Dr. James grew up in southern New Jersey. He earned his private pilot’s license at age 18, and later a commercial pilot’s license. He graduated from Harvard College (summa cum laude) and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the University of Rochester and then a fellowship in digestive diseases and nutrition at the University of North Carolina.
After 37 years, he retired from the full time practice of gastroenterology in Newport News, VA and moved to Tennessee to be closer to family. His wife, Amy, is a nurse practitioner. They live on Watts Bar Lake in Rockwood with their two dogs, Augie and Layla. Dr. James is very excited to perform procedures at Franklin Gastroenterology as well as doing some part time teaching for gastroenterology residents at the Mountain Home VA Hospital in Johnson City.