Dr. James Makker is a board-certified neurosurgeon. His practice is located in Lake Oswego, Oregon, which puts him in a position to serve the greater Portland area. Originally from Ohio, Dr. Makker graduated from high school early and went to the University of Texas at San Antonio for his undergrad degree. Following that, he went to the School of Medicine there and graduated in another four years from this prestigious program. He also underwent the general surgery internship and passed it with flying colors. Following that, he went on to Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. There, he underwent another seven years in the residency program for neurological surgeons. Following this, he achieved board certification, and has maintained a number of professional associations since then. These include the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the American Medical Association, and the Oregon Medical Association.Neurological surgery, or neurosurgery, is the medical practice of surgically intervening in the brain, spine, or nervous systems. Because injuries in any of these areas tend to complicate things everywhere, neurosurgeons are required to take a comprehensive approach in terms of diagnosis and ultimate treatment. Fortunately, as the science has progressed, more and more of the interventions are minimally invasive, and can have people back on their feet within a day or so. Such specialists are highly prized.Dr. James Makker is such a neurosurgeon. According to, he was rated as the number one neurosurgeon in the Portland area. His continual commitment to the care and well-being of his patients has distinguished him as the best neurosurgeon in the Portland area. He has the expertise and experience to deal with a whole range of neurosurgical problems, and he is glad to help people get back to their normal lives.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2003 - Present


James Makker MD




University of Texas
James Makker MD Background / Education / Affiliations

V. James Makker, MD, MBA

Board-Certified Neurological Surgeon Medical Degree

University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas General Surgery Internship

University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas Neurological Surgery Residency

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Neurological Surgeons Congress of Neurological Surgeons North American Spine Society American Medical Association Oregon Medical Association Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society