By Shelley Farrington Lincoln News • May 11, 2023
KATAHDIN REGION – Millinocket Regional Hospital officials announce long-term, orthopedic coverage for the region.
MRH Surgical and Physicians Practices Manager Greg Marter, RN, RRT said Dr. James Joseph is now accepting patients.
Dr. Joseph is a Board Certified Orthopedic surgeon with a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction who has completed over 500 procedures in the past two years,” Marter said. “We are very fortunate to have someone of Dr. Joseph’s capabilities and experience.”
According to information provided by Joseph, he received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Fordham University, followed by a master’s degree in Pharmacology from New York Medical College. He then completed his medical degree at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
After medical school, he completed an internship in General Surgery at Saint Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan and a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Stony Brook University Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship in complex hip and knee reconstruction at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.
Dr. Joseph sees and treats adults with musculoskeletal disorders of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle. He specializes in arthritis and joint replacement surgery, including primary and revision hip and knee replacement. He also offers arthroscopic knee surgery for meniscus tears, operative and nonoperative fracture care, and a variety of other orthopedic procedures.
He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
Dr. Joseph believes in tailoring treatment to the individual patient, working together to try available nonsurgical options first before making the joint decision to proceed to surgery if needed.
Dr. Joseph was born and raised in the New York City metro area where he currently lives with his wife Laura, an Infectious Diseases doctor, and their cat Meatball who is not a physician. In his free time he enjoys travel, fitness and exercise, and all things automotive. He is excited to come to MRH and appreciates its patient-centered and family-like atmosphere and is looking forward to providing excellent, comprehensive care to the Katahdin region.