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James Waldron, MD

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About James Waldron, MD

Dr. Waldron grew up in San Antonio, TX. He graduated from Rice University in 1995 before pursuing his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine where he graduated first in his class. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

He then moved to northern California where he completed his training in Neurological Surgery at the prestigious University of California, San Francisco. After his residency, he completed advanced fellowship training in Endovascular Neurosurgery/Interventional Neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center.

Dr. Waldron specializes in the treatment of brain aneurysms and cerebrovascular disease utilizing both endovascular and open surgical techniques. He also has deep interests in neuro-oncology, skull base surgery, radiosurgery, and treatment of disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.

Dr. Waldron remains committed to the advancement of neuroscience research. He has previously pursued National Institutes of Health funded research work on brain tumors and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in the laboratory of Andrew Parsa, MD, PhD, at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Waldron currently see patients at our NeuroTexas locations in Downtown Austin, Cedar Park and Round Rock.

Dr. Waldron has been recognized as a Top Doc 2020, 2021 and 2022 by Austin Monthly Magazine. Winners are nominated by their peers as among the best in their region/nation in their medical specialty.



LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
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Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
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Background

Education
  • Medical School: University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School (1999)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Brigham & Womens Hospital (2000)
  • Internship: General Surgery, University Of California (2004)
  • Residency: Neurological Surgery, University Of California (2009)
  • Fellowship: Radiology/Vascular and Interventional Radiology, University Of California (2011)
Certifications
  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery
Industry Relationships

Physicians who are not employed, contracted with administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health are not required to report relationships and activities with industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry). Information regarding these relationships is therefore not available on this page. However, patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

Reviews (112) for James Waldron, MD

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Sep 8, 2022
Very good bedside manner, answered all our questions.
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Sep 8, 2022
Very professional and very helpful. Both the PA and the Doctor were very comforting
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Sep 8, 2022
Very thorough
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Aug 30, 2022
Dr. Waldron is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. He's very knowledgeable caring and Takes time to answer all questions. I am so going to have him as my doctor.
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Aug 28, 2022
Good experience. He could have been more direct with his communication but overall a good experience.
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Aug 24, 2022
Thorough, communicates great.
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Aug 23, 2022
Genuinely caring, extremely knowledgeable and able to communicate complex medical issues and easy to understand Laymans terms, conveys a sense of confidence without any arrogance at all. A wonderful doctor and person
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Aug 18, 2022
Spent lots of time addressing my issues
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Aug 18, 2022
Excellent care and attention!
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Aug 17, 2022
Excellent listener!
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Aug 10, 2022
Very thorough and explained in depth and detail what will be done step by step.
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Aug 10, 2022
He took the time to explain things to me that were obvious to him, but completely new to me. He told me my next steps and walked me though the explanation.
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Aug 5, 2022
Outstanding all around
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Jul 29, 2022
Dr. Waldron took his time to go over my records and options with me. I appreciate the fact that he didn't take it upon himself to make medical decisions for me.
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Jul 29, 2022
Very caring, listens.
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Jul 28, 2022
Explained the "so-what" of my imaging/CTA results in plain language and took the time to be thorough in explanations.
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Jul 28, 2022
Dr Waldron did a lumbar fusion on me in February and I still having back pain don't know is his fault or mine!Great great dr I like him a would recommend him to anyone!
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Jul 27, 2022
He is caring and thorough.
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Jul 22, 2022
Thank you for taking good care of us Dr. Waldron!
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Jul 16, 2022
He was very kind in answering all my questions, and explaining things very well
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Jul 13, 2022
Very caring, my problem was resolved in a matter of minutes!!
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Jul 10, 2022
I was satisfied
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Jun 23, 2022
Dr. Took his time with us. Great Dr.
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Jun 11, 2022
Everything was well explained the procedure and all
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Jun 1, 2022
Dr. Waldron was very kind and caring!
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Jun 1, 2022
He understood my problem and was a big help.
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May 26, 2022
Dr Waldron was wonderful. He was Very understanding and explained the surgery to me. He fitted me into his busy schedule to do brain surgery within the week. My surgery scar is healing well and he even visited me in ICU at 4am!
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May 19, 2022
Very pleased
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May 12, 2022
History with provider outstanding!
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May 10, 2022
Excellent
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May 4, 2022
Very professional
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Apr 28, 2022
Very nice and explained my problem.
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Apr 28, 2022
I knew when I met him, he was the best neurosurgeon for me.
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Apr 23, 2022
He was able to listen to and address all of my concerns confidently and in a way that also respected my experience. When I asked questions he went in to much more detail. I have already recommended him to a friend because of my experience.
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Apr 22, 2022
Very satisfied
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Apr 20, 2022
Dr Waldron explained everything carefully and showed interest in my concerns. Provided follow up referral to eliminate any further worries.
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Apr 10, 2022
He was vary careing heplfull on telling me what I needed to know.
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