James Voos, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
School of Medicine

Dr. Voos is a nationally renowned expert in the care of athletes and active patients of all ages from adolescent to adult. Dr. Voos specializes in sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow. He performs a high volume of knee ACL reconstructions including revision and multi-ligament surgeries in addition to shoulder and elbow arthroscopy. Dr. Voos is board certified in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and has obtained the subspecialty Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in sports medicine.

Dr. Voos completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship at the U.S. News & World Report #1 ranked Hospital for Special Surgery in New York where he was an assistant team physician for the New York Giants and WNBA New York Liberty. Dr. Voos has previously served as a team physician for the Kansas City Chiefs and head physician for the Kansas City Ballet. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas where he was elected president of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Voos played collegiate football at Drake University.

Dr. Voos serves as the head team physician for the Cleveland Browns, medical director for the Cleveland Ballet, lead orthopedic surgeon Oberlin College, and volunteers on the sidelines of local high schools. He has been elected to the American Association of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Ohio Council of Delegates and STOP Sports Injuries Committee. He was recently asked to serve on the prestigious NFL Musculoskeletal Injury Committee.

As Chairman, Dr. Voos oversees the University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University Orthopaedic departments, including its renowned orthopaedic training programs and research division.

Prior to serving as chairman, Dr. Voos successfully launched and integrated the multispecialty University Hospitals Sports Medicine Institute program to care for over 50 Northeast Ohio professional, collegiate, youth and club organizations.

He has published over 75 scientific papers and book chapters on topics such as ACL reconstruction, shoulder instability and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Voos has obtained FDA approval for a study to treat early arthritis and cartilage injuries using stem cells. Dr. Voos has a passion for advancing the safety and education of athletes with additional expertise in the use of wearable technology, injury prevention and sports performance.

Dr. Voos has been selected as a Cleveland Magazine’s Top Doctor for three years in a row, Crain’s Business Magazine Who to Watch in Healthcare honoree in 2016 and Ingram’s Magazine Kansas City 40 Under 40 Recipient in 2014. Dr. Voos has been recognized by the prestigious Healthnetwork Foundation as a 2018 Physician Service Award recipient.

External Appointments

Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Jack & Mary Herrick Distinguished Chair, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
University Hospitals Cleveland

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