James Rex

James Rex , MD

Medical Resident/Fellow

Professional Summary

Professional Background:
James Rex is a native of South Carolina, where he completed his bachelors degree in Bioengineering at Clemson University in 2016 with a focus on biomaterials and implant coatings. This was followed by undergraduate medical education at the Medical University of South Carolina. 

Personal Interests:
In his free time, James enjoys working on carpentry projects, getting outdoors hiking and rock climbing, and exploring the Cincinnati food scene with his wife, Olivia.


Bachelors of Science in Bioengineering: Clemson University Clemson, SC, 2016 (Biomaterials engineering)

Doctorate of Medicine: Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC, 2021


Published Abstracts

Shealy, N., Rex, J., Bradshaw, A., & Gross, C. (2019. ) Dynamic Stretching of Fibrillar Collagen Enhances Cross-linking by Transglutaminas .[Abstract]Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics,

Rex, J., Durante, E., Barcel, A., & Gross, C. (2019. ) MALDI-TOF Analysis of K-wire Biofilms: A Pilot Study .[Abstract]Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics,

Peer Reviewed Publications

Gross C, Della Valle C, Rex J, Sophia T, Durante E (2021. ) Fungal Periprosthetic Joint Infection: A Review of Demographics and Management .Journal of Arthroplasty, ,

Gil D, Rex J, Cobb W, Reukov V, Vertegel A (2018. ) Anti-inflammatory coatings of hernia repair meshes: A pilot study .J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater, ,

Gil, D, Rex, J, Reukov, V, Vertegel (2018. ) In vitro study on the deterioration of polypropylene hernia repair meshes .J Biomed Mater Res Part B , ,

Bredikhin, M., Gil, D., Rex, J., Cobb, W., Reukov, V., & Vertegel, A (2020. ) Anti-inflammatory coating of hernia repair meshes: a 5-rabbit study .Hernia, ,


Poster Presentations

Davis, L., Rex, J., Slone, D., Kubalak, S., Kanal, S., Gross, C. (2019. ) Ultrasound Evaluation of Secondary Features Associated with Peroneal Tendon Pathology .2019 AIUM Convention, Orlando, FL. .

Gil D., Rex J., Reukov V., Cobb W., Vertegel A. (2017. ) Vitamin E-coated hernia repair meshes for mitigation of oxidative stress .2017 IBE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. .

Honors and Awards

2019 -2020 Stephen Canaday Award for Excellence in Anatomy Type:Monetary

Professional Affiliation

2021: Alpha Omega Alpha member