Southeastern Spine
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We are growing and excited to announce that Dr. James Ulibarri has joined our Southeastern Spine team! Dr. James “Jim” Ulibarri grew up on a ranch south of Douglas Wyoming and obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Wyoming. He then completed his medical degree and orthopedic surgery training at the University of Wisconsin, followed by his spine surgery training at the University of Pittsburgh. After completion, he and his family spent several years in Knoxville, Tn. where Dr. Ulibarri worked as a spinal surgeon at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Hospital.

Dr. Ulibarri returned to his home state of Wyoming for a number of years, however, East Tennessee had captured his heart. He enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle including activities such as bicycling, paddle boarding, and polo just to name a few. The evolution of Chattanooga as an active city over the years along with the mountain beauty drew him back to East Tennessee. He recently reconnected with Dr. Jay Jolley whom he had originally met 13 years ago.

Dr. Ulibarri is excited to return to East Tennessee joining Southeastern Spine to practice with Dr. Jolley. He is now in his second decade of practicing spinal surgery and has developed special interest in motion preservation and less invasive spinal procedures of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.

Dr. Ulibarri is board certified with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the North American Spine Society.