Jay R. Lieberman
Areas of treatment:Osteoarthritis of the hip and knee, degenerative arthritis of the hip and knee, osteonecrosis of the hip and knee
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Jay R. Lieberman, MD
Director of the Institute of Orthopaedics
- Keck Hospital of USC
- USC Healthcare Center 2
About this doctor:
Dr. Lieberman is professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and director of the Institute of Orthopaedics at the Keck Medical Center of USC. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in primary and revision total hip and knee replacement and treatment of osteonecrosis (bone death) of the hip and knee. He is interested in improving outcomes after total hip and knee replacement and how pain management, aggressive physical therapy and preventing deep vein blood clots affect the results of total joint replacement surgery. Dr. Lieberman wants to assess the influence of spirituality on the results of total joint replacement.
Dr. Lieberman is the immediate Past President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He is a member of The Knee Society, The Hip Society and The International Hip Society. He has been named multiple times to the Best Doctors in America list, Top Doctors and as a Southern California Super Doctor. He has co-edited two books for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) on surgical techniques related to total hip and knee arthroplasty. He has published more than 250 manuscripts, book chapters and reviews. Dr. Lieberman has won numerous awards including the Frank Stinchfield Hip Society Award; the Orthopaedic Research Society’s Marshall Urist Award in recognition of his contribution to the field of tissue engineering; and the prestigious AAOS Elizabeth Winston Lanier Kappa Delta Award for his pioneering work related to the development of regional gene therapy to enhance bone repair. Dr. Lieberman received his medical degree from the Albany Medical College of Union University and completed his fellowship training in total joint replacement at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
Education:Doctor of Medicine, Albany Medical College, 1980-1984
Internships:Montefiore Medical Center, Health and Hospital Corporations New York City, Albert Einstein College of Medicine - 1984
Albany Medical Center Hospital - 1985
Residencies:Albany Medical Center Hospital - Orthopaedic Surgery, 1986-1990
Fellowships:Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City - Hip surgery and total joint arthroplasty, 1990-1991
Certifications:Recertified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2013
Professional society memberships:Dr. Lieberman serves as the 25th President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). Having previously served as the association’s first vice president, he assumed the role of president on March 25. Established in 1991, the mission of the AAHKS is to provide leadership in education, advocacy and research to achieve excellence in hip and knee patient care.
Awards:Castle Connolly "Top Doctor,” 2015
Best Orthopaedic Surgeons by The Hollywood Reporter in 2014
Super Doctor by Los Angeles Magazine in 2014
Dr. Lieberman has received numerous awards, including the Frank Stinchfield Hip Society Award and the prestigious ABC Traveling Fellowship, a program of the American Orthopaedic Association. In 2011, the Orthopaedic Research Society named Dr. Lieberman winner of the Marshall R. Urist Award for Excellence in Tissue Regeneration Research. In February 2012 he received the prestigious Elizabeth Winston Lanier Kappa Delta Research Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in recognition of his development of regional gene therapy to enhance bone repair.