PALM HARBOR, FL – Christopher James, M.D., adult reconstruction specialist at Orthopedic Specialists, recently earned his board certification from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
ABOS establishes standards for an orthopedic physician’s education, practice, and conduct. Certification by this prestigious organization occurs following residency or fellowship and two years of practice. Board-eligible candidates must pass rigorous written and oral examinations.
“It’s been a long road and an exciting journey,” says Dr. James, a Tampa native and second-generation physician. “I am honored to continue serving patients at Orthopedic Specialists with this high standard of assurance and recognition.”
A graduate of Jesuit High School in Tampa, Dr. James earned his undergraduate degree at Purdue University, where he was a wide receiver on the football team. He completed medical school at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies, and in select New York City area hospitals.
Dr. James completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Missouri in Columbia followed by a fellowship in hip and knee replacement surgery in Northshore University Health System in Chicago.
He has extensive training in all aspects of both operative and nonoperative orthopedics, with a special interest in adult hip and knee reconstructive surgery. He is trained in the most advanced robotic surgical technologies and uses minimally invasive approaches for knee replacements and both muscle-sparing direct anterior as well as a mini posterior hip approach.
Dr. James celebrates one year with Orthopedic Specialists on Sept. 21. Schedule appointments at 727-496-2391.
About Orthopedic Specialists:
Founded in 1985 and at its present location since 1997, Orthopedic Specialist offers on-site imaging as part of its comprehensive orthopedic care in Palm Harbor and surrounding communities. The practice’s board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons offer general and specialized care, including surgical and nonsurgical modalities.
Located at 37026 U.S. Highway 19, Palm Harbor, 34684, Orthopedic Specialists has among the lowest appointment wait times in the area and has earned more than 1,400 5-star reviews on Google.