James Stanislaw, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

James Stanislaw, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.
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Dr. James Stanislaw is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in several areas of orthopaedics.

Dr. Stanislaw graduated magna cum lade from the University of Notre Dame, where he was Phi Beta Kappa and president of the premedical honor society. He earned his medical degree at the Yale University School of Medicine. His passion for orthopaedic surgery led to an internship and orthopaedic surgical residency at the University Hospitals of Cleveland MetroHealth Trauma Center and Wade Park VA at Case Western Reserve University.

He served as Chief of Surgery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital and found member of Carolina Orthopeadic Specialists which is now EmergeOrtho.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, board-certified, and twice recertified in orthopaedic surgery. He's dedicated to bringing the latest proven advances and highest possible success rates in joint replacements, hand surgery, sports medicine/arthroscopic surgery, and trauma to his patients.

His areas of interest include minimally invasive surgery, hand and upper extremity surgery, partial and total joint replacement, and arthroscopic reconstruction of the joints. He regularly shares information with the community by newspaper, TV, and radio, focusing on the orthopaedic surgical role in sports, health, injury, arthritis, and recovery.

Dr. Stanislaw says, "My goal is to offer the very finest and technologically advanced surgical care as well as attention to the smallest detail. I offer a clear explanation and a concise plan to fit the needs of my patients."

"I am blessed by God to have a beautiful family of my wife, Jodi, and five children, Gwyneth, Phoebe, Parker, Lilly, and Griffin. They are number one in my heart and understood from a very tender age that they are loved and that their dad always wants to be with them, whether it is school lunchtime, a movie, soccer, dance, karaoke, swimming, a phone call, or just goofing around. They have seen their Dad working out in the gym and boxing, driving a racecar, skiing down a mountain, playing the drums in a band, and going to church. Life is a balance, but they also know that emergencies happen, and Daddy must go, just like it was OK when my dad went to the hospital."

Dr. Stanislaw currently sees patients at our practice locations in Granite Falls and Lenoir.


Education & Training

  • Undergraduate Studies: University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
  • Doctor of Medicine: Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Internship: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH


  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • UNC Caldwell, Chief of Surgery
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association

Hospital Affiliation

  • UNC Caldwell
  • “Everything with Dr. Stanislaw was superior as it always has been. I’m 26 years old and have seen Dr. Stanislaw my whole life, as well as my entire family of 7. I travel the US for work but always come back home to Dr. Stanislaw if I have an Orthopedic issue. Superior rating. ”

    – Forrest B.

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