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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.

Formal Education

Medical School


University of Oklahoma
College of Medicine

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1979-1983

Doctor of Medicine

Residency


The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas
1983-1988

Orthopedic Surgery

Spine Surgery Fellowship


Centinela Medical Center
Inglewood, California
July 1988 – July 1989

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedics
Dr. Robert Watkins, Director
Spine Surgery Service

Hospital Affiliations

Oklahoma Spine Hospital

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Deaconess Hospital

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Integris Baptist Medical Center

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Mercy Health Center

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Publications

“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

“Dr. Odor is a very compassionate, caring and talented surgeon. He has performed two spinal surgeries on me, and in my opinion I could not have been in better hands! I would not hesitate in recommending Dr. Odor to anyone needing spine surgery.”

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