James A. Moody MD
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James A. Moody, MD

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  • Bio

    James Moody, MD, FAANS, is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, chief of neurosurgery for Methodist Dallas Medical Center, and regarded as as one of the premier specialists in Dallas for the surgical treatment of injuries and diseases of the brain and spine. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and completed his neurosurgical training at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville and Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Moody has been on the medical staff at Methodist Dallas for more than 30 years, and during that time he served as president of the medical staff. He has been a strong community advocate and was instrumental in initiating CareFlite’s air ambulance service and the Level II Trauma Program at Methodist Dallas. In addition, he has been named among the Best Doctors in Dallas by D Magazine 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014.

    Dr. Moody has special interests in general neurosurgery, complex spinal disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, minimally invasive cervical surgery, and minimally invasive lumbar surgery.


    Medical Education: University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston - Galveston, TX
    Internship: Wesley Medical Center - 1973 - Wichita, KS
    Residency: Wesley Medical Center - 1974 - Wichita, KS
    Residency: University of Tennessee Medical Center - 1978 - Memphis, TN

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    • AARMC - AARP Medicare Complete
    • ACCP - Accountable Health Plans of America
    • AEMA - Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
    • AEM/P - Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
    • AET/M - Aetna Medicare HMO
    • AET/H - Aetna US Healthcare HMO
    • AET/P - Aetna US Healthcare/PPO
    • BEECH - Beech Street
    • BLUEH - BlueCross/BlueShield HMO
    • BC - BlueCross/BlueShield POS
    • BCBS - BlueCross/BlueShield PPO
    • CCNWC - CCN Worker`s Comp
    • CIG/H - Cigna/HMO
    • CIG/S - Cigna/POS
    • CIG/P - Cigna/PPO
    • CVCOM - Crime Victims Compensation
    • DEPTL - Dept of Labor(OWCP)
    • EVER - Evercare
    • GWEHE - Great West Healthcare
    • GW/H - Great West/ HMO or One Health Plan
    • GW/P - Great West/ PPO or One Health Plan
    • HS/PP - Health Smart PPO
    • HSMAR - HealthSmart POS
    • HLTSM - Healthsmart Preferred Care
    • HUMGP - Humana Gold + Medicare Alternative
    • HUMGPA - Humana Gold Plus Medicare Advantage HMO
    • HUMP - Humana Medicare PPO
    • MCAID - Medicaid Insurance
    • MCARE - Medicare
    • MC/MC - Medicare/ Medicaid combined
    • MUL - Multiplan
    • PAC/H - Pacificare HMO ( Heritage)
    • SH - Secure Horizons
    • TX/TC - Texas True Choice
    • TRIFL - Tricare for Life
    • UHC - United Healthcare
    • UHN/P - Univ.Healthcare Network PPO
    • WC - Workman's Compensation
Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System or any of its affiliated hospitals.