James D. Crowther, M.D.

James D. Crowther joined The Bone and Joint Surgery Clinic in 2005. He was born and raised in Oil City, Pennsylvania. Dr. Crowther spent four years on active duty in the military upon completion of his residency at Chapel Hill. He served for the United States Navy and was stationed at the Groton Submarine Base in Connecticut. There he was a Lt. Commander who provided orthopaedic services for both the Navy personnel and the United States Coast Guard Academy, where he was also the team physician for the athletic department. Dr. Crowther spent time in the Middle East during Operation Enduring Freedom, supporting the active duty servicemen in Bahrain. Here in North Carolina, Dr. Crowther has participated in COAN which assists orthopaedists in Nicaragua and hopes to become more involved in the future. He has competed in numerous triathlons and marathons, including the Boston Marathon. He is an avid cyclist, completing the Assault on Mount Mitchell in Western N.C. and yearly rides with a local team in the New Bern MS 150. Dr. Crowther is currently the Team Physician for Cary Invasion, a semi-pro basketball team in Cary, N.C. He also assists with Ravenscroft High School. He is a Board Certified in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. His primary interests lie in management of shoulder and knee related injuries, with a focus on arthroscopic techniques. His interests and practice also cover general orthopaedic services, including fracture care, adult reconstruction, joint replacement, arthroscopy and sports medicine.

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate School: Pennsylvania State University
  • Medical School: Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine
  • Internship: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UNC Hospital
  • Residency: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UNC Hospital
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Board Certification: Sports Medicine (through ABOS)
  • Special Interests: Shoulder and knee related injuries and arthroscopic surgery
  • Specialty Procedure: Knee and shoulder arthroscopy

Professional Organizations

  • Diplomat, America Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, North Carolina Medical Society
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America

Additional Information

  • Patients are seen by Dr. Crowther in our Raleigh Bone and Joint Surgery Clinic office as well as our satellite orthopaedic clinic at  A+ Urgent Care & Sports Medicine, 127 East Main St., Youngsville, NC.  Call (919) 872-5296 to schedule your appointment.

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