David J. Jacofsky, MD

DJJChairman & Chief Executive Officer

David J. Jacofsky, MD is an international speaker and respected authority in complex adult joint reconstruction, total joint replacement, traumatology and oncology.  He is committed to delivering the finest patient care possible, community service, research and education.  Dr. Jacofsky has extensive background in business management. He chairs the Orthobiologics Committee for Stryker Orthopedics, is a Board Member for Cold Plasma Medical Technologies, has been the CEO of multiple successful start-up companies, and has overseen The CORE Institute’s strategy and growth since inception. Dr. Jacofsky is on the Editorial Board of The Journal of ArthroplastyClinical Orthopedics and Related Research, and Orthopedics.

Dr. Jacofsky continues his career as the Chairman of The CORE Institute after a successful tenure as a Division Director and Assistant Residency Director at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He brings to The CORE Institute the best of what Newsweek magazine hails as “the top rated Orthopedic Department in the United States 12 years running.” The Arizona Business Magazine recognized him at their Healthcare Leadership awards two years running, receiving the Special Merit Award for Innovation in 2013 and the Surgeon of the Year Award in 2012. In addition, he received “Leaders in Joint Replacement” Award from OrthopedicsToday in 2013 and was recognized as PHOENIX Magazine’s “Top Doc” in 2010.  He also received the 2013 Health Care Leadership Award from AZ Business Journal.

His career landmarks include graduating Valedictorian of his high school class, highest honors at Lehigh University, valedictorian and magna cum laude at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, orthopedic surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and finally a fellowship in orthopedic oncology and complex adult reconstruction from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. During his medical education he received numerous awards including the 2001 Mayo Scholar award and the Joe Janes Humanitarian Award Dr. Jacofsky was named Surgeon of the Year by Phoenix Business Journal in 2012 and received an award for being a leader in innovation in health care from the same magazine in 2013.

Dr. Jacofsky is extensively involved with academic medicine. To date, he has 41 peer reviewed publications, 19 book chapters and three (3) orthopedic textbooks to his credit. He routinely lectures at local, regional, national and international events. He is board certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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