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James Christensen, MD

  • Specialities

    Hand & Upper Extremity

  • Fellowship

    Hand Surgery - Merritt Hospital & Highland General Hospital

  • Residency

    University of California, Davis Medical Center

  • Medical School

    Creighton University School of Medicine

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Dr. Christensen received his medical degree from Creighton University and did his residency at University of California Davis Medical Center. He also completed a hand surgery fellowship at the Merritt Hospital and Highland General Hospital in Oakland, CA.

He served two years in the United States Navy as a staff orthopedic surgeon and has been practicing at the Reno Orthopedic Clinic since 1979. He is the past Chief of Staff at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. He is subspecialty trained in hand surgery and board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

I was diagnosed with keinbock's disease in my writs 7 years ago by my primary physician. After seeing several different wrist doctors in Reno (maybe all but him) with no answers or action, I ended up having surgery at UC Davis. Then a friend recommended Dr. Christensen. The very first appointment I knew he was the one I wanted treating me. Very knowledgeable and great bedside manner. I have had 3 surgeries with him and several injections. His staff is amazing. Not looking forward to his retirement 🙁

Dr. James Christensen is a very talented and knowledgeable doctor. I love going to the office because it is very efficient and you don't have to waste your time in the waiting room. I would highly recommend this office!!

Dr. Christensen was very professional and I would highly recommend his knowledge and understanding of the hand. My appointment went flawless and I'm glad I waited to meet with him and get his perspective on my problem. Would definitely return if my problem becomes unmanageable!