Dr. James V Nepola MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. James Nepola is an orthopedic surgeon in Iowa City, Iowa and is affiliated with University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and has been in practice for 36 years. Dr. Nepola accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 30 doctors at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Gujarati and Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: Orthopedic Trauma, Shoulder Surgery

Clinical Interests: Workers' Compensation, Retrospective Studies, Treatment Outcome, Shoulder Joint, Tibial Fractures, Time Factors, Articular Range of Motion, Wound Healing, Fracture Healing

Hospital Affiliation

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Ranked #26 in Orthopedics

Education & Medical Training

St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1978 - 1980

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1980 - 1984

St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Internship, General Surgery, 1978 - 1980

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Class of 1978

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 5 years in Internal Medicine

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Effect of Aspirin on Bone Healing in a Rabbit Ulnar Osteotomy Model.
Lack, W. D.,Fredericks, D.,Petersen, E.,Donovan, M.,George, M.,Nepola, J.,Smucker, J.,Femino, J. E.

The Effect of Transdermal Nicotine on Fracture Healing in a Rabbit Model.
Donigan, J. A., Fredericks, D., Nepola, J. V., Smucker, J. D.

Case report and literature review anterior shoulder dislocation with three-part proximal humerus fracture and humeral shaft fracture.
Flint, J.H., Carlyle, L.M., Christiansen, C.C., Nepola, J.V.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health Banner Health Network
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Connecticare FlexPOS
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group HMO/Open Access
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net Arizona HMO
  • Health Net Arizona PPO/POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United - River Valley Neighborhood Health Partnership
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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