James Voos, MD
- Medical Director, Sports Medicine Institute, University Hospitals
- Head Team Physician, The Cleveland Browns, UH Cleveland Medical Center
- Division Chief, Sports Medicine, UH Cleveland Medical Center
- Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center
- Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
James Voos, MD, is a nationally renowned expert in the care of athletes and active patients of all ages, from adolescence to adult. Specializing 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 currently serves as Chairman of the Orthopedics Departments at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University, which includes overseeing their renowned orthopedic training programs and research divisions.
Prior to serving as Chairman, Dr. Voos successfully launched and integrated the multispecialty University Hospitals Sports Medicine Institute serving as Division Chief of Sports Medicine and Medical Director to care for over 50 Northeast Ohio professional, collegiate, youth and club organizations.
In addition to serving as the head team physician for the Cleveland Browns and Medical Director for the Cleveland Ballet, Dr. Voos is also the lead orthopedic surgeon for Oberlin College and area high schools. He has been elected to the American Association of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Ohio Council of Delegates and STOP Sports Injuries Committee and also serves on the prestigious NFL Musculoskeletal Injury Committee.
Dr. Voos has been selected as a Cleveland Magazine Top Doctor for four consecutive years, and was a Crain’s Business Magazine Who to Watch in Healthcare honoree in 2016. In 2014, he was a recipient of Ingram’s Magazine Kansas City 40 under 40 recognition. He was also recognized by the prestigious Healthnetwork Foundation as a 2018 Physician Service Award recipient.
Dr. Voos earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas where he was elected president of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He went on to complete an orthopedic surgery residency and sports medicine fellowship at the U.S. News & World Report #1 ranked Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. While in New York, he served as assistant team physician for the New York Giants and WNBA New York Liberty. Previously, he was a team physician for the Kansas City Chiefs and head physician for the Kansas City Ballet.
Dr. Voos has published over 100 scientific papers and book chapters on topics such as ACL reconstruction, shoulder instability, Tommy John surgery and hip arthroscopy and has obtained FDA approval for a study to treat early arthritis and cartilage injuries using stem cells. He 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.
In his free time, Dr. Voos enjoys volunteering on the sidelines of local high schools and spending time with his three children and wife, Kristin Voos, MD, a neonatologist at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.
Selected Publications and Chapters
Knapik DM, Voos JE. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Skeletally Immature Patients: A Meta-analysis Comparing Repair Versus Reconstruction Techniques. J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Apr 10.
Knapik DM, Kolaczko JG, Gillespie RJ, Salata MJ, Voos JE. Complications and Return to Activity After Arthroscopic Repair of Isolated Type II SLAP Lesions: A Systematic Review Comparing Knotted Versus Knotless Suture Anchors. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020 Apr 20;8(4):2325967120911361. eCollection 2020 Apr. Review.
Knapik DM, Rizzone KH, Voos JE. Timing and Reasons Behind Single-Sport Specialization in Soccer: A Survey of 64 Major League Soccer Athletes. Sports Health. 2020 Apr 14:1941738120911373.
Su CA, Knapik DM, Trivedi NN, Megerian MF, Salata MJ, Voos JE. Femoral Interference Screw Fixation in ACL Reconstruction Using Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Grafts. JBJS Rev. 2020 Jan;8(1):e0066.
Li R, Kling S, Salata M, Sheehan J, Cupp S, Voos JE. Wearable Performance Devices in Sports Medicine. Sports Health. 2016 Jan;8(1):74-8.
McCarthy M, Voos JE, Nguyen J, Callahan L, Hannafin J. Injury Patterns in Female Basketball Players Entering the WNBA Combine. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013 Mar;41(3):645-51.
Knapik DM, Gebhart JJ, Sheehan J, Tanenbaum JE, Salata MJ, Voos JE. Recurrent Labral Tearing on Magnetic Resonance Imaging Is Not Predictive of Diminished Participation Among National Football League Athletes. Arthroscopy. 2018 Jan;34(1):66-72.
Kim C, Sivasundaram L, Trivedi M, Gilmore A, Gillespie RJ, Salata MJ, Liu RW, Voos JE. A 46-year Analysis of Gender Trends in Academic Authorship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. J Am Acad Orthop Surg.2019 Mar 28.
Voos JE. Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction. Graft Choices and Harvesting Techniques. Elbow Collateral Ulnar Ligament Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment. Dines JS Altchek DW, Andrews J (eds). New York: Lippincott. 2015.
Voos JE and Knapik D. Shoulder Instability in Adolescents. Sports Medicine in the Pediatric Office. 2nd Edition. Metzel J (editor). American Academy of Pediatrics. 2018.
Voos JE, Maak T, Williams RJ, Wickiewicz TL. Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Insall & Scott The Knee, 5th edition. Elsevier. 2011.
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
- Cartilage Repair
- Distal Biceps Repair
- Elbow Arthroscopy
- Elbow Surgery
- Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
- Hip Arthroscopy
- Instability Surgery
- Knee Arthroscopy
- Knee Surgery
- Labral Repair
- Meniscus Surgery
- Multi Ligament Reconstruction
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Shoulder Arthroscopy
- Shoulder Replacement
- Shoulder Surgery
- Sports Injuries
- Tommy John Elbow Surgery
Patient Satisfaction Reviews
4.8 out of 5
Patient Comments (10)
Reviewed On 10/1/2020
Dr. Voos has a wonderful, kind demeanor, He treats the patient and family with the upmost respect and answers all of your questions, spends more than enough time with you and makes you feel at ease. *** Thank you Dr. Voos and team!!
Reviewed On 10/1/2020
Dr Voo was very knowledgeable and interested in what I had to say. great doctor!
Reviewed On 10/1/2020
Dr Voos is a renown expert in his field and I am happy that he is giving me his guidance.
Reviewed On 6/1/2020
Reviewed On 6/1/2020
Dr. Voos is the best doctor-. I could not have asked for a better doctor. He was genuinely interested in me, my situation and my medical condition. He was extremely personable and genuinely concerned and responsive to my e tire experience. ***
Reviewed On 3/21/2020
I love Dr. Voos snd his whole staff. I recommend him to many people. I have total confidence in him and feel he gives me special and sincere attention.
Reviewed On 2/29/2020
Voos is awesome, but the visit experience was terrible. I got sent back for an xray on a body part that had no issue, and ended up waiting over an hour to see the dr.
Reviewed On 2/2/2020
Dr. Voos is an EXCEPTIONAL surgeon who genuinely cares about his patients; their care and continued well-being.
Reviewed On 12/16/2019
Dr. Voos and his team, [...] were wonderful. Everyone was kind, understanding, attentive, knowledgeable, comfortable, and accessible. I am sooo happy with the whole team.
Reviewed On 12/1/2019
Dr. Voos was amazing. He was extremely attentive to my injury and my concerns about surgery. I am very satisfied to have Dr. Voos as my Physician.
- Orthopaedic Sports Medicine - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship | Sports Medicine - Orthopaedic
Sports Medicine - Orthopaedic - Hospital For Special Surgery (2009 - 2010)
Internship | General Surgery
General Surgery - New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (2004 - 2005)
Residency | Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Hospital For Special Surgery (2004 - 2009)
The University Of Kansas School Of Medicine (2004)
Drake University (2000)
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