James J. Rubano, M.D., MBA

Dr. James J. Rubano, M.D., MBA, was born and raised in Carbondale, Pa. He attended Villanova University graduating first in his class with a 3.99 GPA in Biology. While at Villanova, he received numerous academic scholarships and awards including induction into Phi Beta Kappa. After college, Dr Rubano obtained his medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine where he graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors.  He also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Villanova University School of Business.

Upon completion of medical school, Dr. Rubano entered orthopaedic surgical residency at Duke University Medical Center. During residency, Dr Rubano scored in the 99th percentile multiple times on the annual Orthopaedic In-Training Examination (OITE). Following residency, he accepted the prestigious Otto E. Aufranc Fellowship in hip and knee replacement surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA. During fellowship, he received extensive training in both primary and complex/revision joint replacement surgery.

Dr. Rubano is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and a partner in Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists, focusing on hip and knee replacements. He currently performs over 800 joint replacements per year. A significant percentage of his practice is referrals for complex/revision joint replacements. He performs surgery at the Center for Advanced Joint Replacement at Christiana Care’s Wilmington Hospital and Muve Chadds Ford where he performs robotic-assisted joint replacements.

Dr. Rubano is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS), the Eastern Orthopaedic Association (EOA), the Piedmont Orthopaedic Society (POS), and the Delaware Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (DSOS). He serves on the National Physician Advisory Board for Muve, as Vice Chair of the Muve Chadds Ford Ambulatory Surgery Center Board of Directors, and also acts as an orthopaedic industry consultant in various areas, such as joint replacement implant design and the development and implementation of ambulatory surgery center pathways.

Dr. Rubano lives in Wilmington with his wife, 3 children, and 2 dogs.  In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, attending sporting events (especially Villanova Basketball), going to the beach and golfing.

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