James Rhee, MD – Spinal Disorders/Physical Medicine

Dr. Rhee’s practice is centered on the non-operative management of spine, sports and occupational rehabilitation. He employs non-invasive and minimally invasive techniques to optimize pain relief and increase function.
Prior to joining the Northern California Spine Institute, Dr. Rhee was at Alpine Spine, Sports and Rehabilitation at McKaay-Dee Hospital and Ogden Regional Medical Center; he was Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services at Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson, AZ, and was Staff Physiatrist at Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital.
Dr. Rhee is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a subspecialty in Pain Medicine.

• Undergraduate, Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, University of California, Davis
• Medical School, Doctor of Medicine, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL
• Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern Univ. Medical School, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
• Internship, General Surgery, Preliminary, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL

Additional Information
Dr. Rhee is an active member of the International Spinal Injection Society, Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation, American Pain Society, and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Rhee’s military service includes Brigade Surgeon/Troop Medical Clinic Officer-in-Charge, United States Army, 64th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Carson, CO; and Troop medical Clinic Officer-in-Charge, United States Army, 150th Medical Detachment, Camp Carroll, South Korea
Dr. Rhee was raised in Ohio but spent a number of years in the Bay Area, receiving his college degree from the University of California, Davis. He had practiced in Arizona and Utah and recently relocated to the Bay Area. He lives in the Tri-Valley area with his family and is active in a variety of outdoor activities.

Hacienda Surgery Center
4626 Willow Road, Suite 100
Pleasanton, Calif., 94588

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