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Dr. James McGlowan Named Orthopedic Surgeon of the Year by Patient Preferred Physicians Network

Athletes & Patients From Around the World Prefer Dr. James T. McGlowan Jr., MD 
Patient Preferred Network’s 2024 
“Orthopedic Surgeon of the Year” 

By Lauren Goode

Patient Preferred Physicians & Practitioners

For his expertise and excellence in patient care, the esteemed network, Patient Preferred Physicians and Practitioners proudly named Dr. James T. McGlowan Jr., MD, a 2024 Orthopedic Surgeon of the Year representing the States of Massachusetts & New York. 

    In his 22 years of experience, Dr. McGlowan has performed 10,500 successful arthroscopic joint procedures, 3,200 reconstructive fracture procedures, and 4,000 hip, knee, and shoulder replacements. Well-known throughout his field, Dr. McGlowan has treated patients from multiple countries worldwide including Olympic-trial athletes, athletes pursuing the NFL, NBA, and WNBA, bodybuilders, fitness and bikini models, and minor league players. He has also treated over 100 Division I athletes and athletes on scholarships post-reconstructive surgery.

    Dr. McGlowan specializes in minimally invasive hip and knee replacements, orthopedics, arthroscopy (shoulder, knee, ankle, and elbow), and adolescent sports medicine. In addition, Dr. McGlowan specializes in MAKOplasty, an advanced surgical procedure developed by the MAKO Surgical Corporation for partial knee or total hip arthroplasty which uses a robotic arm called “RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System” to perform minimally invasive surgery. Dr McGlowan has been trained in the Rosa Robotic hip and knee replacements utilizing artificial intelligence.

    Recognized for his expertise year after year, Dr. James McGlowan has received several top doctor awards including Top Orthopedic Surgeon, 2024; Orthopedic Surgeon of the Year, 2024, Top 100 Registry 2024, and he has received recognition by the U.S. Elite International for his participation in the USA/Bahamas Scholarship and Athletic Convention. serving as a sports doctor consultant for the International Nonprofit.

    Dr. McGlowan has also been featured on the cover of the Top Industry Experts Magazine, published among the Top 50 Most Distinguished Professionals in Medicine, 2022; featured as a Patient Preferred Orthopedic Surgeon 2019, and Patient Preferred Orthopedic Surgeon of the Year, 2020. He was selected a Top Doctor by Top Doctor’s Magazine, and Orthopedic Surgeon of the Year, 2019; featured in the Best in Medicine Edition of Preferred Health Magazine, 2020; the “Guide to America’s Top Orthopedist,” by Consumer’s Research Council of America, 2008-2012; and named “Physician of the Year” by the Republican National Congress Committee, 2007. He was named “Top Orthopedist in Massachusetts and New York” by The Leading Physicians of the World, 2016, 2017, 2020, 2021, 2024. Dr. McGlowan was recognized by the “Leaders Across America Magazine, 2012-2013.

   Dr. McGlowan began his career in medicine in 1992 with a Medical Degree from the University of Tennessee School of Medicine, Memphis, TN. He then went on to complete his general surgery residency at New York University Medical Center, New York.  In 1994-1996, he became the Orthopaedic Surgery House Officer and Research Fellow at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, New York. Dr. McGlowan attended the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Buffalo, NY, where he completed his Orthopaedic Residency and Research Fellowship; and an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship in arthroscopy and sports medicine with the Boston Red Sox at the University of Massachusetts in 2001-2002.

   Going beyond the scope of his specialty, Dr. McGlowan is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, and a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. Member of the Arthroscopic Association of North America, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports (ISAKOS). He was also trained by the Physicians for the Buffalo Bills (NFL) and Sabres (NHL), 1997–2001.

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You have a stellar reputation as an Orthopedic Surgeon and are known for combining traditional methods with the latest technology. What is it about the technology you provide patients that puts your practice above the rest? 
The technology provided at Arthroscopy Sports Medicine & Minimally Invasive Associates to push the practice above the rest, I was able to provide the highest expertise and high-quality care in offering patients technology in combination with traditional methods of procedures. The Arthroscopy Sports Medicine & Minimally Invasive Associates extensive training with robotics surgery for joint replacements and artificial intelligence technology for enhanced perfection are the most trained and technologically advanced authors and inventors are incorporated in discussing rationale for treatment for joint replacements and minimally invasive surgery. From an arthroscopic standpoint, using and enhanced biologics in performing shoulder and knee arthroscopic operative intervention is also incorporated along with traditional methods in combination with the newest technology. Treatment options such as regenerative medicine as options are discussed with all patients and clientèle. 

Patient Preferred Physicians & Practitioners Network
Dr. James McGlowan, Patient Preferred Orthopedic Surgeon of the Year 2024

You’ve received the “Orthopedic Surgeon of the Year” award for your work. What does that title mean to you? 
Receiving orthopedic surgery of the year has been very great and distinguished honor. There are many great orthopedic doctors and to be mentioned I am among the best of the orthopedic surgeons has been a pleasure. The receive this distinguished title and highs that this confirmation for all clients and patients receiving a very highest and quality care with the highest quality and innovative techniques and technological advancements discussed and offered and incorporated in treatment algorithm. Receiving orthopedic surgeon of the year is both a privilege and honor. 

What is the most rewarding part of your job? 
The more supporting emotional rewarding part of my job is to see clients from initial consultation, nursing the patient’s condition or pathologic process, receiving a thorough history of how the condition struck in their life as along with pain and suffering and decreased ability to perform activities. During an active journey of treatment, the final day of consultation and discussion of care back to the very beginning. It is great pleasure and joy to see the faces before and after, the demeanor and expression of happiness how things have improved since beginning of treatment. It is very rewarding to hear that the patient can do things that they have not been able to do years before and express happiness. One of the most rewarding experiences was to have a patient walk in with an unstable knee due to an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear and then actually run in place at the end of treatment in the office. Another very rewarding experience was to have a patient walk in with a sever altered gait with a leg length discrepancy from severe arthroses and then having a hip replacement, coming back two weeks later and actually dancing in front of the staff in the office expressing happiness and joy. The most rewarding part of the job is that at the end of treatment for the operative or nonoperative, to see patients and clients very happy after the treatment. 

Dr. James McGlowan, Patient Preferred Orthopedic Surgeon of the Year 2024

What is your patient philosophy and approach to patient education? 
My patients are counseled opposed to patients this patient is that we treat every condition as a team and all options are offered and discussed including the most technologically advanced treatment options. All options are discussed as far as the natural history of physiologic conditions with bone, tendon and ligament injury as a pathologic process, pathogenesis, development and treatment options are thoroughly discussed for pursuing treatment options. All treatment options are discussed and efforts was made for conservative treatment prior to more advanced treatment. The patient education is very paramount as part of the practice in treatment discussions and options.

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