About James H. Flint, MD, FACS, FAAOS
James H. Flint, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic oncologist specializing in the surgical treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. 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 and minimally invasive management of benign tumors. He also specializes in osseointegration surgery, bringing this state-of-the art amputation technique to San Diego County.
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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- 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
- Osseointegration Surgery
- Bone Tumors
- Soft Tissue Tumors
- Arthroscopic Techniques
- Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques