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About James H. Flint, MD
James H. Flint, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating benign and malignant soft-tissue and bone tumors, including sarcoma. He treats adults and young adults over the age of 15.
Dr. Flint is active in research to improve the care and outcomes for patients with sarcomas. He has also published research findings on topics as diverse as Achilles tendon rupture, shoulder instability, and bone loss following combat-related amputation.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health in 2018, Dr. Flint, an officer in the U.S. Navy's Medical Corps, was an orthopedic surgeon at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. In addition to delivering care at UC San Diego Health, he is an orthopedic surgeon at Naval Medical Center San Diego, serving active duty and their family members, as well as military retirees.
He has received numerous awards for his military service, including a Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and a Navy Achievement Medal, all of which were earned for outstanding clinical and surgical care.
Dr. Flint 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.
Dr. Flint is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, and a member of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and five children, going to the beach, traveling, and learning about historic sites and events.
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- Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
- Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
- MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School, Houston, TX
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Conditions and Treatments
- Bone Tumors
- Benign Soft Tissue Tumors
- Malignant Soft Tissue Tumors