James A. Bowden, MD


Dr. Bowden retired from Elite Sports Medicine Center (Waco Bone & Joint Clinic) in June 2013 where he provided orthopaedic services to the Waco community for nearly 40 years.  He takes great pleasure in working with young athletes and helping them pull through their sports related injuries.  Dr. Bowden now provides his expertise in orthopaedics at the Baylor University Health Center for Baylor University athletes and students.


Education, Training And Research:

Graduation, Baylor University College of Medicine

General Surgery Internship, Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston, Texas

General Surgery Residency, Baylor College of Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals

Sports Medicine Fellowship, Hughston Sports Medicine Clinic – affiliate of Tulane School of Medicine

Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Team Physician, Baylor University since 1975

Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Member, McLennan County Medical Society

Member, Texas Medical Association

Member, Texas Society for Sports Medicine

Member, Texas Orthopaedic Association

Honorary Member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and Southwest Athletic Trainers Association



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