Meet Dr. James – Orthopedic Surgeon in NC

Dr. Evan James is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic.

He attended the University of Notre Dame for college, where he majored in Biology and received the Braco Award for Excellence in Cell Biology Research. Dr. James completed medical school at the University of Minnesota, and spent an additional year performing complex knee and sports medicine research at the prestigious Steadman-Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado. Dr. James then completed his surgical internship, orthopedic surgery residency, and fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, ranked the #1 orthopedic hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. During his training, Dr. James served as an assistant team physician for multiple professional and collegiate sports teams, including the New York Giants, New York Red Bulls, and Iona College.

Dr. James has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific research papers and book chapters published in top journals in orthopedic surgery, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Arthroscopy, and Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has presented research at numerous national and international meetings. As a surgical resident, he was awarded the Thomas L. Wickiewicz, MD Research Grant for research pertaining to patellofemoral instability.

Dr. James has specific clinical interests in treating ligament tears of the knee, meniscus injuries, rotator cuff tears, shoulder labrum tears and arthritis, and hip femoroacetabular impingement and labral tears. As a lifelong athlete himself, Dr. James enjoys competing in marathons and road races, as well as golfing, skiing, and hiking.  Dr. James is committed to providing the highest quality of care to patients to help them achieve and maintain an active lifestyle.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. James, please call (919) 781-5600.

Additional Information about Dr. James

Education & Certifications See Full Details
  • Medical School
    • University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Residency
    • Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Fellowship
    • Hospital for Special Surgery
Dr. James’ Team See Full Details
  • Medical Assistant — Kaitlyn
    • (919) 781-5600 Ext. 5616
  • Administrative Assistant — Brittany
    • Office: 919-863-6867
    • Fax: 919-863-6821
    • Email:
  • Surgery Coordinator — Lark
    • (919) 863-6932
  • Test Coordinator — Christina
    • (919) 863-6929

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