Jack W. Bowling Jr., MD
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Joint Replacement
Dr. Jack Bowling Jr. is a native of Gastonia, North Carolina. He attended North Carolina State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science – Zoology Summa Cum Laude. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed his Orthopaedic residency at Wake Forest University/Baptist Hospital Medical Center in 2000. Dr. Bowling then gained significant experience in joint replacement while completing a prestigious fellowship at Central DuPage Hospital/Rush Presbyterian – Saint Luke’s Hospital in Chicago Illinois. Although joint replacement is his specialty, he also is a leader in sports medicine, arthroscopy of both the hip, knee and shoulder, as well as shoulder replacement. With 14 years of call coverage in Wilmington, Dr. Bowling has gained extensive experience in trauma care, both acute and reconstructive.
During his fellowship, Dr. Bowling learned and mastered a wide range of minimally invasive hip and knee replacement strategies, which he brought with him to Wilmington in 2001. Since then, he has continued to lead in the areas of joint replacement, including teaching his peers, locally and across the country. Dr. Bowling’s attention to detail and soft tissue preservation has contributed to the success and accelerated the recovery of his patients.
James Bennett, PA-C
James “Jay” Bennett, PA-C, was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. He attended Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. While at GWU, he was a member of the baseball team. This experience planted the seed for his love of sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery. After completing his undergraduate degree, he attended the Methodist University Physician Assistant Program. He began practicing as a physician assistant in 2008, initially gaining experience in cardiology and urgent care. In 2010, Jay’s dream of practicing as an orthopaedic surgery physician assistant was realized, and he has continued in this medical specialty ever since. He is certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physicians Assistants (NCCPA).
Ryan Murphy, PA-C
Ryan earned an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro. He then attended the Physician Assistant Program at Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine. Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), Murphy has an extensive background in emergency and sports medicine, and total joint replacement, which make him a great asset to Bowling Orthopaedics.