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.