James W. Larson, III, M.D.

Fellowship: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery, the Hughston Clinic 2009-10

Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,Department of Orthopedics 2003-2009

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Medical Doctorate 1999-2003

Undergraduate: The Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Science 1995-1999



Hospital Committees and Appointments

  • Chairman – Division of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Valley Health Sports Medicine
  • Wellness and Fitness Center Advisory Committee
  • Patient Satisfaction Committee

Faculty Appointments

  • Shenandoah University; Adjunct Clinical Faculty
  • Medical Director: Division of Athletic Training

Surgical Specializations

  • Hip Arthroscopy, Femoro-Acetabular Impingement ( FAI ) , and Labral Tear Treatment
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Patella Dislocation Treatment
  • Patellar Chondrosis

Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sport Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Virginia Orthopedic Society
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association

Dr. Larson has recently been elected as the Chairman of the Orthopedic Surgery Division here at Winchester Medical Center.  He studied Orthopedic Surgery under two of the most recent presidents of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine: Dr. Freddie Fu and Dr. Champ Baker. During his training he helped care for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pitt Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and many other professional players, high schools, and colleges.

He specializes in arthroscopic treatment of joint and ligament injuries. One of his focused specialties is treatment of chronic and repetitive kneecap dislocations. He brings many new techniques to Winchester including arthroscopic surgery on the hip, ankle, and elbow as well as standard procedures such as ACL reconstruction and rotator cuff repair.

He is the Team Physician for the Winchester Storm and was the coordinating physician for the medical team at the 2011 Babe Ruth World Series in Winchester. He is leading the local extension of the AOSSM epidemiologic study on youth pitching. He and his patient wife live with their three energetic boys in Frederick County.  He is an avid fly fisherman and ties his own flies.  He can also be found most Saturday mornings at the Freight Station Farmers’ Market.