Dr. James' grandfather and father were physicians. He chose medicine because it blended science (his favorite subject) and the art of communication. He received his medical degree from Wake Forest University. This is where he was influenced by Dr. Willis Maddrey to pursue Gastroenterology. Dr. James completed his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Rush Presbyterian in Chicago. Dr. James is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He enjoys family activities, gardening and swimming.