Philadelphia Advisory Board Member
Dr. William C. Meyers has dedicated more than 25 years to pioneering the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of core muscle injuries (also known as athletic pubalgia or sports hernia). He founded the Vincera Institute in 2013.
Dr. Meyers is the leading authority on 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 his unique experiences 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 and their relationship to the ball and socket hip joint. He has evaluated more than 15,000 patients, including professional players from the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB and MLS, as well Olympic track and field athletes, professional tennis players, golfers, and bull riders, as well as collegiate and recreational athletes.
Dr. Meyers received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, his M.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and his M.B.A from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 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 2010. He maintains professorships at Drexel and Jefferson Medical College and is a consulting professor of surgery at Duke University Medical Center.