Marcus James, RN-FA

Registered Nurse ​

First Assistant, Spine Surgery

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Marcus James is a registered nurse with advance training as a first assistant technician at Southern Adventist University. He has specialized in first-assisting surgeons in complex spine surgeries and innovative spine surgery techniques for more than 25 years. Marcus goes above and beyond for his patients and surgeons, making sure to make a connection with each individual before surgery.


In addition to his time in the operating room, Marcus trains other nurses and first assistants and participates in spine research. Marcus enjoys time with his family, cooking, mountain biking and rock climbing.