Our Physicians

James Kimbro Maguire, Jr., M.D.

Spinal Disorders and Spinal Surgery Specialist (Neck & Back)


Dr. Maguire went to medical school at the University of Tennessee in Memphis and was honored to be inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. More than 50 Nobel Prize winners have been AΩA members. Dr. Maguire did his orthopaedic surgery residency at the world-renowned Campbell Clinic in Memphis. It is one of the oldest orthopaedic surgery programs in the country and has for many years published the multi-volume textbook considered to be the "bible" of orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Maguire spent a year in spine surgery fellowship training under the world-renowned pioneer in spine surgery Dr. Edward Simmons.

Dr. Maguire was the first fellowship-trained spine surgeon to come to Knoxville. He has more experience than any other spine surgeon in Knoxville having done over 5000 surgeries on the neck and back in the last 26 years. He is the only surgeon in Knoxville who is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society. This prestigious organization only accepts members who have contributed to research on spinal deformity. Dr. Maguire is also one of only three members of The American Orthopaedic Association in Knoxville. Orthopaedic surgeons who have made a significant contribution to orthopaedic leadership, academic education, research and in the practice of orthopaedic surgery are selected for AOA membership.

Dr. Maguire is also an active member of the North American Spine Society and has served on the editorial review board for the journal Spine. He currently serves as an oral examiner for The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

In his free time, Dr. Maguire enjoys the visual arts. He has been on the board of the Knoxville Museum of Art for over 20 years. He was elected chairman of the board in 1999 and won the Clayton Award in 2008. He also serves on the board of the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville. Dr. Maguire maintains an active lifestyle through running, working out, and playing tennis. 

He considers it a privilege to put his knowledge and experience to work for his patients.

Dr. Maguire's performance recognized 

Guided by experts, ProPublica calculated and compared complication rates for surgeons performing one of eight elective procedures over a three-year period from the Medicare database. They released this information to the public in 2015. Dr. Maguire had the fewest complications following posterior lumbar fusion of any surgeon in the area. For more information, click here.

Contact Information

Office Info KOC: 865-558-4400
Appointments: 865-558-4444
Office Location

Old Weisgarber Road

Fort Sanders West

North Knoxville Medical Center Physicians Plaza

Administrative Assistant


865-450-1231 or internal ext 4231

865-410-7890 or internal ext 7890



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  • B.S., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1978
  • M.D., University of Tennessee, Memphis, 1983


  • Methodist Hospital, Memphis, 1984


  • General Surgery, Methodist Hospital, Memphis, 1985
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, The Campbell Clinic, Memphis, 1988


  • Spine Surgery, The State University of New York, Buffalo, 1989

Began Practice At KOC

  • 1989

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Distinctions

  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Author of several articles related to spinal disorders


  • Spinal Disorders and Spinal Surgery