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Orthopedic Surgeon James Jackson, DO Joins Memorial

James JacksonMemorial Medical Group welcomes James Jackson, DO, an orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in sports medicine. He joins fellow orthopedic surgeons Jeffery Balazsy, MD, Nathan Cohen, MD, Kipp Cryar, MD, Alan Hinton, MD and Matthew McCarley, MD.

Dr. Jackson joins the Lake Charles Memorial healthcare team after recently completing his Orthopedic Sports Fellowship at Houston Methodist. During his fellowship he obtained advanced surgical training in cartilage restoration including MACI and osteochondral allografts with and without osteotomies, meniscal repair, knee ligament reconstruction, shoulder stabilization procedures including labral repair and Latarjet, elbow surgery including Tommy John and UCL repair with internal brace, total shoulder arthroplasty with 3D planning, arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs with and without patch augmentation, and other advanced arthroscopic techniques of the knee, shoulder, and elbow.

While in Houston he also had the opportunity to be a part of the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, and NASA Astronaut Corp medical team. As part of the Astros medical team, he was part of the first ever MLB combine where he assisted in the evaluation of future draft picks. He served as the head team physician for Manvel High School (Division 5A), and as assistant team physician for Rice University.

Prior to fellowship, Dr. Jackson obtained his Bachelor of Science and medical degree from the University of Florida and Nova SE University, respectively. After graduating from medical school, he completed his orthopedic residency training in Dayton, Ohio. During this time he was trained in the anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty. He also obtained a thorough trauma training in level 1 trauma facilities in Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. Upon completion of residency, he was selected as the Orthopaedic Resident of the Year by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics and American Osteopathic Foundation.

Dr. Jackson is looking forward to assisting Calcasieu Parish and its athletes to keep doing what they love through injury prevention and advanced surgical techniques. He is accepting new patients at the Memorial medical office building at 4345 Nelson Road in Lake Charles. For more information or to make an appointment call 337.494.4900 or go to