James H. Extine, D.O., is a board certified general orthopedic surgeon with special interest in total joint arthroplasty and sports medicine. As a general orthopedic surgeon his experience is vast, ranging from pediatric fracture care to complex musculoskeletal conditions affecting all ages. Dr. Extine received his undergraduate degrees with honors in Chemistry, Nuclear Medicine Technology and a minor in Military Science from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and his certification in Nuclear Medicine through Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He was the valedictorian of medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W.Va. He completed his Internship and Orthopaedic Surgical Residency as the Chief Resident at the Michigan Capital Medical Center through Michigan State University. Dr. Extine has over 20 years of experience in Orthopedic Surgery, and belongs to The American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery, American Osteopathic Association, American College of Sport Medicine, American Board of Disabilities Analysts, and American Academy of Orthopaedics. He is a senior surgical and test examiner for the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He also served as an adjunct professor for Lincoln Memorial University-Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the clinical preceptor for Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Georgia Campus) and the Georgia College and State University’s athletic training program. Dr. Extine has served as the team physician for various high schools and colleges including Georgia Military College, Georgia College and State College, and Motlow State Community College. He is married and has 5 children and one grandson. His father was career United States Army Airborne, retiring at Fort Polk, La., and his twin brother and family live in Alexandria, La. He enjoys his family, collegiate sports, history, cinema, and the great outdoors! He looks forward to being a part of this community and serving your orthopedics needs.