James O. Sanders, M.D.

James O. Sanders, M.D.

Contact Information

4901 Lac De Ville Blvd, Bldg D
Clinton Crossings Office Park
Rochester, NY 14618

100 J. Roemmelt Drive
Horseheads, NY 14845

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

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  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Sanders specializes in pediatric and adolescent orthopaedic disorders and spinal deformity, including scoliosis. His clinical practice includes scoliosis and other spinal deformities, hip, limb and foot abnormalities and neuromuscular disorders.

Dr. Sanders earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, completed his orthopaedics residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center, and a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics and scoliosis at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on treatment of pediatric orthopaedic problems. Dr. Sanders is considered a national leader in pediatric orthopaedics and has won national awards for his research and treatment methods. He is a Professor of Orthopaedics and the Chief of URMC Pediatric Orthopaedics. His research interests include spinal deformity, the relationship of growth to musculoskeletal disorders, and understanding human gait.

Awards & Honors (National)

The Arthur H. Huene Memorial Award for Excellence and Promise in Pediatric Orthopaedics | Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 2009

Awards & Honors (Local)

Best Doctors in America for Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery 2009
J. Anthony Herring Award for Outstanding Clinical Scientific Paper - Cotrel Derotation Casting for Infantile Scoliosis | Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 2008
Hibbs Award for Best Clinical Paper: Prediction of the Crankshaft Phenomenon by the Peak Growth Age | Scoliosis Research Society 1996

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)


Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


MD | Medicine | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine1986
BS | Civil Engineering | Southern Methodist University1982
BA | Chemistry | Southern Methodist University1982

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital07/01/1991 - 06/30/1992
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio07/01/1987 - 06/30/1991
Internship in Orthopaedics at University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio06/01/1986 - 09/30/1987