Dr. James A Nunley MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. James Nunley is an orthopedic surgeon in Durham, North Carolina. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Duke University Hospital and Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 41 years. Dr. Nunley accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 131 doctors at Duke University Hospital and one of 34 at Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: Foot & Ankle Surgery

Clinical Interests: Treatment Outcome, Ankle Joint, Metatarsal Bones, Bone Fractures, Retrospective Studies, Articular Range of Motion, Weight-Bearing, Biomechanics

Hospital Affiliation

Duke University Hospital
Ranked #12 in Orthopedics

Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

UCLA Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1973 - 1975

Duke University Hospital
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1975 - 1979

Duke University Hospital
Fellowship, Hand Surgery, 1979 - 1979

Tulane University School of Medicine
Class of 1973

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 33 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Long-term results of debridement and primary repair of peroneal tendon tears.
Demetracopoulos, C. A.,Vineyard, J. C.,Kiesau, C. D.,Nunley, J. A.

Biomechanical assessment of flexible flatfoot correction: comparison of techniques in a cadaver model.
Zanolli, D. H.,Glisson, R. R.,Nunley, J. A.,Easley, M. E.

A Comparison of Nonlocking Semitubular Plates and Precontoured Locking Plates for First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis.
Mayer, S. A.,Zelenski, N. A.,Deorio, J. K.,Easley, M. E.,Nunley, J. A.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Minnesota Blue Cross Accord
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref
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