Traumatologist Dr. James Ringler Joins The CORE Institute

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Traumatologist Dr. James Ringler Joins The CORE Institute

James Ringler

Phoenix, Ariz. (March 29, 2016)The CORE Institute, powered by Excellence Headquarters®, announces the addition of board certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic trauma surgeon James R. Ringler, MD. He specializes in adult and pediatric trauma and fracture care, infections, osteomyelitis, amputations, nonunions, malunions, pelvic fractures, acetabular fractures, periarticular fractures, and foot and ankle trauma. Dr. Ringler will care for patients at The CORE Institute’s North Phoenix clinic.

Prior to joining The CORE Institute, Dr. Ringler cared for patients at the Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan for more than 20 years.

“I’ve had the opportunity to learn about The CORE Institute through its quick growth in Michigan and quickly realized that it is one of the most respected and innovative musculoskeletal groups in the country,” said Dr. James Ringler. “I’m excited to bring my expertise to Phoenix and contribute to their academic medicine program as well as continuing to grow the orthopedic trauma program nationally.”

“Dr. Ringler is a leading traumatologist and we couldn’t be more excited that he is joining our talented team at The CORE Institute,” said Steven Myerthall, MD, Arizona Market President at The CORE Institute. “He has earned a national reputation as a leading traumatologist and we’re excited for his contributions in playing an important role to help all our patients achieve their best possible outcomes.”

James R. Ringler, MD is a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. He received his fellowship training in orthopedic trauma at the University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, which consisted of extensive surgery and research of spinal fractures, pelvic fractures, acetabular fractures, foot and ankle injuries, peri-articulator, and long bone fractures. Dr. Ringler completed his residency and internship training at the Grand Rapids Residency Program in orthopedic surgery. He earned his medical degree from Loyola University School of Medicine Illinois. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Miami University, where he graduated summa cum laude. 

To read more about Dr. Ringler, please visit To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ringler, or any of The CORE Institute providers, please call 1.866.974.2673.

About The CORE Institute

The CORE Institute delivers integrated, comprehensive musculoskeletal and neurological care. The CORE Institute is built upon a foundation of pioneering research, academics, community service, and a passion for excellence in patient care. The CORE Institute has locations in Arizona, Michigan, and Louisiana, with clinics planned to open in other states, as well as overseas, in the near future. The organization continues to be a leader in payor-reform initiatives, and it is at the forefront of systems-based quality programs which drive value and improve the quality of patient care.

The CORE Institute's fellowship-trained physicians provide specialized care in the areas of surgical, non-surgical and rehabilitative hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle procedures, joint replacement, sports medicine, arthroscopy, fracture management, orthopedic traumatology, hand and wrist procedures, complex articular cartilage restoration, musculoskeletal oncology, foot and ankle reconstruction, physical medicine and rehabilitation, comprehensive spine care, pain management, clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy, headache and facial pain, neuromuscular medicine, spine and peripheral nerve disease, clinical neuroimmunology, multiple sclerosis, general neurology and rheumatology care.

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