Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Indiana University
Fellowship: Hand Surgery, Passavant Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Medical School
James W. Strickland, M.D. graduated from Indiana University in 1958 with a BA in Anatomy and Physiology. He received his medical degree in 1962 from the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Indiana University Medical Center. Dr Strickland served a fellowship in Hand Surgery at Passavant Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Medical School in 1969. From 1966-1968, he served as a Captain in the United States Air Force-Medical Corps and also was the Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon at Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City, South Dakota.
Dr. Strickland enjoys a distinguished career. He is Clinical Professor of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.
Dr. Strickland is Past President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the Foundation for Surgical Research and Education, and has served on the Executive Committee of the Academic Orthopaedic Society.
In 1996, Dr. Strickland received the First St. Vincent Hospital Distinguished Physician Award. Selected by his colleagues and peers, the award recognized his outstanding patient care and the contributions he has made to medicine on a regional, nation and international level. He also received the Humanitarian Award and the Volunteer of the Year awards from the Arthritis Foundation, Indiana Chapter in 2002 and 2003.
Dr. Strickland has written over 200 scientific articles, book chapters and commentaries, and editorials, and has given over 800 lectures and presentations at meetings, symposia, conferences and instructional courses, locally, nationally and internationally. His writings and presentations have concentrated of disorders of the hand and upper extremity, medical ethics, and patient care. In recent years, Dr. Strickland has concentrated his practice on the management of arthritic disorders of the wrist and hand.
Although no longer practicing at RHSI, Dr. Strickland continues to consult with our practice to advise on difficult cases.
Dr. Strickland is an avid basketball fan, fly fisherman, tennis player and golfer. He has three children and five grandchildren.