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dr james maher, orthopedic surgeon rhode islandJames O. Maher III, MD

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon
Assistant Clinical Professor

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James O. Maher III, MD

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon
Assistant Clinical Professor


James O Maher III, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University. He is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr Maher specializes in the treatment of student, recreational and professional athletes. His comprehensive approach to treatment includes medication, activity modification, physical therapy or surgery. Dr. Maher uses the arthroscope to do minimally invasive surgery of shoulders, knees and ankles.

A graduate of New York Medical College, Dr. Maher also completed his orthopedic residency at the same institution. Dr. Maher spent four years with the US Navy, stationed in Newport, where he was the team physician for the Naval Academy Preparatory School.

Dr Maher works with professional tennis players as the chief tournament physician for the ATP World Tour at the Tennis Hall of Fame. He treats professional sailors as an orthopedic consultant for the Volvo Ocean Race. He is also the team physician for Salve Regina University and the Newport Gulls Collegiate Baseball Team.

Dr. Maher is a member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.


345 Valley Rd.
Middletown, RI 02842

Professional Affiliations:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University
  • Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons in both Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.
  • Member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and National Athletic Trainers Association

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Anita is a board certified pediatric and family nurse practitioner. She specializes in the treatment of orthopedic and sports related injuries in children, adolescents, and adults. Anita graduated summa cum laude from Rhode Island College where she was captain of the gymnastics team and achieved All-American honors. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing from MGH Institute of Health Professions and was elected into the honor society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. She also holds a Master of Science in physical education and maintains certification as an athletic trainer. Anita is a member of the National Athletics Trainer’s Association and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

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