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John Clohisy, MD
Daniel C. and Betty B. Viehmann Distinguished Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Director, Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Disorders
Director, Joint Preservation, Resurfacing and Replacement Fellowship
Medical Director, Orthopaedic Inpatient Services, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

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Clinical Specialty
Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Disorders, Hip Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery.

Clinical Interests
Special interest in hip disorders of the young adult and adolescent including: sport injuries, hip impingement, hip dysplasia, Perthes deformities, non-arthritic and early hip joint problems. Surgical expertise in hip arthroscopy, osteotomies, impingement procedures and replacement procedures. Disorders of the hip; interests include total joint replacement surgery, minimally invasive hip replacement, and hip revision procedures. Special interest in hip replacement in young patients.

Research Interests
Research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of pre-arthritic and early arthritic hip disorders. Optimizing joint replacement procedures in young patients, and total joint arthroplasty patient surveillance.

Dr. Clohisy completed his Fellowship Training in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 1996-1997. He completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery, 1992-1996 and Research Fellowship at St. Louis University Health Center, 1990-1992.

The American Orthopaedic Association-Zimmer Resident Research Award, 1992; The NASA Research Associate Award, 1991; The NIH Research Award for Clinical Trainees, 1993; The Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Physician Award (Excellence in Patient Care, 2000; the Bristol-Myers Squibb/Zimmer/OREF Foundation Orthopaedic Surgery Career Development Award, 2001; The William Harris Award for Hip Related Research, 2001; and The Palma Chironis Award (for Excellence in Teaching), 2001. OREF Career Development Award, 2004. AAOS-OREF Traveling Research Fellowship Award, 2005, The Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Physician Award (Excellence in Patient Care) Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 2008. Listed in Best Doctors in America®, 2009-present (Best Doctors, Inc).

Board Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1999

Medical Degree
Northwestern University Medical School

Orthopaedic Surgery, St. Louis University Hospital / St. Louis University School of Medicine

Orthopaedic Research, St. Louis University Medical School
Adult Hip & Knee Reconstructive Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

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