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About Us: About Dr. Worthen

James V. Worthen, MDJames V. Worthen, MD

Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. James V. Worthen specializes in knee replacements, sports medicine, and Arthroscopic Surgery. He spent an extra year of training with Dr. James Lubowitz in Taos, New Mexico developing techniques for arthroscopic knee surgery and ligament reconstruction and cartilage research.

Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Science, Hampden-Sydney College—Hampden-Sydney, Virginia

Medical Degree

University of Alabama School of Medicine—Birmingham, Alabama

Orthopedic Surgery Residency

University of Alabama School of Medicine—Birmingham, Alabama

Sports Medicine Fellowship

Taos Orthopedic Institute—Taos, New Mexico


* Sarah F. Davis Award, UAB 2004
* Most Outstanding Senior Research Award, UAB Orthopedics 2009
* The Kurt Nieman Award, Most Outstanding UAB Orthopedic Surgery Resident 2009

Professional Affiliations

* American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
* American Academy of Sports Medicine
* Arthroscopy Association of North America
* University of Alabama House Staff Council
* Tinsley Harrison Society
* Phi Alpha Theta–National History Honor Society

Hospital Affiliations

* St. Vincent's Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama
* St. Vincent's St. Clair Hospital, Pell City, Alabama

For additional information and detail, visit Dr. Worthen’s personal website.

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