James E Wiseman, MD, MBA, FACS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - (Clinical Series Track)

James E Wiseman, MD, MBA, FACS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - (Clinical Series Track)

James Wiseman, MD, MBA, FACS, is a general surgeon and clinical assistant professor with the Division of General Surgery within the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. Through both minimally invasive and more traditional approaches, Dr. Wiseman's practice broadly encompasses most facets of general surgery, including surgical diseases of the liver and biliary tract, foregut (stomach and esophagus), intestinal tract (small intestine, colon, and rectum), and skin and soft tissue. He has extensive experience in the use of robotic platforms for a variety of surgical diseases, with particular interest in inguinal hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction. Additional interests include skin and soft tissue reconstruction after surgical treatment of severe infections.

Dr. Wiseman earned his MD at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He then went on to complete general surgery residency at the Methodist Hospital System in Houston, TX.

Dr. Wiseman earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Eller College of Business at the University of Arizona in December 2019.

Dr. Wiseman has practiced in Tucson for more than 5 years prior to joining the Division of General Surgery at Banner-UMC. He currently serves in the United States Air Force Reserve Medical Corps as a flight surgeon.

Dr. Wiseman has authored more than 15 chapters and peer-reviewed research articles on topics related to general surgery.

Degrees
  • MD: University of Southern California - 2006
  • BA, Theology: Azusa Pacific University - 1999
Honors and Awards
  • Nominee, 2017 Company-Grade Officer of the Year, 301st Fighter Wing, United States Air Force Reserve, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas
  • Alpha Flight Leader, Falcon Squadron, Honor Squadron, “Sully” class 17-02, Officer Training School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery Alabama, March 2017
  • Recipient, 2009 Excellence in Teaching Award, The University of California, Irvine
  • Recipient, 2008 Azusa Pacific University President's Circle Award, Azusa Pacific University, California
  • Recipient, 2007 Golden Scalpel Award, Awarded to the most outstanding intern for teaching, The University of California, Irvine
  • Recipient, 2006 (Inaugural) Tom R. DeMeester, M.D. Excellence in Surgery Award, The Keck School of Medicine at The University of Southern California
  • Scholarship Awardee, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, September, 2005
  • Scholarship Awardee, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, September, 2003
  • Scholarship Awardee, California Medical Association Legislative Day, April, 2004
Internship
  • General Surgery: The Methodist Hospital System - 2013