James B. Cowan MD
(503) 813-2000
Mill Plain One Medical Office
203 SE Park Plaza Dr Suite 140
Vancouver, WA 98684

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I was born in Buffalo, New York, and have subsequently lived in Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, California, and Oregon. After college, while working as a management consultant, I decided to change career paths to become a physician

About my practice

I became an orthopedic surgeon to help patients overcome injury, return to activity, and improve their quality of life. Having completed subspecialty training in sports medicine, my practice focuses on the arthroscopic treatment of acute and chronic conditions of the knee, shoulder, hip, and elbow. While some injuries or conditions may be treated with a non-operative multidisciplinary approach, others require surgery. I strive to educate patients about all of their treatment options and help them navigate through this complex decision-making process to choose a treatment that best fits their goals, expectations, and lifestyle.

How I thrive

In our spare time, my wife and I enjoy running, cooking, hiking, playing tennis, and traveling internationally. I

Medical School ?

Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston MA

Medical Training ?

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Stanford University
Redwood City CA

Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor MI

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