James “Jimmy” Tucker, MD, has been an active leader in sports medicine in Arkansas for more than 15 years. He serves on the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for Arkansas Athletic Association. Dr. Tucker is the only Arkansas member of the International Hip Arthroscopy Association. He has completed board certification in sports medicine. He serves as clinical faculty for the UAMS Department of Orthopedics, where he teaches resident orthopedic surgeons everything from the latest surgical techniques to good, old-fashioned care and compassion for athletes of all ages.
Dr. Tucker graduated from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Nashville. He completed a fellowship in orthopedic trauma at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. In addition, Dr. Tucker has advanced training in arthroscopy of the shoulder, hip and knee. Patients describe Dr. Tucker as going above and beyond to see that they get back to their top performance and stay healthy. As much as Dr. Tucker loves to care for patients and their families, nothing brings him more joy than his wonderful wife and four great kids.
SPECIALTY: Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
RESIDENCY: University of Tennessee College of Medicine
FELLOWSHIP: Orthopedic Trauma, University of Alabama at Birmingham
CERTIFICATION: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine