Dr. James C. Walter specializes in arthroscopy and the treatment of sports-related injuries. He is committed to the highest quality of care for all athletes ranging from youth to professional. Dr. Walter is Subspecialty Board Certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
A native of Oklahoma, Dr. Walter attended Stanford University. In 1991 he earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences and graduated with Distinction. Dr. Walter received his medical degree from Washington University School in St. Louis. Dr. Walter completed an orthopedic residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. Following his residency, Dr. Walter was awarded a prestigious surgical fellowship in sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. He trained with Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Bill Clancy. During his time there, Dr. Walter assisted in team care of the University of West Alabama and the Birmingham Barons. He also assisted in the care of college and professional athletes from around the country and world.
Joining Texas Orthopaedic Associates in 2001, Dr. Walter currently serves as Medical Director of FC Dallas, Orthopaedic Team Physician for Allen High School and Little Elm High School, and Orthopaedic Consultant to the Prestonwood Christian Academy and Creekview High School. He is known for his expertise in shoulder and elbow injuries of the throwing athlete as well as arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee, shoulder and elbow.
“I have been seeing Dr Walter for about 2 years. He first treated a fractured shoulder and now attends to an osteoarthritis knee prior to knee replacement. I inherited arthritis from my dad but also it was degenerated due to my past career as a tennis player and pro. He is congenial, thorough, asks questions and gives me treatment choices. He is really good giving injections, a rather common experience for me after my years in sports with various injuries. I highly recommend Dr Walters.”