Jim was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. After completing undergraduate studies and medical school at the University of Arkansas, Jim moved onto Music City for a residency in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Jim joined Vanderbilt faculty in July 2014.
Osteomyelitis, Staphylococcus aureus pathogenesis, pediatric infectious diseases
Host-pathogen interactions during musculoskeletal infection, bone biology, osteoimmunology, Staphylococcus aureus pathogenesis, Salmonella pathogenesis, antibiotic tolerance