Our Team-Physicians

James J. Guerra, MD, FAAOS

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist
  • Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine

"The medical art is a sacred trust," - - Hippocrates

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Dr. James J. Guerra is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. He specializes in complex shoulder and knee problems. He is an honors graduate of Northwestern University Medical School. Dr. Guerra completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and performed an additional year of advanced fellowship training in sports medicine at the prestigious American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL with internationally known sports medicine expert, James R. Andrews, MD.

Dr. Guerra is a leading innovator in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery serving as the Medical Director for Arthrex, Inc., the world’s leading sports medicine medical device company. He teaches surgeons from around the world in advanced minimally invasive techniques. He has authored over 30 publications and has lectured at national and international meetings including Germany, Austria, Mexico, Argentina and Japan. This unique experience allows Dr. Guerra to remain at the forefront of his field and bring cutting-edge medical developments to his patients here in Naples.


Dr. Guerra has a wealth of sports medicine experience. At the collegiate level, he currently serves as Head Team Physician for Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). In Naples, he is the Team Physician for the Community School of Naples as well as First Baptist Academy. Previously, Dr. Guerra has served as the Team Physician during Spring Training for the Baltimore Orioles (MLB), and as an assistant Team Physician for the Florida Panthers (NHL).

He has been named to the prestigious Castle-Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors from 2008-present. The Castle Connolly directory is one of the most distinguished physician rating services in the country. This annual list is compiled from surveys of physicians asking them who they would go to for treatment in their specialty. In addition, Dr. Guerra has been nationally recognized as one of "America’s Top Orthopedists" every year since 2003 by the Consumer’s Research Council of America. Moreover, Dr. Guerra has been recognized as one of the top 5% in his field by Key Professional’s rigorous rating service and has been included in their annual "Super Doctors" list since 2007.

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Dr. Guerra serves as a master instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and is a member of several professional societies including, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society, and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society.


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