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  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture Repair
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
  • National and International Lecturer and Expert

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education / Residency / Fellowship:

Undergraduate 1977–1981

  • University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana, IL) – B.S., Biology
  • Honors / Awards – Bachelor of Science with Distinction
  • Honors / Awards – Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and Alpha Lambda Honor Society (1978)

Medical School 1981–1985

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine (Chicago, IL) – M.D.
  • Honors / Awards – Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (1984)

Residency 1985–1986

  • Wayne State University School of Medicine (Detroit, MI) – Surgery

Residency 1986–1990

  • Wayne State University School of Medicine (Detroit, MI) – Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship 1990–1991

  • University of South Florida (Tampa, FL) – Spine Surgery

James Maxey, M.D. chose to practice medicine because of his father. His dad was a service manager for a local auto dealer, so he grew up around tools and was fascinated by the idea of helping people fix their problems – but for this motivated young man, he was attracted to the medical field where he could put that same helpful spirit to work repairing people’s fractures and injuries.

For the last two decades, he’s been doing just that … taking care of patients and educating others throughout the world about how to improve patient care. Dr. Maxey is an internationally recognized expert and lecturer on fracture repair and even has the most widely viewed Orthopaedic Internet Live Surgical Procedure.

In addition, Dr. Maxey’s surgical lecture and live surgical procedure has been featured on NBC’s Law & Order. Television shows such as this strive for authenticity, and in this case, they turned to Dr. Maxey for his expertise. He is well-published and has given hundreds of presentations. He is also a clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.

It is this same expertise that led Dr. Maxey to France, Germany and Italy to assist in the development of new technology that is now utilized for hip fracture repair here in the United States. He has lectured internationally and operated in Medellin, Columbia and Bogota, Columbia.

Dr. Maxey and his wife Kathleen have two children. Emma attends the University of Illinois. He has taught his younger son Glenn to hunt ducks, which is one of his great passions. They even made an episode together of “Hunting the Country” for The Outdoor Channel featuring a deer hunt this father and son did together.

Downtown Peoria

• Physician Office
• Ambulatory Surgery Ctr

303 N. Wm. Kumpf Bl.
Peoria, IL 61605
P. 309.676.5546
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North Peoria

• Physician Office

7800 N. Sommer St.
Suite 608
Peoria, IL 61615
P. 309.676.5546
F. 309.689.9706
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