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James Malcolm, M.D.


Adult and Pediatric Spine

General Orthopaedics

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James Robert Malcolm, M.D. has been providing orthopaedic care to patients of Pinnacle Orthopaedics since 2003. His primary practice is located in Marietta, Georgia. He sees patients in the Marietta and Woodstock locations. 

Dr. Malcolm is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and Fellowship Trained in Spine Surgery. His specialties include musculoskeletal disorders of the spine and spinal surgery. 

Dr. Malcolm graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York and received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from F. Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed his Orthopaedic Residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and his Spine Fellowship at the prestigious Twin Cities Scoliosis Spine Center and Orthopaedic Surgery Department at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Dr. Malcolm served in the United States Army as a Colonel in the Medical Corps and retired in 2002. During his military career, he was an army flight surgeon and received many awards including the Bronze Star, many distinguished service medals, and was awarded The Army Surgeon General "A" Designator Award. 

Dr. Malcolm is very involved in research and education. He has published many articles on various topics and is a national speaker on deformities and treatment of the spine. He has served as a Professor of Surgery at USUHS and a Clinical Assistant Professor at The Medical College of Georgia. 

Dr. Malcolm lives in Marietta, Georgia with his wife and three children. He is active in the Boy Scouts and in his free time enjoys flying, sailing, scuba diving, tennis, and woodcarving.

Hospital Affiliations

  • WellStar Kennestone Hospital
  • Northside Hospital
  • Pinnacle Surgery Center Woodstock 

Education & Training

Undergraduate Education
U.S. Military Academy
West Point, New York
Bachelor of Science

Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
Bethesda, Maryland

Postgraduate Training 
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washinton, DC

Orthopaedic Residency
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington, DC

Spine Surgery
Twin Cities Scoliosis Spine Center
The University Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

National Board of Medical Examiners

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American College of Surgeons 

Cobb Medical Society

Georgia Orthopaedic Society

Scoliosis Research Society 

Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons