James J. Pollifrone, D.O.

James J. Pollifrone, D.O., is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon practicing at the Joint Institute of North Texas at Arlington Orthopedic Association, P.A.

Dr. Pollifrone received his undergraduate degree in mathematics at Hiram College in Ohio, and his medical degree from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He served a surgical internship at Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio, and an orthopedic residency at Dallas/Fort Worth Medical Center, Grand Prairie, Texas.

His specialty includes general orthopedics, hand and total joint surgery, and fracture care for children. He is an active member of the American Osteopathic Association, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, and Tarrant County Medical.

Curriculum Vitae

Education and Training

Pre – Medical:

  • 1980: BA, Mathematics and General Science, Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio 


  • 1984-1985: Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio


  • 1984: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens


  • 1985-1989: Orthopedic Surgery, Dallas/Fort Worth Medical Center, Grand Prairie, Texas

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Part I
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Part II
  • Diplomat, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Experience and Expertise

  • August 2004 – Present, Arlington Orthopedic Associates, P.A., Arlington, Texas


  • Case Study: True/Flex Intramedullary Rod System for the Upper Extremity. Applied Ostco Systems, Walnut Creek, California


  • Musculoskeletal Involvement of Sickle Cell Disease. Presented at M.O.O.S. St Louis, Missouri
  • Treatment of scaphoid fractures and other difficult fractures using the Herbert screw. Presented at M.O.O.S. Tulsa, Oklahoma 1/88
  • History of intramedullary rods. Presented at 33rd annual Postgraduate Seminar AOAO, Scottsdale, Arizona


Professional Organizations:

  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • Tarrant County Medical

Current and Previous Affiliations:

  • President-elect AOAO
  • Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital of Arlington, Arlington, Texas
  • Medical Center of Arlington, Arlington, Texas
  • 2011-Present, President, Arlington Orthopedic Associates
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Medical Center: Ex Official Medical Staff Officer to Board of Trustees
  • 1998-2000. Residency Director Orthopedic Program
  • 1996-2000. Chairman of the Board – DFW Physicians Association
  • 1993-2000, Member Board of Trustees
  • 1993, 1994. Chairman Department of Orthopedics
  • 1989-1993. Chairman Utilization Review,
  • 1994-1995. Chief of Staff
  • 1992, 1997, 1998. Co-Chairman Department of Orthopedics


  • Playing with grandkids