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Board Certification
Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery 2000
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 2003
Undergraduate Education
Duke University, Durham, NC
-BSE Biomedical Engineering
Medical School
University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX,
-M.D.
Internship
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
-General Surgery
Residency
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
-Research Resident, Department of Orthopedics
Fellowships
University of Washington, Seattle WA - Acting Instructor (Fellow) Foot and Ankle Service, Harborview Medical Center
Appointments
Center for Specialty Surgery
Providence St. Vincent Hospital
Honors and Awards
National Merit Scholarship
Sun Oil Company Magnum cum laude graduate Medical School Alumni Scholarship

James S. Davitt, M.D.

With an engineering background that is part of his approach to and his enjoyment of orthopedics, Dr. James Davitt treats a variety of orthopedic issues and sports injuries. “I love working with my hands,” he says. “And I’ve always tried to treat not only symptoms, but the root cause. I enjoy communicating the process and potential solutions with patients.”

Dr. Davitt graduated from Duke University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering before attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his residency at the University of Utah and went on to complete a one-year fellowship in foot and ankle reconstruction at the University of Washington’s Harborview Medical Center. He has expertise and a special interest in the evolving field of ankle replacement as well as ankle and knee reconstruction and sports injuries.

When he is not at work, he enjoys snowboarding and hiking with his family and coaching his two sons in a wide variety of sports.

More About James Davitt

Favorite movie: Raising Arizona
Favorite book: Patriot Games.
Why I live in Portland: The beach, the mountain, the city – it’s all here.
What I do to relax: Woodworking.
My favorite sports moment: Duke 104, Kentucky 103 in college basketball’s 1992 East Regional Final.
The worst injury I ever suffered: A sacral fracture while snowboarding in Utah.
When I’m not at work: I’m probably goofing around with my kids.
Best music to work out to: Whatever my wife has on the Ipod.
I’d be lost without: My wife Karen and family.
Best advice I ever got: If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right. – My dad.

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