James Ames, MD, MS
Dr. Ames graduated from Harvard in 1995 where he earned a degree in American History. After college he worked as a math teacher at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale, Colorado, and as a business manager and backcountry guide in Edwards, Colorado. He returned east and completed his medical school (2004) and orthopedic residency (2010) at Dartmouth. During residency he completed a masters at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (2008). He completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Steadman-Philippon Research Institute in Vail, CO (2011). His practice includes sports medicine and hip, shoulder and knee arthroscopy.
He is an active member of the US Ski and Snowboard Physician Pool (national governing body of Olympic skiing and snowboarding). He is also a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He and his wife Beth have three boys (Sam, Ben and Andrew) all of whom are avid Dartmouth College sports fans and outdoor enthusiasts.