Our Physicians

James A. Wilkerson, MD, FAAOS

Hand Surgeon
Orthopedic Surgeon


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Hand Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Surgery


Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Associate Master Instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America


Brown University, Medical School, Providence, RI
University of Maryland Medical Center, Surgical Internship and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Baltimore, MD
Columbia University, fellowship in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery, New York, NY

Dr. Wilkerson is a board-certified hand surgeon who specializes in disorders of the hand, wrist and elbow in children and adults. He has published multiple papers and book chapters on acute, chronic, and traumatic conditions involving the upper extremity.

Dr. Wilkerson was born in New York City and raised in northern New Jersey. He and his wife have two children and live in Cumberland. When not seeing patients Dr. Wilkerson enjoys spending time with his family and hiking, skiing, and biking throughout Maine. Dr. Wilkerson serves on the ASSH volunteer services committee and has previously volunteered on surgical relief missions to Haiti and Vietnam.

Treatment Philosophy

"My number one goal for every patient I treat is to get them back to doing what they want to do, whether it's playing for the Red Sox or playing with their grandkids. If it’s important to you, it’s important to me."

I highly recommend Dr. Wilkerson. My broken elbow was the first time I'd broken any bone and I wasn't sure what to expect. Dr. Wilkerson was a good listener and took the time to explain exactly where my elbow was broken while going over the x-ray; he also listened to my concerns. I'm very pleased with the result of the surgery, my mobility, comfort, and being able to get back into my favorite activities. Great doctor and staff at Spectrum was really friendly, knowledgeable, and professional.

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