Vail-Summit Orthopaedics hires a new spine surgeon
Ryan Summerlin July 29, 2014
EDWARDS — Vail-Summit Orthopaedics announced it’s hiring of Dr. James Perry, a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon. He will officially begin work on Aug. 25.
Perry, who grew up and did his medical schooling in Pennsylvania, just completed his fellowship training at the University of Colorado. Perry distinguished himself in his medical training, being selected as chief resident and earning the prestigious Bob Green Award for obtaining the highest score on the orthopedic certification examination in the nation in 2013.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Perry join our team,” said Vail-Summit Orthopaedics CEO Chip Webb. “We found his expertise working on complicated spine cases and firsthand knowledge of advanced spine care techniques extremely attractive. He’s the right fit for our practice.”
AN EXCITING FIELD
Perry said spine care is a really exciting field right now.
“Over the past 20 to 30 years, there have been so many advancements with the technology used during spine procedures,” Perry said. “Whether it’s through the use of minimally invasive techniques or a more traditional approach, the tools we are using have improved dramatically, allowing us to approach the spine with more accuracy and precision than ever before.”
Perry said a torn meniscus from a high school wrestling injury was what originally attracted him to orthopedic care. When asked why he chose such a difficult profession, Perry said: “It’s not a question of having the courage to take the challenge on. When you are well trained and proficient, it’s just a matter of being honest with your patients about the risks and rewards.
Perry said that his philosophy is to always consider conservative care first and to treat patients as if they’re a member of his own family.
Perry, who married his high school sweetheart, is an avid outdoorsman and athlete. He and his wife are looking forward to their new life in the mountains.
Visit www.vsortho.com for more information on Vail-Summit Orthopaedics.