Dr. William C. Meyers

Abdominal/Groin 'Core Surgeon', Vincera Institute, Philadelphia, USA

Surgical management in athletic groin pain

Dr. William C. Meyers has dedicated more than 30 years pioneering the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of core muscle injuries (formerly known as athletic pubalgia and “never rightfully called sports hernia”).

In 2013, he founded the Vincera Institute, which joined 7 different academic institutions in the study and care of hip and groin injuries.

Dr. Meyers is probably the leading authority on the awareness that the whole core, inclusive of the hip joint, deserves a specialty status in medicine.

Trained in thoracic, vascular and general surgery, Professor Meyers is a Harvard graduate and spent 21 years at Duke University where he headed general, liver, biliary, pancreatic and minimally invasive surgery.

There, he had the largest liver surgery practice in the USA for many years, wrote the first peer-reviewed paper on laparoscopic cholecystectomy and established many other surgical procedures.

He founded the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, authored over 300 publications, and had continuous RO1 and VA Merit Review funding in basic physiology.

“As a hobby”, he helped cover the Duke University sports teams and US Soccer Teams, which triggered him to figure out, in the fresh cadaver lab, much of the true functional anatomy of the pelvis. In Philadelphia, he helped lead two medical schools to come out of bankruptcy and helped create Drexel University College of Medicine.

He obtained an MBA from Wharton in 2003 and maintains Professorships at Duke, Jefferson and Drexel Universities.

He has authored/edited several books, including his most recent: Introducing the Core - Demystifying the Body of an Athlete, (Slack, Inc, 2019 available on amazon.com and healio.com), in which he illustrates some of the fascinating discoveries within the core, beginning with Archimedes jumping out of the bathtub.

12:15 - 12:45

Sunday ~ 15th Nov ~ DAY 2 Session 5: Athletic Hip / Groin

Surgical management in athletic groin pain

“Core Surgeon”, Vincera Institute, Philadelphia, USA