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James N. Robinson, MD

Primary Sports Medicine
Dr. Robinson headshot

James N. Robinson, MD

Primary Sports Medicine

Dr. James Robinson is a fellowship-trained, board certified sports medicine physician. His primary focus is treating sports injuries in athletes of all abilities, from those at the high school, college, and professional level to recreational athletes and weekend warriors. He routinely uses the most advanced techniques for diagnosis and treatment including musculoskeletal ultrasound and performs ultrasound-guided and platelet-rich-plasma injections.

Dr. Robinson received his medical degree from The University of Alabama at Birmingham and proceeded to complete a Family Medicine Residency at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend, Indiana. He continued with a fellowship at ASMI/Andrews Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama, where he trained in the care of the overhead athlete and collaborated with team physicians at the University of Alabama, minor league baseball, as well as numerous local teams.

Dr. Robinson practiced both family medicine and sports medicine in rural Alabama and served as the team physician for the University of West Alabama. Dr. Robinson also helped care for athletes at the University of Memphis and Christian Brothers University, as well as on the Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) and Hustle (NBA G League), Memphis 901 FC USL Soccer, and Memphis Redbirds AAA baseball.

Dr. Robinson is a lifelong athlete and runner and enjoys helping others be healthy and pain-free.

Patient Stories


Assistant Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery


Special Expertise

Running medicine
Overhead throwing injury
Nonsurgical sports injuries
Ultrasound-guided injections


Ultrasound-guided injections


American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)



Insurance Information

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of January 17, 2020, Dr. Robinson reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

Dr. Robinson in the News


University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, 2008


University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, 2008


Family Medicine, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center South Bend, IN 2011


American Sports Medicine Institute/Andrews Sports Medicine, Birmingham, AL, 2012


American Board of Family Practice with CAQ in Primary Care Sports Medicine

State Licensure

Selected Books by Dr. Robinson

2009 Robinson, James, Gordon Givan, and Stephen Simons "Stress Fractures: Navicular, Metatarsal." The 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins. 2010.

Selected Presentations

2019 AMSSM Annual Meeting Case Presentation Panelist

2012 Robinson, James and Tracy Ray. An Unusual Cause of Leg Pain in a Triathlete. Poster Presentation at AMSSM Annual Meeting 2012; Atlanta, GA

2011 Sports Medicine Update. Lecture at the Mid-Winter Meeting of the Alabama Academy of Family Physicians. December 3, 2011. Birmingham, AL

2011 Robinson, James and Stephen Simons. Medical Coverage of High School Athletics in Indiana. Presented at SJRMC Research Day

2010 Robinson, James and Stephen Simons. Football Player with Reactivation of Right Hip Pain. Poster Presentation at AMSSM Annual Meeting 2010; Cancun, Mexico.