James was awarded his medical degree by the University of Melbourne in 1992, and completed his internship at Royal Melbourne Hospital. His Orthopaedic training was also in Melbourne, working across a range of hospitals in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. He completed his Orthopaedic surgery specialty training in 2002, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He then travelled overseas to gain further subspecialty training in Hip and Knee surgery at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Bristol. He completed his time overseas as a Locum Consultant at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. Since his return at the end of 2003 he has set up a practice in hip and knee surgery with a special interest in joint replacement. James is currently the Director of Orthopaedics at St Vincent's Public Hospital, where he administers a unit of 18 orthopaedic surgeons. He enjoys teaching orthopaedic surgical trainees. He has been an Assistant Deputy Director of the AOA National Joint Replacement Registry for the last 7 years.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Freemasons Albert Street

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Orthopaedics Sports Arthroplasty

Suite 5.1, Level 5 124 Grey st
East Melbourne VIC 3002

Consulting Location

Mitcham Private Hospital

Consulting Suites 23 Doncaster East Road
Mitcham VIC 3132

Consulting Location

262 Mountain Highway
Wantirna VIC 3152

Special interests

  • Primary and Revision Hip Replacement
  • Primary and Revision Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy and ACL reconstruction
  • Hip Arthroscopy and gluteal tendon repair

Education and training

  • Registrar Training SVHM
  • Medical Student Training SVHM


  • Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry


  • MBBS
  • B Med Sci

Professional Associations

  • RACS
  • AOA
  • ASA
The Institute encompasses orthopaedics, sports and exercise medicine and rheumatology.