James R. Ross, MD




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Dr. James Ross MD is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and joint preservation. His practice consists of open and arthroscopic treatment of the hip, shoulder, elbow, and knee, as well as upper and lower extremity fracture care and surgery. He also performs the latest techniques in cartilage and meniscal transplantation, in addition to joint replacement of the shoulder.

Dr. Ross was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota and grew up in the Twin Cities. After graduating with Summa Cum Laude with Honors and Highest Distinction from the University of Minnesota, Dr. Ross obtained his medical degree from the prestigious Harvard Medical School. He then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the world-renowned Washington University in St. Louis, where he trained under the tutelage of leaders in the field of orthopedic surgery. He developed his passion for sports medicine while working with the St. Louis Rams and St. Louis Blues. Dr. Ross also worked along with leaders in the field of joint preservation surgery, which also sparked his research in hip preservation.


After completing residency, Dr. Ross completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the University of Michigan, where he further honed his skill in Hip Arthroscopy. He was also team physician for many of the sports, including football, hockey, soccer, gymnastics and wrestling. After completing his fellowship, he was hired to join the faculty at the University of Michigan Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the division of Sports Medicine. He also served at the Head Team Physician for Eastern Michigan University Football and the athletic department. He currently serves as a Team Physician for the Florida Panthers (NHL), as well as Florida Atlantic University and Lynn University.

Dr. Ross has achieved national and international recognition for his clinical research. He has published numerous articles and authored several textbook chapters in the field of Orthopedic Surgery. He has presented at numerous national meetings including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and the NFL Team Physicians meeting. Dr. Ross has also presented his research internationally, and was the lead author on a paper that won the 2013 Basic Research Award at the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy in Munich, Germany. Dr. Ross has a special interest in musculoskeletal diseases of the hip and hip arthroscopy, and is conducting several research projects in combination with leading centers in hip preservation, including the Hospital for Special Surgery, the University of Michigan, Minnesota Orthopedic Sports Medicine Institute and Washington University in St. Louis. In 2014, Dr. Ross re-located his orthopedic practice in south Florida. He is excited to provide his patients with the latest cutting edge technology and scientifically proven treatment.


  • University of Minnesota
    B.S., Biochemistry and Physiology, 6/13/2003
  • Harvard Medical School
    Doctor of Medicine, 6/22/2007



  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
    Orthopedic Surgery: 7/1/2007 – 6/23/2012
    Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children’s Hospital/Shriners Hospital for Children – St. Louis
    Saint Louis, MO


  • University of Michigan, MedSport
    Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery Fellowship: 8/1/2012 – 7/31/2013
    University of Michigan Health Care System
    Ann Arbor, MI


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

  • Status: Board Certified

Hospital Privileges

  • Boca Raton Regional Hospital – March 2015 to Present
  • Broward Health Medical Center – August 2014 to Present
  • Park Creek Surgery Center – May 2015 to Present
  • Conditions Treated


    • Clavicle fractures, malunions, and nonunions
    • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint separations and reconstructions
    • Rotator cuff tears, acute and chronic
    • Shoulder impingement
    • Shoulder instability & labral tears
    • Glenoid bone loss / Latarjet procedure
    • SLAP lesions
    • Pectoralis major tendon ruptures
    • Shoulder arthritis and shoulder replacements
    • Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
    • Proximal humerus fractures
    • Shoulder arthroscopy


    • Distal biceps tendon ruptures
    • Ulnar collateral ligament injuries/Tommy John’s Surgery
    • Capitellar osteochondral defects (OCDs)
    • Elbow injuries in athletes
    • Elbow arthroscopy


    • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
    • Labral tears and labral reconstructions
    • Gluteus medius and minimus tendon tears
    • Proximal hamstrings ruptures
    • Hip arthroscopy
    • Open surgical dislocation for FAI


    • Primary & Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
    • Pediatric ACL Reconstruction with Open Growth Plates
    • Primary & Revision Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
    • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) and Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Reconstruction
    • Multiple Ligament Reconstructions
    • Knee Dislocation Management and Surgery
    • Patellar and Quadriceps Tendon Ruptures
    • Meniscus Tears and Repairs
    • Meniscus Transplantation
    • Cartilage Injury and Cartilage Replacement Surgery (OATs, Allograft, Carticel, DeNovo)
    • Patellar Instability / Dislocations
    • Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Reconstruction
    • Osteochondral defects (OCD’s)
    • Knee Realignment / Osteotomies
    • Fractures of the Patella, Femur and Tibia


    Joint Preservation: Restoration rather than Replacement

    Dr. Ross – FAU Football: Inside the Owls’ Burrow

    Dr. Ross – Hip Injuries

    Dr. Ross – Hamstring Injuries