James E. Dowd, MD, FAAOS

At the Jordan-Young Institute, Dr. James Dowd primarily specializes in the treatment of injuries and disorders involving the knee and hip. Dr. Dowd lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and children. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, outdoor sports, boating, and wine collecting.

Dr. Dowd is assisted by Tamaryn Parks, PA-C.


  • Undergraduate Education: University Of Notre Dame; South Bend, IN
  • Medical Degree: University Of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh, PA
  • Intership, General Surgery: University Of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh, PA
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery: University Of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh, PA
  • Research Fellowship, Adult Reconstruction Surgery: Musculoskeletal Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Fellowship, Joint Reconstruction: Anderson Orthopedic Clinic, Alexandria, VA
  • Traveling Fellowship, Joint Replacement : Several Prestigious Joint Replacement Centers Throughout Europe


  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 2001; Recertified 2012

Areas of Specialization

  • Arthritis Surgery of the Hip & Knee
  • Minimally Invasive Hip & Knee Replacement
  • Computer Assisted Hip & Knee Replacement
  • Complex Revision Joint Replacement of the Hip & Knee

Hospital Privileges

  • Sentara Leigh Hospital


  • Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
  • Chair-Joint Replacement Quality Improvement Committee, Sentara Leigh Hospital

Awards & Honors

  • Money Magazine – Total Knee Replacement Surgeon, Sunbelt Region
  • “American’s Top Surgeons” – Consumer Research Council of America
  • Coastal Living Magazine “Top Doctors” 2011-present

Professional Associations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Member, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Member, Medical Society of Virginia
  • Member, Norfolk Academy of Medicine
  • Member, Virginia Orthopedic Society