James E. Goris, M.D.

Sports Medicine, Total Joint Replacement, General Orthopaedics

Dr. James Goris is a board certified, fellowship trained, orthopaedic surgeon. He was raised in
Logansport, Indiana, and he moved to the Evansville area in 1996. He has been treating
patients at Orthopaedic Associates since August of 1996. He did his undergraduate work at
Indiana University, and joined the elite group of students allowed to advance to medical school
after only three years. Dr. Goris continued to excel and graduated Indiana University Medical
School with high honors in 1990. Post-graduation, he began a five year residency program at
Indiana University Hospitals with completion in 1995.

He undertook fellowship training in arthroscopy and sports medicine at the University of
Wisconsin. This fellowship program was an optional extra year of training, beyond residency,
that concentrated on surgical and nonsurgical management of athletic injuries, primarily
focusing on the knee and shoulder.

Surgical interests include ACL reconstruction, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy and
rotator cuff repair. Other special interests include total hip, knee and shoulder joint replacement
surgeries. Additionally, he has been performing limited incision partial knee replacements for
fifteen years. Dr. Goris has extensive surgical experience. In 2017, he performed more than 600
outpatient surgeries and over 250 joint replacements. Despite surgical expertise, Dr. Goris finds
great satisfaction in improving patients’ lives without surgery.

To diversify his knowledge, Dr. Goris was given the opportunity to work with various sports
teams including the Indianapolis Colts, Wisconsin Badgers, University of Southern Indiana
Eagles, University of Evansville Purple Aces and multiple surrounding high school teams.

Dr. Goris is happily married to his wife, Lori, and they are proud parents to five kids. Dr. Goris is
a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He also has children attending Memorial High
School where they compete in soccer and swim team. Dr. Goris enjoys spending time with his
family especially at Lake Barkley and on vacation. He also enjoys golfing, cycling, and running.

Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 
Certification Date: 1998

Post-Doctoral Education

10/1995-7/1996
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
Division of Orthopedic Surgery – Section of Sports Medicine
Fellowship 

7/1991-6/1995
Indiana University School of Medicine
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Residency 

6/1990-6/1991
Indiana University School of Medicine
Rotating Internship 

10/1991, 10/1993
American Hand Society Regional Review

5/1993
Midas Rex Psychomotor Skills Institute

9/1992
Southwestern Rehabilitation and Prosthetics Review

2/1992
AO Basic Fracture Course

Teaching Appointments/Presentations

9/1992
Ingrowth Femoral Stems in a Renal Transplant Population. Goris JE, Colyer RA. Presented to the Hip Society.

5/1993
Ingrowth Femoral Stems in a Renal Transplant Population. Goris JE, Colyer RA. Presented to the Mid American Orthopedic Society Meeting.

4/1994
Shoulder Stabilization: Return of Function after Stabilization Procedures. Goris JE, Colyer RA. Presented to the Mid American Orthopedic Society Meeting.

3/1995
Long Term Follow-up of Painful Bipartite Patella. Goris JE, Rettig AC. Presented to the AOA Resident Conference, March 1995.

4/1995
Long Term Follow-up of Painful Bipartite Patella. Goris JE, Rettig AC. Presented to the Mid American Orthopedic Society Meeting.

Grand Rounds:

  • Osteochondritis Dissecans: History and Treatment
  • Current Concepts in Perthes Disease
  • Treatment of Cervical Spine Injury
  • Anatomy of Hip and Thigh
  • Patellar Complications in TKA
  • Stress Injuries in Athletes
  • Anatomy of the Elbow and Forearm
  • Fractures of the Tibia and Fibula
  • Treatment of Meniscal Injuries

Medical Education

5/1990
Indiana University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine 

4/1983-4/1986
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Undergraduate degree

Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Pittman Surgical Achievement Award
  • Hubbard Pathology Award
  • Lange Book Award
  • Kappa Kappa Kappa Scholarship
  • Dean’s list 1984-86
  • Founder’s Day Award 1984-86
  • Sigma Nu White Star Scholarship 1985-86
  • John Niblack Scholarship 1984
  • Freshman Chemistry Award 1984

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Indiana State Medical Society
  • Vanderburgh Medical Society

Research Activities

1996
Risk Factors for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury. Goris JE, Graf BK. Wisconsin State Medical Journal 95(6):367-9, June 1996.