Our Team

William Maloney, MD

Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Maloney is the Elsbach-Richards Professor of Surgery and became Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2004. He specializes in orthopaedic surgery with a subspecialty in joint replacement surgery. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Maloney graduated from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York in 1983 and completed a Stanford internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery in 1988.  He subsequently completed a Harvard research fellowship in reconstructive hip surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1989, practiced orthopedics at Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

Prior to returning to Stanford Dr. Maloney was also Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University, and served as chief-of-service and head of joint replacement surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. His current research focuses on cartilage regeneration for patients with cartilage defects or early osteoarthritis.

Dr. Maloney has been recognized nationally and internationally for his contributions to improving the understanding of the failure of surgical joint replacement. The Hip Society has recognized Dr. Maloney several times for his research in the area of joint replacement, and he has been a Visiting Professor at various universities and teaching institutions across the United States and Asia.  

Stuart Goodman, MD, PhD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Goodman specializes in Orthopaedic Surgery and has a special interest in arthritis surgery of the lower extremity as well as joint replacement and revision joint replacement of the hip and knee.

Prior to joining Stanford in 1985, Dr. Goodman graduated from the University of Toronto in 1978, and completed his residency there in 1984. He then completed a fellowship in at Wellesley Hospital and Sunnybrook Medical Center in Toronto, Canada.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Fellow at the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada.

As an academic orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Goodman has been the author of numerous medical journal and orthopaedic textbook articles. His interests center on adult reconstructive surgery, including total joint replacement.

He sees patients and conducts research, and his current research focuses on total joint replacement, osteoarthritis, how bone interfaces with orthopaedic implants and biomaterials, and how mechanical stimulation effects mesenchymal tissue differentiation.

James Huddleston, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Huddleston was recruited as an orthopaedic surgery specialist to Stanford in 2005 following a fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital on the Adult Reconstruction Service and in the Harris Biomechanics & Biomaterials and Total Joint Outcomes Laboratory. 

He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1999.  After medical school he completed an internship in general surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a residency in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. He graduated from Yale University in 1994.

Dr. Huddleston specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery.  He offers patients a wide array of medical and surgical treatments for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, failed total hip and knee replacements, osteonecrosis, periprosthetic fractures, infected joint replacements, fractures, and hip dysplasia. 

He has a special clinical interest in minimally-invasive surgical techniques, partial joint replacements, alternative bearing surfaces, computer-assisted surgery, surface replacements, and revision hip and knee replacements.

Steven Woolson, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Woolson specializes in orthopaedic surgery, with an emphasis on total joint replacement. He has practiced medicine at Stanford for over 22 years, and has been an attending surgeon in the Stanford University Joint Replacement Fellowship Program since 1992.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a member of both the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and The Hip Society.

Dr. Woolson graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor in 1970 and finished his orthopaedic residency at the University of Michigan Hospitals in 1975. He finished a Harvard University fellowship in hip replacement surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1982.

Dr. Woolson has published over 64 journal articles and book chapters, and is a reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the Journal of Arthroplasty, and Clinical Orthopaedics.

He is active in ongoing clinical research projects relating to total hip and knee replacement. His special research interests include leg length equalization, prevention of deep venous thrombosis, blood conservation, practical methods of improving results of hip and knee replacement, and ethical implications of minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery.

Nicholas Giori, MD, PhD

Dr. Giori is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in treating hip and knee arthritis, including complex hip and knee replacement surgery and revision hip and knee replacement surgery.  He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

Dr. Giori joined the Stanford Orthopaedic Surgery department in 2000 after completing a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Stanford University and a fellowship in joint replacement surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  Dr. Giori also earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 1994.

In addition to maintaining a clinical and surgical practice, Dr. Giori has an active interest in advancing orthopaedic science in joint replacement and arthritis care. He has been awarded federal grants to investigate the biomechanics of osteoarthritis, to evaluate novel treatments for osteoarthritis, and to understand risk factors associated with complications following joint replacement surgery. He has also contributed to the field with research in areas such as computer-assisted surgery and postoperative pain management.

Matthew D. Miller, MD

Dr. Miller is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee reconstruction. He received his undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Stanford University, before graduating Cum Laude from Boston University Medical School in 2004. He completed his internship and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His fellowship at Rush University in Chicago focused on minimally invasive joint reconstruction, rapid rehabilitation, and complex revision joint replacement surgery.

After fellowship, Dr. Miller was recruited to open a new orthopaedic subspecialty clinic in the south bay. This extension of Stanford Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine offers comprehensive orthopaedic care to the local and regional community. Dr. Miller provides patients accelerated recovery after partial knee replacement, total knee and total hip replacement surgery using minimally invasive surgical techniques, multimodal pain management strategies and rapid rehabilitation protocols.

He also has a special clinical interest in the medical and surgical treatment of infected joint replacements, periprosthetic fracture care, and reconstruction of failed total hip and knee reconstructions.

Dr. Miller's research interests include clinical outcomes of joint reconstruction, novel surgical techniques, and instrument and implant development. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedics, and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR).

Jesse Smith, PA

Physcian Assistant

Vanessa Naval, NP

Nurse Practitioner



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