Hospital Affiliations:

Flagler Hospital
St. Augustine, FL

Outpatient Surgery Center of St. Augustine
St. Augustine, FL

Baptist South
St. Johns, FL

Academic Affiliations:

Faculty/Staff; University of Central Florida Medical School

James M. Grimes, MD

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Subspecialty Certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Founding Partner of Orthopedic Associates of St. Augustine
President of Medical Staff – Flagler Hospital

  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Computer-Assisted Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Sports Medicine

Dr. James M. Grimes currently practices in the company of his partners at Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine. He is one of the original associates of this multi specialty facility which is the only multi-specialist Orthopaedic Practice in St. Johns County, Florida.

He performs over 800 joint surgeries per year ranging from arthroscopy to partial resurfacing to total joint replacement, and is steadfast in reputation due to his efficiency in total joint replacement. He is the first surgeon in the county to perform arthroscopic resurfacing and was the first to execute outpatient joint replacement from our Outpatient Surgery Center. Dr. Grimes also introduced the development of computer navigation to this area!

Dr. Grimes has practiced in Florida for over fifteen years. Not only does he provide service through Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine, he works directly with local school athletes from Flagler College,
St. Joseph’s Academy High School, Pedro Menendez High School, and St. Augustine High School.

Dr. Grimes is quoted as saying, “It is fantastic to see people come in that couldn’t walk before surgery. When you follow a patient through surgery, physical therapy and back out on the playing field or court it provides a unique reward. I’ve had joint replacement patients come in and tell me they are back exercising, playing golf, or even horseback riding. Quality of life…that’s what it’s all about! Getting out there and living it!”

  • Undergraduate: University of California-San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • Medical: Northeastern Ohio University, College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH
  • Surgical Internship: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Professional Appointments
  • Chief of Surgery: Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine, FL, 2005-2009
  • Chief of Orthopaedics: Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine, FL, Current
Professional Affiliations
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons, Member
  • American Medical Association
  • Florida Medical Association
  • St. Johns County Medical Society
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons – AAHKS
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society, Delegate
  • Arthroscopic Association of North America
  • Board of Directors, St. Augustine YMCA, Member
  • Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Florida, Member
  • Board of Directors, American Cancer Society, Former Member