Meet Dr. Lubowitz

Dr. Lubowitz Santa Fe Knee SurgeonNew Mexico knee surgeon, James Lubowitz, M.D. provides an educational site for patients who are seeking insight and practical knowledge on problems associated with the knee. Focusing on injuries related to the knee, this educational portal highlights the anatomy of the knee, knee conditions, and knee treatments.

The knee is the largest joint in the body – multi-directional movement makes it extremely susceptible to injury. Dr. Lubowitz has been prolific in completing research on injury analysis, and innovative treatment techniques. Dr. Lubowitz presented his findings on a less invasive ACL reconstruction technique at the 2013 Annual Meeting for the Arthroscopy Association of North America. This innovative technique resulted in equivalent knee stability with evidence-based less pain then other common techniques. has awarded Dr. Lubowitz the Arthroscopy award. This award is given to America’s leading physicians who are proficient publisher on a medical condition or specific disease. He is in the top 15% of publishers on knee arthroscopy. Dr. Lubowitz has also been awarded the compassionate doctor recognition from This is awarded to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness and respect.

Dr. Lubowitz currently serves multiple facets of the medical field. He is the director of New Mexico Knee Surgery and Taos Orthopaedic Institute, along with director of Taos Orthopaedic Institute Research Foundation and Taos Orthopaedic Institute Sports Medicine Fellowship Training Program. He is a member of the medical staff for the United States Ski and Snowboard Team and the New Mexico Highlands University, Department of Athletics. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. Staying involved in academia, Dr. Lubowitz is a clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of New Mexico.

In 1984 Dr. Lubowitz completed his Bachelors of Arts at Harvard College. After graduating, he began his study of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he received his Doctors of Medicine in 1988. From 1988 to 1992 he served as a resident at the University California, Los Angeles Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and as a Chief Resident in 1993. From 1993 to 1994, Dr. Lubowitz served as the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Fellow at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There he served as a team doctor for the local professional teams – Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Freedom, and Philadelphia Flyers.

As the director of New Mexico Knee Surgery, Dr. Lubowitz’ clinic is located in Santa Fe, Taos, and Los Alamos. The Santa Fe location is less than one hour North of the Albuquerque airport.

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For more information on knee injuries, please contact New Mexico knee surgeon Dr. Lubowitz, at Santa Fe Knee Surgery.