Dr. James Odor, M.D.
Dr. James Odor is a native Oklahoman with family roots that run several generations deep into the Oklahoma soil.
Dr. Odor grew up in the Oklahoma City, Edmond, and Arcadia areas, and attended the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center for medical school. Dr. Odor eventually traveled out of state to Texas and California for his orthopedic surgery residency and spine surgery fellowship, respectively, but returned home in 1989 to begin practice.
In 1993, Dr. Odor opened Spine Surgery, Inc. in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to make comprehensive spinal treatment accessible to patients all over Oklahoma and surrounding states. Patient care and patient education have always been a priority for Dr. Odor and the medical staff at Spine Surgery, Inc. Although he successfully treats complex spine problems, Dr. Odor believes that surgical treatment should only become an option after preventative measures have been exhausted or when medically necessary.
In addition to his career in spinal surgery, Dr. Odor loves being a husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoys traveling to Lake City, Colorado in the summers with family to play, hike, jeep, and adventure in the mountains. Back home in Oklahoma, he enjoys time farming, ranching, fishing, and being outdoors with his two Bernese Mountain Dogs, Leo and Lola.
University of Oklahoma
College of Medicine
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Doctor of Medicine
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
Spine Surgery Fellowship
Centinela Medical Center
July 1988 – July 1989
Dr. Robert Watkins, Director
Spine Surgery Service
Oklahoma Spine Hospital
Integris Baptist Medical Center
Mercy Health Center
“Spontaneous Atraumatic Anterior Subluxation of the Sternoclavicular Joint”
Published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
“Incidence of Cervical Spinal Stenosis in Professional and Rookie Football Players”
Published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine
“Degenerative Disorders of the Cervical Spine”
Published in The Spine in Sports