James A. Shankwiler, M.D., has been elected president of the medical staff
at Huntington Memorial Hospital, effective January 1, 2015. A board certified
orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Shankwiler now leads a medical staff of more than
800 active physicians in serving residents of the greater San Gabriel
Valley and beyond.
A Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Shankwiler
is currently a member of Congress Orthopedic Associates, a highly respected
and progressive Pasadena-based orthopedic group dedicated to quality patient
care, cutting-edge research and comprehensive patient education. He is
also the team physician and orthopedic consultant to Pasadena City College.
"Dr. Shankwiler is deeply committed to his patients, his profession
and this hospital,” said Stephen Ralph, president and CEO of Huntington
Hospital. “We are looking forward to working in partnership with
him and our medical staff in finding new and even better ways to serve
Dr. Shankwiler earned his medical degree at University of Southern California
after earning a Bachelor of Science degree (Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian)
from the School of Science at California State University, Pomona. He
completed his internship/residency at the Los Angeles County-University
of Southern California Medical Center, and his fellowship at W.B. Carrell
Memorial Clinic at Baylor University Hospital in Dallas where he was the
first fellow in shoulder and elbow reconstruction (under W.Z. Burkhead).
The author of numerous scientific articles and book chapters concerning
shoulder and elbow pathology, Dr. Shankwiler has also been an invited
lecturer throughout the country. He continues to teach and is a Clinical
Professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Southern California.
Dr. Shankwiler is a member of the American Medical Association, California
Medical Association, Los Angeles County Medical Association, University
of Southern California Graduate Orthopedic Society, and Phi Kappa Phi
Huntington Memorial Hospital is a 625-bed not-for-profit hospital located
in Pasadena, California. It has been ranked nationally by U.S. News and
World Report in two specialties and was named among the top hospitals