James A Browne

James A Browne, MD

Joint Replacement and Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location:
Musculoskeletal Center

2280 Ivy Road

Charlottesville, VA 22903



ABMS Certification:
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Research Interests:

Outcomes of hip and knee replacement (Primary, revision, complications)|Novel surgical techniques|Hip fractures|Orthopaedic resident education

Clinical Practice:
Osteoarthritis, Hip Fracture, Fracture, Joint Replacement, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement



Dr. Browne graduated summa cum laude from Washington and Lee University before attending the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. During medical school he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He subsequently completed his orthopaedic residency training at Duke University where he was the recipient of multiple clinical and research awards. He then pursued a fellowship in hip and knee arthroplasty at the Mayo Clinic where he was honored with the Mark B. Coventry Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Award. His clinical interests and expertise include complex primary and revision hip and knee replacement. Along with his clinical interests, he is actively involved with research encompassing all aspects of hip and knee replacement, has published numerous peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and has been invited to speak nationally and internationally on topics related to joint replacement. He was named as one of The Best Doctors in America in 2013. Away from the hospital, Dr. Browne enjoys spending time with his wife and young children and boating on Smith Mountain Lake whenever possible.

  • 2015-2020 Best Doctors in America® List 
  • 2013 Orthopaedics Today "Generation Next" Emerging Leader Award
  • 2013 Arthritis Foundation Award for Service, Charlottesville Bone Bash Gala
  • 2012 Mark B. Coventry Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Award
  • 2010 Duke Orthopaedics Chief Resident Research Award, Mayo Clinic
  • 2009 Duke Ralph Snyderman GME Research Award
  • 2009 Selected to attend AAOS/ORS/OREF Clinician Scientist Development Program
  • 2009 Selected for Resident/Emerging Leadership Program, American Orthopaedic Association
  • 2007 William S. Ogden, Jr. Piedmont Traveling Fellowship Award, 
  • 2006 100th Percentile Score, Orthopaedic In-Training Exam (OITE)
  • 2004 Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical academic honor society, elected 
  • 2000 The Mapleson Award, W&L University, conferred upon the Bachelor of Arts graduate with the highest GPA
  • 1999 Phi Beta Kappa, Academic honor society


Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 2004
Duke University
Mayo Clinic