Dr. James Bowers

With a medical philosophy that centers upon “Life is motion, motion is life,” Dr. James Bowers is dedicated to helping his patients return to an active lifestyle. His expertise in joint replacement surgery enables Dr. Bowers to address a number of orthopedic problems from hip, knee, and shoulder pain to knee and hip arthritis, osteoarthritis, and meniscus tears (among other conditions).

Education and Certification

Dr. Bowers attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. After graduating, he completed his residency through Duke University Medical Center in Orthopedics. Following, Dr. Bowers’ earned a Fellowship in Orthopedic Research from Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Bowers is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is also a fellow member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Surgical Procedures and Treatment

His extensive knowledge and expertise in joint replacements enable Dr. Bowers to perform a diverse and wide range of surgical procedures, which include:

  • Anterior hip replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Joint replacement
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Meniscal repair
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Robotic surgery

Dr. Bowers’ ultimate goal is to help reduce joint pain and restore range of motion, allowing his patients to resume their daily activities.

When he is not performing surgery, Dr. Bowers enjoys athletics, especially soccer, swimming, and triathlons. He completed the Wisconsin Ironman in 2008 and 2012. He also enjoys reading and learning how to play the guitar.


  • Medical school: University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Residency: Duke University Medical Center, Orthopedic Residency
  • Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, Orthopedic Research Fellowship


  • Board Certifications: Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


  • Fellow Member, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Active Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Request an appointment with Dr. Bowers now. Or, call us at (919) 220-5255 any time to speak with an EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region team member.

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