James Bates, MD

Dr. James Bates, MD
Dr. James Bates, MD


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
5555 Reservoir Dr
Ste 104
San Diego, CA 92120

Languages Spoken

  • English


Dr. James Bates is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement surgery and sports medicine. His focus is replacing bones, joints and cartilage that are damaged from sports, trauma or tumors. Outside the office, he enjoys spending time with family and water sports. Dr. Bates welcomes new patients.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2001

Medical Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, MD, 1990


  • Naval Medical Center San Diego, Internship-Surgery, 1991


  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1998
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