James M. Saucedo, MD
Specialized in Hand Surgery
Dr. James Saucedo grew up near Houston in Rosenberg, Texas. As an undergraduate at Baylor University, he was active in various organizations, including Habitat for Humanity and the pre-medical honor society. In addition to his pre-medical focus, he studied world cultures, world literature and international human rights. He was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society as a junior and graduated summa cum laude as a University Scholars major in 2003.
Dr. Saucedo achieved his MD at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 2008 where his classmates named him “Most Likely to Make Your Day”. Even as a student, he recognized the need to better understand the health care system and enrolled at the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Rice University, where he earned a Masters of Business Administration in 2007.
Dr. James Saucedo completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency in Chicago, Illinois at Northwestern University in 2013, where he was awarded the Brian Hartigan, MD Award for compassionate care, clinical excellence, and commitment to teaching. He went on to complete his Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington in 2014 where he learned from Orthopedic and Plastic Surgeons to care for patients with conditions ranging from severe trauma at Harborview Medical Center to children with congenital hand differences at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
During residency, he worked with his mentors to develop a “Business of Orthopedics Lecture Series” that invited speakers to lecture on practice management topics often left out of traditional medical curricula. Based on the success of the program, Dr. Saucedo was later asked to help develop a similar series that could be distributed to other residency programs.
He remains involved with various medical organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), where he serves on the leadership council as the Practice Division Director, a position that helps support and coordinate 11 volunteer committees and places him on the Board of Specialty Societies (BOS), where he represents the ASSH and co-chairs the Professionalism Committee. He is especially excited to be working with other ASSH members and staff to develop a comprehensive online practice management education resource for its members, called Hand-P, which was launched in 2022, as well as another endeavor that focuses on improving access to quality upper extremity care for patients from all backgrounds.
He practiced in San Antonio from 2014 to 2019 at The Hand Center of San Antonio and part-time at the Audie Murphy VA Hospital from 2016 to 2019, where he maintained a busy clinical practice and helped train residents and fellows. He also created an elective program for Orthopedic Surgery Residents from Madrid, Spain through which they can travel to the United States to gain more experience in Hand and Wrist Surgery through observation and various hands-on labs.
He now lives in The Woodlands, Texas with his college sweetheart and three beautiful and talented children.
He loves teaching and presenting in various settings, and he enjoys spending his free time with his family, listening to music and roasting coffee.
For more information about his background and accomplishments, you can review his Curriculum Vitae (CV) by clicking here.