James E. Stanislaw, MD, FAAOS
James E. Stanislaw, MD, FAAOS

General Orthopedics

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Foothills Region

Granite Falls

Dr. Stanislaw graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, where he was Phi Betta Kappa and president of the premedical honor society. He earned his medical degree at the Yale University School of Medicine. His passion for orthopedic surgery led to an internship and orthopedic surgical residency at the University Hospitals of Cleveland Metrohealth Trauma Center and Wade Park VA at Case Western Reserve University.

He served as Chief of Surgery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital and is a founding member of Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists, which is now EmergeOrtho.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, board certified and twice recertified in Orthopedic Surgery. He’s dedicated to bringing the latest proven advances and highest possible success rates in joint replacements, hand surgery, sports medicine, and arthroscopic surgery to his patients

His areas of interest include minimally invasive surgery, hand and upper extremity surgery, partial and total joint replacement, and arthroscopic reconstruction of the upper and lower extremities.

Dr. Stanislaw says, “My goal is to offer the very finest and technologically advanced surgical care, as well as attention to the smallest detail. I offer a clear explanation and a concise plan to fit the needs of my patients.”

“I am blessed by God to have a beautiful family of my children Gwyneth, Phoebe, Lilly, and Griffin. They are number one in my heart and understood from a very tender age that they are loved and that their Dad always wants to be with them whether it is school lunch time, a movie, soccer, dance, karaoke, swimming, cheerleading, skiing, boating, wrestling, a phone call, or just goofing around. I enjoy helping my children navigate life and enjoy being a support to them as they pursue their dreams. My children have seen their Dad working out in the gym and boxing, driving a race car, skiing down a mountain, playing the drums in a band, and going to church. Life is a balance, and I always remind them to be courageous and kind and enjoy the journey.”

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  • Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
  • Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • Metrohealth Trauma Center
  • Wade Park VA at Case Western Reserve University


  • Board Certified in Orthopedics


  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Everything with Dr. Stanislaw was superior as it always has been. I’m 26 years old and have seen Dr. Stanislaw my whole life, as well as my entire family of 7. I travel the US for work but always come back home to Dr. Stanislaw if I have an Orthopedic issue. Superior rating.

Forrest B


The staff was delightful and thorough. Dr. Stanislaw was informative and gave me the choice of how I wanted to proceed with treatment. Instead of saying this is what we’re going to do. Thank you for making my visit a pleasant one.

Gloria H


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.