Grady L. Jeter, M.D.

Dr. Jeter is an orthopedic surgeon whose practice is specialized to the treatment of sports injuries as well as problems of the knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle. Dr. Jeter graduated cum laude from the University of Oklahoma where he received his orthopedic surgery and sports medicine training under Donald H. O’Donoghue, M.D. the father of modern orthopedic sports surgery and the founder of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.  While there, Dr. Jeter conducted original research on the reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee. This research, presented before the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, contributed significantly to the current recognition of the importance of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in athletes and active non-athletes.  For this research, the American Orthopedic Association recognized him as Honor Resident.

Dr. Jeter’s memberships in honorary and professional organizations include:
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • The American Orthopedic Association for Sports Medicine
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Founding Member of the Ikeuchi Society for Arthroscopy and Musculoskeletal Endoscopy
  • International Society for Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Underwater and Hyperbaric Medical Society  

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Dr. Jeter has pursued his personal and professional passion for sports medicine both within his personal practice as well as through his association with multiple athletic teams and events including acting as: the Team Physician for the Hawaiians of the World Football League, a traveling orthopedist for the U.S. Ski Team, Medical Director of the Bruce Jenner Track and Field Classic, the Team Physician for the San Jose Jammers of the Continental Basketball Association, the Team Physician for San Jose City College.

His patients have included Super Bowl winners with multiple rings, Olympic Gold Medalists, World Cup Ski Champions, World Champion Rodeo Cowboys, Big Wave Riders at Maverick, National Rugby Team members, and professional tennis players. In addition, he has cared for youth, high school, and adult athletes participating in a wide variety of activities for the simple love of sports.  The common thread is that each person was doing the thing they love.  Dr. Jeter feels his role is to allow these athletes to continue in their pursuit and passion for sports.


Dr. Jeter’s volunteer service has included both teaching physicians and treating patients in arthroscopy and orthopedic surgery in the Peoples Republic of China, Thailand, Bhutan, and Nepal. His enjoyment for teaching others is also evidenced through his participation as a Founding Member of the Ikeuchi Society for Arthroscopy and Musculoskeletal Endoscopy.

Dr. Jeter is also very active within the community and volunteers his time working with various charities and service organizations. He and his wife, also a medical professional, extend their compassion and caring for others to the animal world. They are active supporters of the Humane Society and personally rescue animals in need—elderly, ill, and abused animals that would otherwise have faced euthanasia. A member of the Board of Councilors for the Defenders of Wildlife, Dr. Jeter has worked to restore the wolf to Yellowstone Park and now is involved in their projects to cope with the effects of global warming on multiple species from the pikas of the Sierras to the polar bears of the arctic.


Dr. Jeter regularly enjoys traveling with his energetic wife in the remote reaches of Glacier Bay Alaska on kayak camping expeditions. They often visit the Silver Bank, a coral reef off the north shore of the Dominican Republic, to snorkel and free dive with the Atlantic Humpback Whales as they give birth and mate. In March 2008, Dr. Jeter was included on NBC’s Today Show feature about this unique experience.  Avid scubas divers, they have visited the reefs of the South Pacific, at times diving in previously unvisited places.  Dr. Jeter and his wife are also enthusiastic and experienced snow skiers.

Dr. Jeter
Grady Jeter, MD