William C. Meyers, MD

William C. Meyers, MD

William C. Meyers, MD has dedicated 25 years to pioneering the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of core muscle injuries, formerly known as athletic pubalgia or sports hernia. Dr. Meyers led the awareness that the whole core muscle complex, inclusive with the hip joint, contributes to the injury which has advanced old terminology such as athletic pubalgia or sports hernia. Treating patients with abdominal or groin injuries stemmed from a unique experience in the 1980s with the U.S. National Soccer Team, Miami Dolphins, and various Olympic athletes. Since then, he has developed a number of variants of the surgical repair for core muscle injuries (athletic pubalgia/sports hernia) and their relationship to the ball and socket hip joint. He has evaluated over 15,000 patients, including professional players from the National Football League, National Hockey League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, Professional Tennis, Professional Golf, Professional Bull Riding, Swimming, Olympic Track and Field, collegiate and recreational athletes.

Dr. Meyers received his B.A. from Harvard University and his M.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency and fellowship at Duke University, subsequently serving 14 years as Chief for various divisions of surgery. Prior to moving to Philadelphia, Dr. Meyers was Chairman of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at University of Massachusetts-Worcester. He served as Professor, Chairman of Surgery and Senior Associate Dean at Drexel University College of Medicine from January 2001 until November of 2010. Dr. Meyers has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and has received various industry grants for research. He has authored and co-authored over 300 peer reviewed medical publications, and has authored chapters and edited texts. He also has authored two books.

In 2013, Dr. Meyers established Vincera Institute, a center dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, research and education of core injuries.

Core Muscle Injuries
Hernia & Hydrocele Repair
General Surgery

President, Vincera Core Physicians
President and Chairman, Vincera Institute
President and Chairman, Vincera Foundation
Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine
Consulting Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Jefferson Medical College

MD, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York
MBA, University of Pennsylvania/Wharton Business School, Philadelphia, PA
BA, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts – Cum Laude

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

American Gastroenterological Association Fellow
American Hepatobiliary Association Founder’s Presidential Honoree
Wharton MBA Class Valedictorian Address
University of Massachusetts McCready Award for Resident Teaching
University of Massachusetts Medical Student Golden Apple Award
University of Massachusetts McCready Award for Resident Teaching
University of Massachusetts Medical Student Golden Apple Award
Mass Medical Device Industry Annual Leadership Award
Peruvian Surgical Society Award
Yugoslavian Surgery Award
Duke University Medical Student Golden Apple Award

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society
American College of Surgeons
American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
American Liver Foundation
American Medical Association
American Pancreatic Association
American Surgical Association
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Association of Academic Surgery
David C. Sabiston Surgical Society
International Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Association
International Liver Transplant Society
International Pancreatic Association
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Philadelphia College of Surgeons
Societe Internationale de Chirurgie
Society American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery (SAGES)
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Southern Surgeons Club
Southern Surgical Association

Thompson WM, Meyers WC, Seigler HF, Rice RP: Gastrointestinal complications of renal transplantation [radiologic aspects]. Semin Roentgenol 13:319-238, 1978.
Meyers WC, Jones RS: Hyperacidity and hypergastrinemia following extensive intestinal resection. World J Surg 3:539-544, 1979.
Meyers WC, Jones RS: Effect of glucagon and insulin upon biliary lipid secretion. Am J Surg 137:7-12, 1979.
Meyers WC, Kelvin FM, Jones RS: Diagnosis and surgical treatment of colonic endometriosis. Arch Surg 114:169-175, 1979.

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