James E. Carpenter, MD, MHSA

Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Area of Practice
Orthopaedic sports medicine, knee and shoulder surgery, shoulder replacement surgery

James E. Carpenter, M.D., is Professor an Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and the Harvard Orthopaedic Residency Training program. Dr. Carpenter has practiced at MedSport for over 30 years and has expertise in all aspects of shoulder surgery and sports medicine, including arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and lectured widely in the field of shoulder injuries and repair. He has served as Team Physician with Michigan Athletics, including serving for 10 years as the head orthopaedic surgeon for Michigan Football. Michigan Medicine is proud to support this leader’s work in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine.

  • Knee ligament injuries
  • Meniscus tears
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder arthritis and replacement surgery
  • Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery
  • Shoulder anatomy
  • Rotator cuff surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • University of Michigan Medical School, 1984
  • Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital, Orthopaedic Surgery, MA, 1990
  • Orthopedic Surgery Orthopedic Sports Medicine