Dr. James O'Holleran, MD

Dr. James O'Holleran, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
47 y/o

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Dr. James O'Holleran, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Peabody, MA. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. O'Holleran is affiliated with NSMC Union Hospital, Beverly Hospital and Addison Gilbert Hospital.

Sports Medicine North Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc.

1 Orthopedics Dr

Peabody, MA 01960
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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Care Philosophy

Sports Medicine North is dedicated and committed to providing the highest level of care and treatment for virtually every bone, joint, or muscle in the body. The medical professionals at Sports Medicine North are committed to evaluating, diagnosing, and developing a unique treatment plan on an individual level.
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Dr. O'Holleran's Experience

Dr. O'Holleran'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
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability


  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Nebraska
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Yale University Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Harvard Combined Orthopaedic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • American Orthopaedic Society For Sports Medicine Traveling Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • American Orthpaedic Society For Sports Medicine Traveling Fellowship
    Other Education | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • University of Nebraska Chancellor Scholar,
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society,
  • Cum Laude, Yale Medical School, 1998
  • John A. Abrahamson U. of Nebraska "Greek Man of the Year", 1993
  • Gamma Gamma (top 1%) Greek Honor Society,
  • Harvard Orthopaedic Surgery William H. Thomas Award,
  • President of the Innocents Society,
  • Harris Yett Outstanding Resident of the Year, 1999-2000
  • Yale Medical School Fan Scholar Award,
  • Harvard Orthopaedics Graduation Thesis Day, 2003
  • Nicholas Giarman Prize for Outstanding Graduating Thesis, Yale Medical School,
Media & Publications
  • Reliability, Validity, and Responsiveness of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons subjective shoulder scale in patients with shoulder instability, rotator ciff disease, and Glenohumeral arthritis, 2005
  • Internal Architecture of the thoracic pedicle, 1996
  • Determinants of Patient Satisfaction with Outcome After Rotator Cuff Surgery, 2005
  • Complexity of the thoracic spine pedicle anatomy, 1997
  • Anatomical glenoid reconstruction for recurrent anterior glenohumeral instability with glenoid deficiency using an autogenous tricortical iliac crest bone graft, 2006
  • James D. O'Holleran, M.D.,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Beverly Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. O'Holleran is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. O'Holleran's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. O'Holleran to family and friends
based on 20 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. O'Holleran's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Middleton |
I had ACL surgery with Dr. O'Holleran. He was patient when listening to my concerns and always so happy. He clearly loves his job. I wouldn't hesitate to go back to him if needed.
in Plaistow, NH |
Dr. O'Holleran was superlative! On time, sincere and personable. I went because of my shoulder but he discovered after X-rays and examination of my motor abilities, that had a damaged disk in my neck. He set me up for meds (that worked perfectly!) set me up for an MRI and a neck specialist. The facility itself has been described by other reviewers as a factory... I saw it as a well-oiled machine that was streamlined, effective and efficient. All the staff were pleasant and professional
lawrence, ma |
Dr O'Holleran is an excellent surgeon. He took care of my torn rotator cuff and I'm 100% better. The practice is very busy, lots of doctors, patients, and staff bustling through but I was given appropriate time and attention by dr o'holleran. He was recommended by a physical therapist who told me that he would be comfortable sending his family members here. So glad I chose this doc, he's great.
I waited in their chaotic office for about thirty minutes (because leaving work early for an appt to be on time only matters to me, I guess) I met with Dr.O'Holleran for approx five minutes, asked me a couple of questions and he then offered a cortisone shot. (??) I was in and out of his office in under six minutes. My lasting impression; he's too busy to take any interest in my concerns/diagnosis. Move em in, move em out, factory.
MA |
I waited an hour and a half and he was with me for no more than 2 minutes. As I was trying to ask questions, he literally just left. Never had this experience before. I have 5 children and had important questions on how I was going to function with my injury and what the future plan was to be. I went home in tears and switched my doctor immediately.
Ipswich, MA |
I selected him as I think he is a good surgeon. However, he is clearly overbooked and has no time for patients. I waited an hour, then after five minutes he was ready to leave. It was only because I had questions that the office visit lasted longer. I am moving to another orthopedist. He may be a solid physician, but has no time for patients and seems to be a perfect example of factory line medicine. Bring 'em in and roll 'em out. A sad commentary on what is wrong with health care in America
in Lynn, Ma. |
very conscientious of patients background,special considerations & lifestyle, so I'm left with the distinct impression that he treats the individual, not just the injury. The diagnosis was accurate so I would definetly recommend him to anybody :)
in medford |
He is the best all around. He has done both my shoulders and has been doing my family's shoulder and knees for years. If you choose Dr O you won't be disappointed.
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Hospitals where Dr. O'Holleran has admitting privileges

Beverly Hospital
85 Herrick St
Beverly, MA 01915
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Addison Gilbert Hospital
298 Washington St
Gloucester, MA 01930
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NSMC Union Hospital
500 Lynnfield St
Lynn, MA 01904
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