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Dr. James Shaw MD

Dr. James Shaw MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

(713) 486-7500


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.

Physician Details

Medical Education
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Science Center at Houston, 2013
Internships & Residency
University of Texas at Houston - Dept of Orthopedic Surgery, 2018
Hospital for Special Surgery - Orthopedic Spine, 2019
Cities Served
Alief, Barker, Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston


ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp