The People

Timothy McAdams, MD


Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery


Dr. McAdams finished his undergraduate studies at UCLA and then earned his MD from Georgetown University. At this time, he desired to specialize in orthopaedic surgery, which lead him to the University of New Mexico to perform an orthopaedic surgery residency. Dr. McAdams then finished his training at Stanford University with a hand and upper extremity fellowship.


Dr. McAdams enjoys participating in all sports, especially skiing.

Research Interests:

  • Athlete's shoulder: Dynamic open MRI evaluation of "peel-back" SLAP lesions of the shoulder.
  • Elbow MCL: Biomechanical comparison of two techniques for 
    reconstruction of the elbow MCL with palmaris autograft.
  • Athlete's knee articular cartilage: Investigation of articular 
    cartilage replacement techniques
  • Scaphoid fractures: CT and arthroscopic study of effect of pronation- supination on scaphoid fractures. Also investigating placement of 
    percutaneous screw fixation of screw.
  • Elbow arthroscopy: Arthroscopy lab set up in Anatomy building (both wrist and elbow). Looking at lateral ligament complex of the elbow and its role in stability.
  • Rotator cuff: Rabbit study in which massive rotator cuff tears are simulated and grafted with either fascia lata alone, or fascia lata with a deltoid flap procedure. Histological and Biomechanical analysis of specimens at 3 and 6 months post-operatively.