Name: Dr. Jim Banovetz, M.D. PhD

Position: Orthopedic Surgeon

Describe some of your job duties:
I am an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy (including Arthroscopy of the hip).

Favorite thing about working at SPO:
I enjoy working at SPO because of the hometown feel of the clinic. I like having the time and freedom to do whatever is best for my patients. The fantastic people — partners, staff, and patients — make the clinic all the more enjoyable to work at as well.

What is your greatest accomplishment at work?
My greatest accomplishment at work is developing and managing with my partners and staff…we truly are a world class orthopedic clinic delivering hometown care!

Hometown: I was born in Minneapolis, MN and was raised in DeKalb, IL. My family has been in Wisconsin since before the Civil War.

Hobbies: In my spare time I like engaging in outdoor activities, woodworking, model building and reading.

Family/Pets: My wife (Sheila) and I have a daughter (Mary Beth), three sons (James, John and Joe), and grandchildren together.

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?
Definitely, unquestionably, without a doubt Fleet Farm

What is your favorite movie or TV series?
Amazing Grace

What is your favorite quote, and who said it?
“There’s always a way. Either you find a way, or you make one. If you can’t think of a way, don’t hesitate to ask for help. Take counsel from those who have the information and experience.”  -Hal Moore

Education:
College/Technical College – Washington University, AB in Mathematics, Minor in Medieval Spanish Literature, 1984
Medical School – Northwestern University, MD 1990
Graduate School – Northwestern University, PhD in Neurophysiology 1990
Internship & Residency – University of Missouri, 1990-1995
Fellowship – University of Iowa, Sports Medicine, 1995-1996
Board Certification – Orthopedics and Sports Medicine