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Jay R. Lieberman

Jay is professor and chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director, Orthopaedic Institute at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He is also professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering of USC. Prior to joining USC in 2012, Jay was Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director, New England Musculoskeletal Institute at the University of Connecticut. His first faculty position was at the UCLA School of Medicine where he rose to the rank of Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery until he was recruited to Connecticut in 2006.

Jay is a nationally renowned total joint replacement surgeon. In addition, he has a special interest in the treatment of osteonecrosis of the hip and knee. He is in the presidential line for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and will assume the Presidency in 2015. He is a member of the Hip Society, Knee Society and International Hip Society. Jay is also a noted clinician scientist with a focus on developing novel strategies for bone repair. He is considered a pioneer in the field of gene therapy for bone repair. In recognition of this work he has received the Marshall Urist Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society for his contributions to the field of tissue engineering and the Elizabeth Winston Lanier Kappa Delta Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Jay received a B.A. in psychology from Cornell. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College and he did his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the same institution. He subsequently did a fellowship at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Jay is an avid sports fan and still plays basketball. Jay and his wife Laura (Cornell ’80) and their three children live in Los Angeles.