James A Shankwiler, M.D.

Sports Medicine & Shoulder & Elbow Reconstruction located in Pasadena, CA

About Dr. Shankwiler

James A. Shankwiler, MD, specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery and adult reconstructive orthopaedics at Congress Orthopaedic Associates, with locations in Pasadena and Arcadia, California. 

Dr. Shankwiler graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian of the School of Science from California State University at Pomona. He earned his M.D. degree from the University of Southern California and did his residency at the LA County University of Southern California Medical Center. He was the first fellow in shoulder and elbow reconstruction at the W. B. Carrell Clinic under W. Z. Burkhead, as well as at Baylor University in Dallas, Texas.

The author of scientific articles and book chapters concerning shoulder and elbow pathology, he has been invited to lecture throughout the country and internationally. He continues to teach and is a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at USC. He is also a team physician and orthopaedic consultant to Pasadena City College. Board-certified, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is an Active Member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

His scientific presentations include “Diagnosis of Painful Conditions of the Shoulder, Perils and Pitfalls” and “Clinical Results in the Treatment of Four Part Fractures of the Proximal Humerus,” and “Evaluation and Treatment of Athletic Injuries of the Shoulder and Elbow.”

Dr. Shankwiler has a special interest in athletic and complex injuries of the shoulder and elbow, and specializes in arthroscopic, reconstructive, and replacement surgery of the shoulder and elbow.

He has done medical missionary work in Mexico, Africa, and India. Married and the father of three boys, he is active in the community.

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James A. Shankwiler, MD, specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery and adult reconstructive orthopaedics at Congress Orthopaedic Associates, with locations in Pasadena and Arcadia, California. 

Dr. Shankwiler graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian of the School of Science from California State University at Pomona. He earned his M.D. degree from the University of Southern California and did his residency at the LA County University of Southern California Medical Center. He was the first fellow in shoulder and elbow reconstruction at the W. B. Carrell Clinic under W. Z. Burkhead, as well as at Baylor University in Dallas, Texas.

The author of scientific articles and book chapters concerning shoulder and elbow pathology, he has been invited to lecture throughout the country and internationally. He continues to teach and is a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at USC. He is also a team physician and orthopaedic consultant to Pasadena City College. Board-certified, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is an Active Member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

His scientific presentations include “Diagnosis of Painful Conditions of the Shoulder, Perils and Pitfalls” and “Clinical Results in the Treatment of Four Part Fractures of the Proximal Humerus,” and “Evaluation and Treatment of Athletic Injuries of the Shoulder and Elbow.”

Dr. Shankwiler has a special interest in athletic and complex injuries of the shoulder and elbow, and specializes in arthroscopic, reconstructive, and replacement surgery of the shoulder and elbow.

He has done medical missionary work in Mexico, Africa, and India. Married and the father of three boys, he is active in the community.


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