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James Michael Fait, M.D.

  • JAMES MICHAEL FAIT, M.D.

    ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

EDUCATION

University of California, San Diego
Revelle College
San Diego, California
Bachelors of Science, Bioengineering
Minor Degree: Economics
Minor Degree: Political Science
1988-1992

University of California, Davis
School of Medicine
Sacramento, California
Doctor of Medicine
1992-1996

Internship and Residency

University of California, Davis
School of Medicine
Sacramento, California
Internship, Department of Surgery
1996-1997

University of California, Davis
School of Medicine
Sacramento, California
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery
1997-2001

Postdoctoral Training

Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Clifford W. Colwell, Jr., MD
La Jolla, California
Fellow, Lower Extremity Reconstruction
2001 -2002

EXPERIENCE

James M. Fait, M.D., APC
2220 Otay Lakes Road
Suite 502-123
Chula Vista, CA 91915
2013-Present

Foundation Medical Group, Inc.
Private Practice
2012-Present

Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Kaiser Foundation Hospital – San Diego Medical Service Area
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, California 92120
2002- 2012

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

Parkview Community Hospital
3865 Jackson Street
Riverside, California 92503
2013- Present

Whittier Hospital Medical Center AHMC
9080 Colima Road
Whittier, California 90605
2012- Present

Sharp Coronado Hospital
Staff Physician, Active status
250 Prospect Place Coronado, California 92118
2002-Present

Kaiser Foundation Hospital – San Diego
Zion Medical Center
Staff Physician, Active status
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, California 92120
2002-2012

Palomar Medical Center
Pomerado Health System Staff Physician,
Active status
555 E. Valley Parkway
Escondido, California 92025-3048
2002-2012

Escondido Surgery Center
Staff Physician,
Active status
343 East Second Avenue Escondido, California 92025
2002-2012

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION/FDA COURSE COMPLETION

MAKOplasty Robotic assisted Unicompartmental
Knee Replacement Course
San Francisco, California
July 2012

Advanced Anterior Approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty
June 9-10, 2011
San Francisco, California

Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Instructional Course
March 30, 2007
Irvine, California

Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty
Advanced Instructional Course San Diego, California
March 3-4, 2006

HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS

2011 Kaiser Permanente Southern California Permanente
Medical Group Outstanding Physician Partner
January 2012

Patient’s Choice Award – MDx Medical
List of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors
June 3, 2011

Nominee, Elisabeth Schilling Award for
Compassionate Care – Permanente Medical Group
2009-2010

Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Quality of Care Annual Award
2005-Present

Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Annual Physician Recognition Award
2002,2003, 2004, 2005

Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Partner Physician
2005-present

Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation’
Paul R. Lipscomb Alumni Society
Graduate Research Symposium
Outstanding Orthopaedic Surgical Resident, Class of 2001
June, 2001

University of California, Davis
School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
1996-1997 Outstanding Intern Award
June 1997

Paul R. Lipscomb Award
Excellence in Orthopaedics
June 1996

Robert G. Taylor, MD Award
Excellence in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
June 1996

University of California, San Diego
Revelle College
Provost’s Honors List
1988-1992

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

  • Revision Hip Arthroplasty for Vancouver Type B2 and B3 Periprosthetic Femoral Fractures using a Modular, Tapered Femoral Component. Ryan, Michael G., Fait, James M., Barnes, Glenn D. International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, 23rd Annual Congress, October 6-9,2010, Festival City, Dubai, UAE.
  • Revision Hip Arthroplasty for Type MB Femoral Defects using a Modular, Tapered Femoral Component. Ryan, Michael G., Fait, James M., Barnes, Glenn D. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery 2010 Annual Meeting, March 9-13,2010. New Orleans, LA, USA.
  • Techniques in Hip and Knee Replacement. Fait, James M. Southern California Society for Orthopaedic Technicians, 2009 Annual Course, November, 2009. San Diego, California.
  • Postoperative Care and Management of Hip and Knee Replacement Patients. Fait, James M. National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, Southern California Chapter Meeting, 2008, San Diego, California.
  • Management of Open Fractures. Fait, J. Multidisciplinary Conference of Trauma Surgery. UC Davis Medical Center, May 2001. Sacramento, California
  • Accuracy of Articular Reduction following ORIF of Acetabular Fractures:An Analysis of a Single Surgeon’s Initial Practice Experience. Olson, Steven A., Fait James M., Verhey, Peter, Finkmemeier, Christopher G. Orthopaedic Trauma Association, 2000 Annual Meeting, October 12-14,2000. San Antonio, Texas, USA.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Licensed in California, since 1998
State of California, Department of Public Health, Fluoroscopy X-Ray Supervisor and Operator
RHC 143778

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, member since 2012
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, member since 2005
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, member 1996
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