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Education & Certifications

Education & Certifications

Board Certified

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Education

Doctor of Medicine -Indiana University School of Medicine

Internship

Orthopaedic Surgery-Indiana University Medical Center

Residency

Orthopaedic Surgery-Indiana University Medical Center

Fellowship

Sports Medicine-University of Wisconsin Hospital

Associations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Medical Association
Indiana State Medical Society
Vanderburgh Medical Society

Additional Information

Dr. James Goris is a board certified, fellowship trained, orthopaedic surgeon. He was raised in
Logansport, Indiana, and he moved to the Evansville area in 1996. He has been treating
patients at Orthopaedic Associates since August of 1996. He did his undergraduate work at
Indiana University, and joined the elite group of students allowed to advance to medical school
after only three years. Dr. Goris continued to excel and graduated Indiana University Medical
School with high honors in 1990. Post-graduation, he began a five year residency program at
Indiana University Hospitals with completion in 1995.

He undertook fellowship training in arthroscopy and sports medicine at the University of
Wisconsin. This fellowship program was an optional extra year of training, beyond residency,
that concentrated on surgical and nonsurgical management of athletic injuries, primarily
focusing on the knee and shoulder.

Surgical interests include ACL reconstruction, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy and
rotator cuff repair. Other special interests include total hip, knee and shoulder joint replacement
surgeries. Additionally, he has been performing limited incision partial knee replacements for
fifteen years. Dr. Goris has extensive surgical experience. In 2017, he performed more than 600
outpatient surgeries and over 250 joint replacements. Despite surgical expertise, Dr. Goris finds
great satisfaction in improving patients’ lives without surgery.

To diversify his knowledge, Dr. Goris was given the opportunity to work with various sports
teams including the Indianapolis Colts, Wisconsin Badgers, University of Southern Indiana
Eagles, University of Evansville Purple Aces and multiple surrounding high school teams.

Dr. Goris is happily married to his wife, Lori, and they are proud parents to five kids. Dr. Goris is
a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He also has children attending Memorial High
School where they compete in soccer and swim team. Dr. Goris enjoys spending time with his
family especially at Lake Barkley and on vacation. He also enjoys golfing, cycling, and running.


Honors

Alpha Omega Alpha
Pittman Surgical Achievement Award
Hubbard Pathology Award
Lange Book Award
Kappa Kappa Kappa Scholarship
Dean's list 1984-86
Founder's Day Award 1984-86
Sigma Nu White Star Scholarship 1985-86
John Niblack Scholarship 1984
Freshman Chemistry Award 1984

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