Dr. James Gregory is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.

Dr. Gregory specializes in Shoulder and Elbow surgery. He treats the full spectrum of shoulder and elbow conditions, including the unique demands of the overhead athlete, or the daily struggles caused by persistent shoulder or elbow pain. He maintains an active interest in clinical research, and has extensive experience with non-operative management, as well as complex arthroscopic and open surgical techniques.

Dr. Gregory received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Following his Orthopedic Surgery residency at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Gregory went on to complete a fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Gregory is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, the Mid-America Orthopedic Association, and the Houston Shoulder Society. He has also been chosen as a reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.


Undergraduate Degree
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Medical School
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
General Surgery Internship, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Shoulder arthroscopy
Rotator cuff repair
Shoulder instability
Adhesive capsulitis
Labral tears
Shoulder stiffness
Total and reverse shoulder arthroplasty (replacement)
Tendon transfer
AC joint separation
Proximal humerus fractures
Care of the throwing athlete

Elbow arthroscopy
Elbow stiffness
Elbow instability
Tommy John Surgery (Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction)
Sports injuries
Tennis/golfer’s elbow
Biceps rupture
Elbow fractures
Elbow arthroplasty (replacement)
Ulnar nerve compression (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome)



Gregory JM, Arkader A, Bokhari A, Dormans JP. Case report: unicameral bone cysts in a young patient with acquired generalized lipodystrophy. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 May;468(5):1440-6.

Ellman MB, Gregory JM, Bhatia S, Hsu A, Ghodadra N, Provencher MT, Romeo AA. An evidence-based review of the etiology, classification, diagnosis, and treatment of rotator cuff tears. Minerva Ortop Traumatol 2011; 62:89-108.3. Gregory JM, Harwood DP, Sherman SL, Romeo AA. Surgical Repair of a Subacute Latissimus Dorsi Tendon Rupture. Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. 2011 Dec;12(4):77-79.

Gregory JM, Harwood DP, Gochanour E, Sherman SL, Romeo AA. Clinical outcomes of revision biceps tenodesis. Int J Shoulder Surg 2012 Apr;6(2):45-50.

Gregory JM, Sherman SL, Mather R, Bach BR. Patella Stress Fracture after Transosseous Extensor Mechanism Repair – A Case Series. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Jul; 40(7): 1668-72.

Sherman SL, Mather R, Lin E, Gregory JM, Dishkin J, Harwood DP, Romeo AA, Verma N. Biomechanical Analysis of the Pectoralis Major and Comparison of Techniques for Tendo-osseous Repair. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Aug; 40(8): 1887-94.

Gregory JM, Harwood DP, Sherman SL, Romeo AA. Biceps Tenodesis in Young Overhead Athletes. Submitted to Arthroscopy.

Sardesai N, Gregory JM, Sorkin A. Periprosthetic Complications after Treatment of Trochanteric Hip Fractures with a Short Intramedullary Nail. Manuscript under revision.

Gregory JM, Klosterman E, Thomas JM, Hammond J, Shewman EF, Wang VM, Verma N, Romeo AA. Suture Technique Influences the Biomechanical Integrity of Pectoralis Major Repairs. Manuscript under revision.

Book Chapters

Gregory JM, Nho S. Adhesive Capsulitis. In Levine, B. (Ed.), Acing the Boards. Slack Inc. Submitted.

Gregory JM, Nho S. Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. In Levine, B. (Ed.), Acing the Boards. Slack Inc. Submitted.

Gregory JM, Nho S. Rotator Cuff Repair. In Levine, B. (Ed.), Acing the Boards. Slack Inc. Submitted.

Gregory JM, Ellman MB, Chalmers PN, Ghodadra NS, Romeo AA. “Anterior Shoulder Instability – Arthroscopic Repair”. Disorders of the Shoulder: 3rd edition. In Press.

Chalmers PN, Al-Shihabi L, Gregory JM, Ghodadra NS, Nicholson GP. “Evaluation and Classification of Failed Instability Repair”. Disorders of the Shoulder: 3rd edition. In Press.