James L. McFadden, MD

Orthopedic Surgery


James L. McFadden, MD, received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He completed his residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and his fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa.

Dr. McFadden's specialties and clinical interests include hand, wrist and elbow surgery, upper extremity trauma, fracture care, nerve surgery and shoulder surgery including arthritis, rotator cuff, shoulder replacement and arthroscopic surgery. He is originally from Columbia and is excited to be back in his hometown practicing at Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center.

Our Vision: To be known for clinical excellence and remembered for compassionate care.


Education and training

Specialty Orthopedic Surgery

Board CertifiedBoard eligible

EducationMedical University of South Carolina

ResidencyUniversity of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham

FellowshipFlorida Orthopaedic Institute

Our affiliate system

Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. Our 30,000 team members are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of you and your family. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded at a later date and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

Our promise is to: Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.

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Palmetto Health is becoming Prisma Health. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group is part of Prisma Health.