A native of Austin, Dr. James Shaw earned his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and his medical degree at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), where he also completed a residency in orthopedic surgery.
After two years as an invited trauma fellow in Santiago, Chile, and Cape Town, South Africa, Dr. Shaw finished a fellowship in orthopedic trauma surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He also completed a post-fellowship study of management of infections, nonunions and malunions, principles of circular frame fixation and bone distraction osteogenesis.
In practice since 2013, Dr. Shaw specializes in orthopedic trauma surgery with an emphasis on complex periarticular fractures and dislocations of the extremities, pelvis and acetabulum. His primary clinical interest is treating periprosthetic fractures, nonunions, malunions, deformity correction and infections.
Dr. Shaw, who is an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at McGovern Medical School, is active in research and has published textbook chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the Orthopedic Trauma Association and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Outside of his practice, Dr. Shaw takes every possible opportunity to travel around the world with his wife.