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James N. Robinson, MD


Primary Sports Medicine
Dr. Robinson headshot

James N. Robinson, MD

Primary Sports Medicine

Dr. James Robinson focuses his expertise in the subspecialty of primary sports medicine. Through his career, Dr. Robinson has experience caring for athletes of all levels, from the high school, college, and professional level, as well as recreational athletes and weekend warriors. He routinely uses musculoskeletal ultrasound in his practice and performs ultrasound-guided injections and platelet-rich-plasma injections.

Dr. Robinson completed his undergraduate training at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama where he played tennis and coached high school volleyball. He received his medical degree from University of Alabama Birmingham and proceeded to complete a Family Medicine Residency at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend, IN. During medical school and residency, Dr. Robinson was first introduced to sports medicine, which was a natural fit due to his lifelong involvement in sports. He completed his fellowship at ASMI/Andrews Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama where he was trained in the care of the overhead athlete and worked with doctors at the University of Alabama, minor league baseball, as well as numerous other teams. After fellowship, Dr. Robinson practiced both family medicine and sports medicine in rural Alabama and served as the team physician for the University of West Alabama. Prior to joining HSS, Dr. Robinson has been working at Campbell Clinic Orthopedics in Memphis, TN where he worked with University of Memphis, Christian Brothers University, Memphis Grizzles and Hustle, Memphis 901 FC USL Soccer, and Memphis Redbirds AAA baseball.

Dr. Robinson grew up in Gulf Shores, Alabama. He is a runner and enjoys helping getting people back to running as healthy and pain-free as possible. He also enjoys playing golf and tennis, and spending time with his lab, Fiona. Dr. Robinson has spent most of his life in the South, but is excited to join HSS and take advantage of opportunities the city has to offer.

Patient Stories

Appointments

Assistant Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery

Departments

Special Expertise

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

Procedures

Ultrasound-guided injections
PRP

Affiliations

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)

Languages

English

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.

Education

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

Internship

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

Residency

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

Fellowship

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

Certification

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.