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About James H. Flint, MD, FACS

James H. Flint, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating benign and malignant soft-tissue and bone tumors, including sarcoma. His surgical expertise includes the treatment of bone and soft tissue sarcoma, metastatic disease, other benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors, and arthroscopic & minimally-invasive management of benign tumors.

Dr. Flint is an associate professor in the department of surgery at Uniformed Services University, and a voluntary assistant professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is active in research to improve the care and outcomes of patients with sarcoma, as well as research and advocacy to prevent musculoskeletal injury in the military. He is passionate about raising awareness for sarcoma in San Diego and beyond, and is known for "going the extra mile" for his patients.

In addition to delivering care at UC San Diego Health since 2018, Dr. Flint serves on active duty in the US Navy, providing orthopedic care to military members, families, and retirees. He has received numerous awards for his military service, including the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Navy Achievement Medal, and various command-level awards, all of which were earned for exceptional clinical and surgical care.

Dr. Flint is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He completed residency training in orthopedic surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md. He earned his medical degree from Uniformed Services University.

Outside of work, he devotes his time to his wife and five children, enjoying outdoor activities and adventures.

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Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Residency

  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Fellowship

  • MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School, Houston, TX

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2018-09-20

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Bone Tumors
  • Benign Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Malignant Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Sarcoma
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Orthopedics
  • Cancer

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