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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.

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“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.”

June 2017


Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery since 2003
Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine since 2009


5-A All-Conference Football; 1986
Valedictorian, Jenks High School, Tulsa, Oklahoma; 1987
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Fleming Scholar, Stanford University; 1987
Stanford Freshman Crew, Stanford University; 1987 – 1988
Stanford Lacrosse – Varsity – Letterman, Stanford University; 1988 – 1991
Letter of Commendation – Biology, Stanford University; 1989
President, Phi Delta Theta, Stanford University; 1990
James P. Devere Scholarship, Stanford University; 1990 – 1991
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Grant – Stanford University; 1990 – 1991
BioBridge Student Advisor, Stanford University; 1990 – 1991
Graduate with Distinction, Stanford University; 1991
Order of Omega, Stanford University; 1991
Washington University Summer Research Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri; 1992
Letter of Commendation – Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine; 1992
Top Third of Class, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri; 1995


Stanford University, Stanford, California; 1987 – 1991
Degree:  Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri; 1991 – 1995;
Degree:  Doctor of Medicine

General Surgery – University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas; 1995 – 1996

Orthopaedic Surgery – University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas; 1996 – 2000

Sports Medicine – American Sports Medicine Institute – James Andrews, M.D. and William Clancy, M.D., Birmingham, Alabama; 2000 – 2001