Jay R. Lieberman, MD, chair and professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has been elected president of the USC Care Medical Group. He will serve as president until June 30, 2018, according to Keck School Dean Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, and Tom Jackiewicz, MPH, senior vice president and CEO of Keck Medicine of USC.

The role of the USC Care president is critical to achieving a high-caliber physician practice within Keck Medical Center of USC, Varma and Jackiewicz stated in the memo. As president, Lieberman will represent the achievements of the practice in the greater USC academic and research communities, and collaborate with leadership across the health system.

Lieberman earned 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. 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.

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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 three books for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons on surgical techniques related to total hip and knee arthroplasty. He has published more than 250 manuscripts, book chapters and reviews.