We will be closed on November 28th and 29th for Thanksgiving. We will reopen December 2nd at regular business hours. If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.
We will be closed on November 29th for Thanksgiving. We will reopen December 2nd at regular business hours. If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.
We will be closing at 12:00pm on December 24st, 2018 for Christmas Eve. We will reopen December 26 at regular business hours. If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.
We will be closed on December 25th, 2018 for Christmas Day. We will reopen tomorrow at regular business hours. If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.
We will be closing at 12:00pm on December 31st, 2019 for New Years Eve. We will reopen January 2nd at regular business hours. If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.
We will be closed January 1st, 2020 for New Years Day. We will reopen January 2nd at regular business hours. If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.
We will be closed on July 4th, 2019 for Independence Day. We will reopen Monday at regular business hours. If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.

James O. Maher III, MD

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

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon
Assistant Clinical Professor

Appointment Information:

Patient Appointments, Surgical Scheduling & Administration
Call: 401-849-6868

Fax: 401-270-0376


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


AAOS Record of Disclosures

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

Patient Reviews

Dr. James Maher Comments Would Recommend
Extremely professional and kind. Also has a good sense of humor. 100%
Secretary was excellent also! 100%
Very pleased with the nurse who assisted me.She was pleasant and caring. 100%
My doctor's visit was perfect, however making an appointment was impossible. I had to go to the practice in person. I have already spoken with Dr Maher, his office manager and a UO manager about the issue. 100%
He’s the best! 100%

I'm disappointed that as big and prestigious an organization as Universiry Orthopedics is that there is no mobil IOS app available to
allow easy management of my care with this organization. If such exists, I'm unaware of it.


Dr Maher & the staff at University Orthopedics, provide top tier care & guidance every time I visit. From the front desk staff, to Diane
Jones, in Physical Therapy, I'm more than satisfied with the career they provide.

Doctor Maher is very courteous and respectful with a great sense of humor. I “enjoy” my visits and find his staff to be very helpful,
pleasant, and expedient.
Dr. Maher provides excellent care. My husband and I have both seen him several times and would highly recommend him. However, I was
very frustrated with the administrative process. I was sent a link to the portal prior to my appointment to fill out numerous forms, which I
did, but then had to repeat every single detail to the nurse when I arrived. Apparently the responses on the portal are not transferred to
the doctor's office. If that's the case, then patients should not be instructed to waste their time completing the questionnaires on the
portal. I understand that the nurse needs to verify certain critical items like medications, allergies, etc., but patients should not have to
answer all the other questions that were already entered into the portal.
Dr Maher is the best! 100%
Extremely professional and knowledgeable. 100%
One of the first time I have been to a Specialist where I was taken immediately. They made the paper work so easy compare to some
offices. After I had gave the front desk all the information. They ask me to be seated. Less than 5 minutes they called me. I was question
my issues and I was right off to X‐rays. Xray tech was really great. Explained in detail and great personality. Return room and Dr Maher
was there within 5 minutes. Great personality and in detail. I felt very comfortable with everything. I have a MRI yet to do. But, I definitely
would recommend University Orthopedic and Dr Maher.
Professional, smart and very kind. He's everything I want in a orthopedic surgeon! 100%

12 weeks post op with new issues. Swelling pain and no answers but most concerning. No call to follow up on bloodwork results
and no plan of action. I think further tests and possible second opinion is warranted

The Dr. is the Best!!! 100%

Excellent orthopedist and great person. Has always made me feel at ease, never condescending, never have I felt rushed with any
concern. He has operated on me twice. I have complete confidence in Dr. Maher.


I am a disciple of University Orthopedics, having been either a patient or father of a patient for over twenty five years, Dr. Maher is an
excellent Physician and has excellent communication skills.

He gave a clear explanation and offered follow up advice. 100%
I had asked for an appt to discuss wrists and knees. When I arrived I was told I could only discuss one thing: knees OR wrists, not both.
This requires another appt, another copay, and lost time. It’s asinine and it drives up health care costs for no reason. It also shows lack of
respect for my time.
The waiting area seemed barren‐ nothing on the walls‐ a door was open to another room that looked like it was being packed up. 90%
Easy to understand diagnosis. 100%
Everyone was compassionate and attentive to my needs. 100%
Very professional staff 100%
Dr. Maher abd all the staff are great!!! 100%

Dr Maher has such respect for his patients. I feel very fortunate to be a patient. His manner is calm and reassuring. I always feel as though he is listening to me. I would recommend Dr Maher with no reservation. Thanks, Dr. Maher!

Dr. Maher was my 2nd opinion as the 1st specialist didn't even open the MRI disc I provided from Florida. Dr. Maher 1st took a XR to confirm arthritis not even thought of on the previous specialist. He was very through and explained everything. He backed all of this up by showing me the MRI and XR images. I used University Orthopedics with Dr. Lucas for back surgery which was extremely successful. Patricia was very helpful in scheduling an operation with recovery time and PT before my department to Florida for the winter January 12th. I am very happy again with University Orthopedics and have recommended my friends in the past. 100%
He is an Excellent Physician!! 100%
I would like to add that the office staff was very friendly and professional. 70%
So fortunate to have such a knowledgable doctor treating me for 3 fractures that needed careful decisions. His conservative, deliberate approach was appreciated. 100%
I have been receiving care from Doctor Maher since 1984 and he has never steered me wrong! 100%
Great Dr and staff  

I was told that the office would be contacting Newport Hospital regarding my MRI and that I would be getting a call to schedule
the procedure. It’s been a week and I have not heard anything regarding the MRI. Thanks

Dr. Maher did an excellent at relieving the anxiety that my wife was feeling and was very gentle and understanding.Dr. Maher’s entire staff was so caring and kind. Melissa, the X‐ray technician, was really outstanding and was so gentle, caring and explained everything that needed to be done. Dr. Maher is very fortunate to have Melissa on his staff. She truly outstanding. His entire staff are truly outstanding. 100%
Dr. Maher has a wonderful bedside manner. He is kind, caring and very knowledgeable. I feel very fortunate to have him as my doctor. 100%
Dr. Maher is a great doctor! He's always very pleasant no matter what time of day you come in. He listens, asks questions and follows up with proper care. I'm more than happy to be a patient of Dr. Maher and I couldn't ask for a better doctor. Highly recommend! "GREAT MAN!" 100%
I didn't have an appointment, but Dr. Maher made time to see me later in the day, because I was in a great deal of pain. 100%
Dr Maher was great but my Daughter is seeing Dr Brandon for another issue & who ever called me to get the appointment for my
daughter was soooo RUDE!! They said sorry but we are short handed and I had to call Newport Hospital to make her MRI appointment. Every time we have ever had an MRI your office would talk to them and the hospital would call me. We are a family of 5 and we ski and do lots of sports unfortunately we have had a bunch of injuries and have had to come in and if it’s going to be talking to RUDE peoples coordinating schedules I will find Another practice which is too bad b/c we love Dr. Maher & Dr Brandon!
Great Doctor 100%
Excellent doctor and care! 100%
While in an anxious state, the doctor, nurse and x‐ray technician, unfortunately I don't remember their names, made me feel comfortable
during this procedure.
I felt very confident and comfortable I was in good hands! 100%