Dr. James Lubowitz, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. James Lubowitz, MD
Dr. James Lubowitz, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Santa Fe, NM. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Lubowitz is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital.

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Dr. Lubowitz's Care Philosophy

Dr. James H. Lubowitz, U.S. Ski Team Physician, specializes in complex ACL injuries, multi-ligament injuries, patella (kneecap) injuries and cartilage and meniscus repairs.

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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Los Alamos, NM |
Dr Lubowitz has helped me with issues on both knees - 6 years ago, he gave me a shot and I haven't had a problem since. This time, the shot worked some, but with a baker's cyst, I was miserable. He did surgery 2 weeks ago and I can finally walk comfortably after 2 doctors (1st was a NO) and 4 months. He answers all my questions, gives me time, and explains options. His staff at the clinic and the hospital are wonderful!!
in Taos, New Mexico |
Dr. Lubowitz has been treating me for a knee problem for several years and has given me the best care. He is very concerned for his patients. Always available when I need him.
in Ranchos De Taos, NM |
Dr. Lubowitz performed surgery on my husband. We were extremely satisfied with the entire process. We felt like the diagnosis was explained in great detail. We were given plenty of time to ask questions and felt very confident going into the surgery. The post surgery care was great. We recommend Dr. Lubowitz to all our family and friends.
in El Prado, NM |
He may have done a good job on my knee, but I suffered from the most pain in my life and should never have been sent home from the hospital on the same day as the surgery. When I asked the nurse what to expect after surgery, she said, You'll feel much better than now. The friend who took me home said I was screaming in pain. When she questioned the nurse, the nurse said that the pain med's would begin to work. When I needed more medication for pain and called at night, no one returned my call.
in Taos, NM |
Dr. Lubowitz is a great diagnostician, a brilliant technician in the OR, and an excellent advocate for high-quality patient care. It sometimes takes a minute for him to actually listen to a patient's chief complaint, but once you have his attention, Dr. Lubowitz will offer several solutions to the problem which are usually the most conservative first. The office is run very efficiently....rarely does one have to wait more than a few minutes.
in Santa Fe, NM |
Dr. Lubowitz didn't appear overly hurried, but seemed impatient with my questions. I didn't perceive him responding to my concerns with the respect and compassion I would have expected. His exam felt overly brief and superficial given it was my first visit. Overall, I was not comfortable with my experience.
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Dr. Lubowitz's Care Philosophy

Dr. James H. Lubowitz, U.S. Ski Team Physician, specializes in complex ACL injuries, multi-ligament injuries, patella (kneecap) injuries and cartilage and meniscus repairs.

Dr. Lubowitz's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in New Mexico not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Does arthroscopic partial meniscectomy result in knee osteoarthritis?, 2010
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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage Degeneration
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscal Cyst
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patella Tendon Tears
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tears
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    University Penn

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California Los Angeles

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California Los Angeles

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Thomas Jefferson University

    Completed in 1994

  • Undergraduate School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Cartilage Implantation
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate