Dr. James C. Karegeannes [Care-ah-gene-us] graduated magna cum laude from the honors program of the University of South Carolina. He was a National Merit Scholar & Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree from Duke Medical School in Durham, NC. He completed his internship at the San Diego Naval Hospital then returned to Duke for his residency in orthopaedic surgery. He completed an Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY.
Dr. Jim Karegeannes specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery as well as more complex revision surgery for failed replacements. Dr. Karegeannes performs over 450 joint replacement operations in an average year. He is active in local and national joint replacement organizations to insure that patients in our region have access to the latest treatment options. He reviews articles for publication in the Journal of Arthroplasty. He does not accept consulting fees or other payments from joint implant manufactures, rather he is paid by his patients.
In his free time Dr. Karegeannes enjoys being outdoors spending time with his wife, two children and two dogs. He serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 91 in Asheville and on the Executive Board of the local Scout Council. He has had to call on his orthopedic training to help sustain himself as he takes up backpacking after a 30 year break.