James Scott, MD

James Scott

Orthopedic Surgeon,
Georgia Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Clinic
Assistant Clinical Professor,
Emory University School of Medicine

James W. Scott, M.D., founder and president of Georgia Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Clinic, P.C., has been an orthopedic surgeon for over 25 years. He was certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 1979 and was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy in 1982. He is also an active member and past president of the Georgia Orthopedic Society.

Dr. Scott is a 1968 Cum Laude graduate of the University of Georgia. He received his medical degree in 1972 from the Medical College of Georgia where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate and Post-Graduate Studies, in the Department of Orthopedics from 1973 to 1977. Following his post graduate work, he served a six-month residency in spinal injuries and surgery at the University of Southern California and a six-month residency with Dr. Jack Hughston at the Hughston Orthopedic Clinic.

Since 1984, Dr. Scott has helped plan and implement numerous seminars for coaches, trainers, team physicians and physical therapists in order to minimize the damage resulting from injuries.

Dr. Scott is also on the Medical Advisory Board for BioMet where he works on surgical techniques and development of surgical instruments. He has also developed and patented several braces, splints, and other orthopedic devices.

Born and raised in Turner County, Dr. Scott is father of three children. He also has two grandsons. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, boating, motorcycling, and flying.