James Bowers, MD
James Bowers, MD

Joint Replacement

Board Certified American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Triangle Region

Triangle Surgery Center
North Carolina Specialty Hospital

Dr. James Bowers abides by a medical philosophy of “Life is motion, motion is life.” As a board-certified surgeon for the EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region Joint Replacement Team, Dr. Bowers always looks for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of his patients. This means utilizing his extensive knowledge in advanced joint replacement surgery techniques to restore patients to their active lifestyles.

Dr. Bowers makes patient-centered care a priority, clearly communicating to every patient how a procedure will be performed and what to expect afterward.

Education and Expertise

Dr. Bowers began his medical school education at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Upon graduation, he completed a residency through Duke University Medical Center in Orthopedics. He continued his training by completing a Fellowship in Orthopedic Research from Duke University Medical Center.

Board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Bowers is a fellow member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and an active fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

As part of Dr. Bowers’ extensive education, skills, and background, he is able to address a number of orthopedic conditions and injuries, which include:

  • Hip pain
  • Hip arthritis
  • Knee arthritis
  • Meniscus tear
  • Shoulder pain

Dr. Bowers specializes in total joint replacements of the knee, hip, and shoulder, helping to alleviate joint pain and restore range of motion. He performs custom total knee replacements and direct anterior approach to hip replacements. Examples of treatments and services provided by Dr. Bowers include:

Dr. Bowers spends his personal time enjoying athletics, especially soccer, swimming, and triathlons. He completed the Wisconsin Ironman in 2008 and 2012. He also enjoys reading and learning 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 a consultation with Dr. Bowers now. Or, call us at 919-220-5255 any time to speak with an EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region team member.

A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.