Orthopedic Surgery training and Sports Medicine Fellowship training at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

His clinical and research interests include: cartilage regeneration, cartilage transplantation, arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction, arthroscopic rotator repair, arthroscopic shoulder stabilization & labrum repair, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction, elbow ligament reconstruction, and partial knee-replacement. Dr. Williams is the Director of the Institute for Cartilage Repair at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Williams currently serves as the Medical Director for Brooklyn Nets Basketball (NBA), and the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. He is also the Head Team Physician for the Iona College Department of Athletics. Dr. Williams is an avid cyclist, runner, triathlete, and golfer.


Michael K. Shindle, M.D.
Associate Orthopedic Surgeon

Michael K. Shindle is an attending orthopaedic surgeon at Summit Medical Group in Morristown, New Jersey, and is a team physician for the New York Red Bulls.  Dr. Shindle received his medical degree, with honors (Alpha Omega Alpha) from Johns Hopkins University and completed his orthopaedic residency as well as a Sports Medicine and Shoulder fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery (Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York City) under the guidance of Dr. Riley Williams.  He also completed a second fellowship in sports related injuries of the foot and ankle with Dr. Roger Mann in Oakland, California.  Dr. Shindle is a consultant for the New York Giants, Rutgers University, and a team physician for USA Hockey, Fairleigh Dickenson University, and Madison High School. 


Michael Farber, M.D.
General Physician

Dr. Farber is a board certified internal medicine specialist and an ISCD certified clinical densitometrist. He is the founder and medical director of the Executive Health program at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey and is the team internal medicine physician for both the New York Red Bulls professional soccer and Brooklyn NETS professional basketball organizations. He has been a physician advisor for hospital utilization review, consulting physician for disability disputes, guest speaker at major medical conferences, advisor to corporations for medical affairs, and an expert witness in high profile criminal cases.