James Sackett, MD

James Sackett, MD

James Sackett, MD

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Areas of Interest:

Arthroscopic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics, Scoliosis, Sports Injuries


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When he was 10-years-old, James R. Sackett, MD sustained multiple fractures in a car accident that left him orphaned. Near death, he was attended by L. Ray Lawson, MD, a physician with The Carrell Clinic™. He required a series of reconstructive surgeries, which were performed by the “grandfather” of pediatric orthopedics, Walter P. Blount, MD (Milwaukee). To guide in his own rehabilitation, Dr. Sackett became a competitive long distance runner.

Remaining in contact with Dr. Lawson as both patient and friend, he graduated from Tulane University with both a Bachelor and Master degree. He earned a medical degree and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine, which included training at the Hughston Sports Medicine Clinic and Hospital in Columbus, Georgia. He was awarded a Fellowship in pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis at Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children (Tampa). Dr. Sackett returned to Dallas in 1989 to join the Carrell Clinic™.

Dr. Sackett is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America. He has special interest in pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis and has authored numerous articles on infections of the hip and nonunion of distal humerous fractures (the failure of fractured arms to heal). Dr. Sackett is on staff at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, North Central Surgical Center, as well as the teaching staff at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Sackett is also an orthopedic consultant to the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

He is married to an anesthesiologist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the father of one son. Dr. Sackett enjoys playing racquet sports, golf and hiking.

Medical Degree Tulane University School of Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery Residency Tulane University School of Medicine

Pediatric Orthopedics and Scoliosis Fellowship Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children (Tampa)


Professional Affiliations American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Diplomat
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Fellow
Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America

Academic Affiliations Baylor University Medical Center, Teaching Staff

Hospital Affiliations Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
North Central Surgical Center
Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Orthopedic Consultant