James York, MD
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Dr. James J. York is a passionate orthopedic specialist who takes pride in his work and dedication to medical advocacy. Hailing from Schenectady, NY, Jim York moved to the bustling world of Washington D.C. where he completed his studies at Georgetown University and Georgetown University School of Medicine before pursuing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. York remains steadfast in his commitment to advocating for patients and for young health professionals. During his time at Georgetown Medical School, he was part of a group that successfully lobbied Congress for legislation to help recipients of the Health Professions Scholarship Programs, including military and public health recipients.
After serving three years in the Army, in 1988, Dr. James York entered private orthopaedic practice with Chesapeake Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine in Glen Burnie. He joined Anne Arundel Medical Group, Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Specialists in 2014. He specializes in reconstructive shoulder, knee, total joint, and cartilage transplant surgery. Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Subspecialty Certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, he is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Enjoying teaching, he has participated as an Associate Master Instructor at AANA Shoulder Surgical Courses and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. York was recognized by Annapolis Magazine as a “Top Doc” in 2011.
Dr. York has also served in various leadership roles including Associate Chair of Surgery and President of the Medical Staff at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Additionally, he has served as President of the Maryland Orthopaedic Association. As a member of the Board of Councilors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, he served as Chair of the State Legislative and Regulatory Committee. This committee initiated and coordinated State level legislative initiatives across the country.
In his personal life, Dr. York enjoys staying active and engaged in the community. He served as the team doctor for Archbishop Spalding High School for over two decades and provided game coverage, preseason physicals, and coach training seminars for youth athletic organizations, high schools, and Anne Arundel Community College. Dr. York coached youth soccer for the Severna Park Green Hornets organization for many years and earned a US Soccer Federation 'D' coaching license. In his free time, Dr. York can be found practicing martial arts - Chen Taijiquan and Chen Sword, playing golf, studying Gaelic Irish, and learning about military and medieval history.
Dr. York has two grown daughters, Kerry York Lynn and Christine Carr York and 2 grandchildren. He and his wife, Maureen Carr, live in Millersville and are avid Ravens Fans.
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