James J. Rubano, M.D., MBA

Biography

Dr. James Rubano, M.D., MBA, was born and raised in Carbondale, Pa. He attended Villanova University graduating first in his class with a 3.99 GPA in Biology. While at Villanova, he received numerous academic scholarships and awards including induction into Phi Beta Kappa which was awarded to the top 2% of his class. After college, Dr Rubano obtained his medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine where he graduated in the top 3% with Alpha Omega Alpha induction.

Upon completion of medical school, Dr. Rubano entered orthopaedic surgical residency at Duke University Medical Center. During residency, Dr Rubano scored in the 99th percentile multiple times on the yearly Orthopaedic In-Training Examination (OITE). Following residency, he accepted the prestigious Otto E. Aufranc Fellowship in hip and knee replacement surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA. During fellowship, he received extensive training in both primary and complex/revision joint replacement surgery.

Dr. Rubano is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery, specializing in hip and knee replacements. He currently performs over 800 joint replacements per year and is the highest volume joint replacement surgeon in Delaware. A significant percentage of his practice is referrals for complex/revision joint replacements. He performs surgery at the Center for Advanced Joint Replacement at Christiana Care’s Wilmington Hospital and same-day surgery at the Delaware Outpatient Center for Surgery

Dr. Rubano is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS). He also holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Villanova University School of Business. . He serves on the national advisory board for ValueHealth Muve, a hyperspecialized joint replacement program with surgery centers across the US. He also acts as a consultant to orthopaedic industry in various areas, such as joint replacement implant design and the development and implementation of ambulatory surgery center pathways.

Dr. Rubano lives in Wilmington with his wife, 3 children, and 2 dogs. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, attending sporting events (especially Villanova Basketball), going to the beach and golfing.

Honors

  • Top Doctor by Delaware Today: 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • #1 Volume Joint Replacement Surgeon in Delaware

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VERY KIND AND SENSITIVE

I want to thank Dr. Rubano and his team for everything they’ve done for me. I am able to walk properly because of you. You are an excellent doctor and I cannot thank you enough. My experience for both my knee operations have been positive. You are very kind and sensitive. My heartfelt thanks to you and everyone who was on your team. Competent and sensitive physicians like you are the prize and asset to the medical profession.

- D. C.

THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL

Dr. Rubano, you certainly have a God given talent in doing what you do. I am so thankful and grateful that I had my hip replacement. You did good!

- Linda M.

VERY MANAGEABLE AND COMFORTABLE

I recently ran the Tokyo Marathon and although I have the typical physical issues that go along with a race, the major concerns with my knees had absolutely no impact or posed any challenge to the race. I had no pain at all in my knees, not even the more severe left knee. My hips had minimal discomfort at best. As a Masters Distance runner, I believe our HCP’s are partners in our training and an integral part of an athlete’s success and Dr. Rubano is an excellent example of that partner. For this last race in Japan, he helped make a very challenging course very manageable and comfortable. So thank you!

- Neil G.

Getting Around and Doing Well

Thank you to Dr. Rubano for my Mom’s first hip surgery in the spring. We drove to the top of the mountain and she made a short walk to the peak with her Rollatur! Thank you for making it possible. She is getting around and doing well. I cannot thank you enough!

- Anonymous

Very Manageable and Comfortable

I recently ran the Tokyo Marathon and although I have the typical physical issues that go along with a race, the major concerns with my knees had absolutely no impact or posed any challenge to the race. I had no pain at all in my knees, not even the more severe left knee. My hips had minimal discomfort at best. As a Masters Distance runner, I believe our HCP’s are partners in our training and an integral part of an athlete’s success and Dr. Rubano is an excellent example of that partner. For this last race in Japan, he helped make a very challenging course very manageable and comfortable. So thank you!

- Neil G.