Dr. James C. Dreese, MD

Dr. James C. Dreese, MD

Dr. James C. Dreese, MD

Languages: English

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Specialties
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormalities of the legs
  • achilles tendon injuries
  • achilles tendonitis
  • acl injuries
  • acromioclavicular fracture
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Procedures I Perform
  • abnormalities of the legs
  • achilles tendon injuries
  • achilles tendon repair
  • achilles tendonitis
  • acl injuries
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About the Provider

James Dreese, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in sports medicine. He is double-board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He serves as associate director of Union Memorial Sports Medicine and as research director for the MedStar Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship. He was recently elected to serve as one of two delegates from the state of Maryland on the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Council of Delegates. He has served as editor-in-chief and has been appointed to numerous committees for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Dreese specializes in the management of hamstring injuries.

Dr. Dreese is an associate team physician for the Baltimore Ravens and the head team orthopaedist for Loyola University and UMBC. He is actively involved in sports medicine research, and has published numerous articles and book chapters. He was named one of U.S. News and World Report's Top Doctors for Sports Medicine in 2012 and 2013.

Dr. Dreese has clinical interest in conservative and surgical management of knee, shoulder, hamstring, and elbow injuries. His practice focuses on managing these injuries in athletes and the general population. His clinical focus is on non-joint replacement solutions for pain and injuries, with referral to clinicians specializing in joint replacement when appropriate. He has extensive experience in managing complex ligamentous, meniscus, and cartilage injuries of the knee during the eight years he spent caring for Maryland Shock Trauma patients.

Dr. Dreese's particular areas of interest in the shoulder include rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, SLAP tears, AC joint injuries, and biceps tendon injuries. In the knee, he focuses on ligament reconstruction (ACL, PCL, LCL/posterolateral corner), meniscus repair (meniscus root tears, bucket-handle tears, radial tears, etc.), cartilage restoration (fragmented juvenile cartilage transplantation and fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation) for localized arthritis, patella instability surgery, patellofemoral pain syndrome, high tibial osteotomy, and nerve injuries around the knee. In particular, he focuses on operations to preserve the meniscus via repair in an effort to limit the risk of developing arthritis and the need for meniscus transplantation or joint replacement surgery. He has extensive experience in treating proximal hamstring injuries, specializing in conservative and surgical treatment for patients throughout the region.

Professional Appointments

  • Associate Director, Union Memorial Sports Medicine, 2013-present
  • Director of Research, MedStar Sports Medicine Fellowship, 2014-present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Elbow, 2005-2013
  • Council of Delegates, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, elected 2015
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting Instructional Course Committee, Sports Medicine, 2014-present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Sports/Arthroscopy Annual Meeting Program Subcommittee, 2010-2013
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Evaluation Committee, 2006-2012, Group Leader 2011
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Self-Assessment Committee (OSAE), 2006-2010, Chief of Sports subcommittee, 2010
  • Editor-in-Chief, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Sports Medicine Self-Interest Exam (OSIE), 2013 examination
  • Reviewer, Current Orthopaedic Practice, 2012-present
Peer-Reviewed PublicationsNon-Peer Reviewed Research Publications:
  • Dietz A and Dreese J. Anterior shoulder instability in the overhead athlete:  current concepts.  Curr Opin Orthop Res 2007; 18(2): 172-176.
  • Donaldson CT and Dreese JC. Hamstring and quadriceps injuries.  Curr  Opin Orthop Res 2006;17:145-148.
  • O'Brien MJ and Dreese JC. Thoracic outlet syndrome.  Curr Opin Orthop Res 2006;17(4):331-334.
  • Dreese JC and D'Alessandro DF. "Posterior Capsulorrhaphy Through an Infraspinatus Split for Posterior Instability."  Tech in Should and Elbow Surg 2005;6(4):199-207.
  • James Dreese, MD and Bryan C. Matson, ATC, M.Ed.. Shoulder Multidirectional Instability in Swimmers.  The ACC.com. December, 2005.
Book Chapters:
  • Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior Repair. Dreese J and Casagrande D.  Atlas of Essential Orthopaedic Procedures.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2013.
  • Posterior Shoulder Instability Repair. James C. Dreese and James P. Bradley.  Chapter 5, Surgical Techniques in Sports Medicine.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007.
Invited Grand Rounds/Regional and National Presentations
  • Lead Host, AOSSM International Traveling Fellows Program, ESSKA International Traveling Fellows Program, Baltimore, MD 2015
  • Lead Host, AOSSM International Traveling Fellows Program, APOSSM and SLARD Traveling Fellows, Baltimore, MD 2012
  • Moderator, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy III Podium Session, Las Vegas, NV. March 2015
  • Moderator, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy Podium Session, Chicago, IL. March 2013.
  • Moderator, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy Podium Session, San Francisco, CA. February 2012.
  • Moderator, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy scientific paper session, February 2011.
  • Moderator, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy scientific paper session, March 2010.
  • Course Faculty, "AAOS/AOSSM Fundamentals of Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy for Orthopaedic Residents." Rosemont, IL.  September 14-16, 2012.
  • Course Faculty, "AAOS/AOSSM Fundaments of Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy for Orthopaedic Residents." Rosemont, IL.  October 4-5, 2013.
  • AAOS Critical Evaluator, AAOS Annual Meeting, 2010-2013.
  • Emerging Concepts in Sports Medicine: New techniques for the evaluation and treatment of sports related hip & knee injuries. Meniscus Root Tears and Proximal Hamstring Injuries. MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.  March 21, 2015.
  • Sports and Exercise Cardiology Think Tank, American College of Cardiology. Representative of the American Orthopaedic  Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) at the request of President, Christopher Harner, M.D.  Washington, D.C.  October 18, 2012.
  • Meniscus Root Tears: Unique Injuries Requiring Anatomic Repair. Maryland Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting.  Baltimore, MD. March 2015
  • Maryland Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Scientific Session Moderator, April, 2009.
  • Maryland Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Research Evaluation Committee, April, 2006.
  • Chair, Howard County Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, 2011-present.
  • Maryland Public School System Athletic Association Committee for Heat Acclimation. Appointed by Chair, Ned Sparks.  May 2012.
  • MPSSAA Medical Advisory Committee, appointed 2013.Controversies in Sports Medicine: SLAP Repair Versus Biceps Tenodesis. Maryland Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD.
  • Maryland Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Scientific Session Moderator, April, 2010.

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Education
  • Fellowship Program: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2003)
  • Residency Program: Hospital for Special Surgery (2002)
  • Internship Program: Univ of North Carolina Hospital (1998)
  • Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine (1997)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
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Practice Locations
  • 9501 Old Annapolis Road
    Dorsey Hall Medical Center
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
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    Phone: (410) 821-5380

    Accepting New Patients
  • 2118 Greenspring Drive
    Timonium, MD 21093
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