Providing the absolute best quality orthopaedic care to all of the patients we serve.

Dr. Jimmy M. Tamai was born and raised in the small farming community of Oxnard, California. He completed his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he was named to the Dean’s list for three consecutive years. Dr. Tamai earned his medical degree in 1985 from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. Following graduation he continued his education with an internship at St. Francis Medical Center (University of Illinois) in Peoria, IL and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX.

Dr. Tamai arrived in Fairbanks in 1992 to assume a position as Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon at Bassett Army Community Hospital on Fort Wainwright. At the conclusion of his military service he began working at Tanana Valley Clinic from 1993 through 2005. Dr. Tamai left TVC to hold a position with Advanced Medical Centers of Alaska for the next four years as an Orthopaedic Surgeon before beginning his own solo practice, Orthopaedic Surgical Associates, LLC in 2009 until present.


Professional Associations:


  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Alaska State Orthopaedic Society

  • Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Advanced Instructional Course (Certificate of Completion)

  • Interior Independence Practice Association


Orthopaedic Surgical Associates

1275 Sadler Way, Suite 101

Fairbanks, AK 99701

Tel: 907-374-4463

Fax: 907-374-7072


We Treat The Following
  • Ankles

  • Knees

  • Shoulders

  • Elbows

  • Wrists and Hands

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Sports Injuries

  • Fracture Care

Orthopaedic Surgical Associates, LLC complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. 
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