James Burnett, M.D.

Originating from Lodi, California, Dr. James Burnett now specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at AOA Orthopedic Specialists and sits as the current Board President of the Organization.

Dr. Burnett completed Medical School in 1996 at Tulane Medical University (New Orleans), his Residency at Texas A&M University Scott & White Hospital (Temple, TX) in 2001, before serving our country as an Dr. James Burnett, Orthopedic SurgeonOrthopaedic Surgeon in the United States Navy until 2004.

Dr. Burnett sees patients at the AOA Arlington location and has been frequently featured as a “Top Doc” in Tarrant County for exemplary surgical and patient care.  As a board-certified Sports Medicine surgeon, Dr. Burnett is multi-accomplished surgeon and is currently affiliated with Baylor, Scott, and White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington.  In addition to speaking English, he also speaks Spanish.

Outside of his busy work life, Dr. Burnett enjoys relaxing at home, lifting weights, cross-training, going on vacation, and supporting his favorite football team, the Pittsburg Steelers.

Professional Experience
  • AOA Orthopedic Specialists (Arlington, TX) July 2004 – Present

  • U.S. Navy, Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon, U.S. Naval Hospital (Yokosuka, Japan) U.S. Naval Hospital (Bremerton, WA) July 2001-2004

Education
  •  Bachelor of Science – Biological Science: University of California (Davis, CA) July 1988-1992

  • Doctor of Medicine: Tulane Medical University (New Orleans, LA) July 1992- 1996

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Internship: Texas A&M University, Scott & White Hospital (Temple, TX) July 1996-1997

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Texas A&M University, Scott & White Hospital (Temple, TX) July 1997-2001

Certification & Licensure
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (July 2003)

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Orthopaedic Sports Medicine – (November 9, 2007)

  • Texas Medical License (August 1997)

Societies
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Texas State Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Tarrant County Medical Association
  • Mensa
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington – Active Privileges

Sports Team Affiliations
  •  Oakridge School – Team Physician (2005-2015)

  •  Timberview High School – Team Physician (2004-2005)

Honors & Awards
  • GW Brindley Foundation Resident Research Award (2001)
  •  Caldwell Society Award: Excellence in Study of Orthopaedics (Tulane)

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Society (eligible 1996)