John Clohisy, MD

John Clohisy, MD

Daniel C. and Betty B. Viehmann Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Division of Joint Preservation, Reconstruction and Replacement

Chief, Adult Reconstructive Surgery

Director, Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Disorders

Medical Director, Orthopaedic Inpatient Services, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

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Common Diagnoses Treated

  • All degeneration conditions of the hip
  • Early arthritic hip disorders
  • Dailed hip replacements
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hip impingement
  • Hip joint labral tears
  • Perthes deformities
  • Prearthritic

Common Procedures

  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Osteoplasty
  • Hip Osteotomies
  • Minimally invasive Hip Replacement
  • Primary and Revision Total Hip Replacement

Clinical Office Locations 

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Shriners Hospital for Children
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

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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.

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.

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

Honors and Awards:

  • 1993 National Institutes of Health Research, Award for Clinical Trainees
  • 2000 Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Physician Award (Excellence in Patient Care)
  • 2001 The William Harris Award (Orthopaedic Research Society)
  • 2001 Bristol-Myers Squibb/Zimmer/OREF Orthopaedic Surgery Career Development Award
  • 2001 Palma Chironis Award (Excellence in Teaching)
  • 2003-2004 President Mid-Central States Orthopaedic Society
  • 2004 Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Career Development Award
  • 2005 AAOS/OREF Traveling Research Fellowship
  • 2008 Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Physician Award (Excellence in Patient Care)
  • 2009 Best Doctor's
  • 2010 James Rand Award for Most Outstanding paper in Arthroplasty paper at AAHKS (co-author)
  • 2010 Daniel C. and Betty B. Viehmann Distinguished Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2011 - 2012 Team Award for Quality Improvement; Orthopedic Quality Improvement Team, Barnes-Jewish Hospital Orthopedics Multidisciplinary Communications Process (Team leader)
  • 2011 Nunley RM, Ruh EL, Zhang Q, Bashyal RK, Della Valle C, Engh Jr. CA, Berend M, Parvizi J, Clohisy JC, Barrack RL. Return to Sexual Function Following Hip Arthroplasty Surgery. OREF – 4/20/11 (OREF/Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Clinical Practice Award)
  • 2011 James A. Rand Award paper Do Patients Return to Work After Hip Arthroplasty Surgery (co-author)2011 Tribology Award at the EFORT meeting A Multi-center Study of the Mid-term Wear Results of Highly Cross-linked Polyethylene THR Components (co-author)
  • 2012 John Charnley Award Clinical Multi-center Studies of the Wear Performance of Highly Cross-linked Remelted Polyethylene in THR. The Hip Society open meeting, San Francisco, CA. (Co-author)
  • 2013 Team Award for Quality Improvement Award (TAQI) Committee Barnes-Jewish Hospital (Team leader) Hip & Knee Replacement Center of Excellence: Transforming Patient Education Curriculum
  • 2014 Team Award for Quality Improvement; Orthopedic Quality Improvement Team, Barnes-Jewish Hospital Preventing Surgical Site Infections-Hip and Knee Replacement Decolonization Team (Team Leader); Rapid Recovery: Increasing Mobility Among Hip Replacement Patients (Team Leader)

Professional Societies and Organizations:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • International Hip Society
  • North American Hip Society
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeries
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • The Interurban Orthopaedic Society
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Arthroplasty Association of North America
  • Mid-Central State Orthopaedic Society (President 2003-2004)

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