Joseph Iannotti, MD, PhD
Joseph Iannotti is Maynard Madden Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Lerner College of Medicine and Chairman of the Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Clinical Research Center and has a joint appointment in the Department of Bioengineering.
Dr. Iannotti joined Cleveland Clinic in 2000 from the University of Pennsylvania leaving there as a tenured Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of the Shoulder and Elbow Service. Dr. Iannotti received his MD from Northwestern University in 1979, completed his Orthopaedic Residency training at the University of Pennsylvania in 1984, and his PhD in cell biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987.
Dr. Iannotti’s has a very active referral surgical practice that is focused on the treatment of complex and revision problems of the shoulder with a primary interest in the management of complex shoulder problems in joint replacement and reconstruction.
Dr. Iannotti has published two textbooks on the shoulder, one in its second edition and the other in its third edition. He has authored over 250 original peer reviewed articles, review articles and book chapters. Dr. Iannotti has 10 awarded patents and over 40 pending patent applications related to shoulder prosthetics, surgical instruments and tissue engineered implants.
He has given awards for his academic work from the American Orthopaedic Association, including the North American and ABC traveling fellowships and the Neer research award in 1996 and 2001 from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He has won the Orthopaedic resident teaching award in 2006 for his role in research education. He was awarded the Mason Sones Innovator of the Year award in 2012 from Cleveland Clinic.
He has served in many leadership roles at the national level which include past Chair of the Academic Affairs Council and the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. In addition he has served and chaired several committees of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and was President of this International Society of shoulder and elbow surgeons 2005 - 2006. He is now chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.