Dr. William R. Gallivan, M.D.

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Attending Physician, Orthopedic Surgery

Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA

Areas of expertise

Surgical Management of Diseases of Bones and Joints


Dr. Gallivan obtained his bachelor's degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and his medical degree from the Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He completed an internship in general surgery at Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA, and his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Thomas Jefferson Hospital/Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. He completed his fellowship in arthroscopy and sports medicine at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Institute, Wilmington, DE.

Since 1996, Dr. Gallivan has been in private practice in affiliation with Cottage Hospital. He is a member of several professional societies.


Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine: Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders, Phoenix, AZ
Orthopedic Surgery: Thomas Jefferson University | Hospital/Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA | Pediatric Orthopedics: Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Institute, Wilmington, DE
General Surgery: Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA
Medical Degree


Alpha Omega Alpha: Jefferson Medical College, (1986)
Chairman, Orthopedic Surgery, St. Francis Medical Center, Lynnwood, CA (1994-1996)
Chairman, Orthopedic Surgery, Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA (1996-1998)
Member: Arthroscopy Association of America
Member: Board of Directors, California Orthopedic Association (1995-2005)
Fellow: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Member: American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons


Available on request