New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center

James C. Vailas, MD

James C. Vailas, MD is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He specializes in sports medicine, and shoulder and knee reconstructions. Dr. Vailas graduated medical school from Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH. He interned and did his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. He completed his fellowship in sports medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Inglewood, California and did a traveling fellowship for pediatrics at St. Sophia’s Children’s Hospital, Athens Greece. Dr. Valias was voted top sports medicine doctor and top Orthopaedic Surgeon by New Hampshire Magazine. He is also the team physician for the Manchester Monarchs, St. Anselm College, and Southern New Hampshire University. Dr. Vailas is President of the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire   Video Introduction Musculoskeletal Institute which he co-founded in 1993.

Dr. Vailas performs surgery at the following facilities:

Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center– Bedford
Catholic Medical Center – Manchester
Elliot Hospital – Manchester
Parkland Medical Center – Derry
St. Joseph Hospital – Nashua
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center – Nashua
Nashua Ambulatory Surgical Center – Nashua

Listen to the public service announcement Manchester Monarchs Team Physician Dr. Vailas did with Monarchs Defenseman Andrew Bonachuck to promote awareness of the steps we need to take to properly assess and treat kids who may have had a concussion.




Dr. Vailas’s Care Team is here to support you as you overcome your injury, and get back to the activities you love.


CareTeam_Headshot_EvansScott M. Evans, PA-C

Scott works closely with Dr. Vailas and may see you before and after surgery.  He is board certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants. Scott completed his master’s program for Orthopaedic Physicians Assistant at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska.



CoordPlaceHolderPam K., Physician Coordinator


Pam manages Dr. Vailas’s patient schedule and communication. If you have any questions or requests about your care, please give Pam a call.


CoordPlaceHolderCindy B., Surgery Coordinator


If you are having surgery, Cindy will be your primary contact from the time Dr. Vailas recommends surgery through your first post-operative visit. She will schedule both your surgery and any pre-operative tests you need.