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Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD, FACS

Adolph V. Lombardi, JR., MD, FACS Dr. Lombardi:

  • Utilizes minimally invasive techniques.

  • Has been an oral examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery since 1997.

  • Is a designer of the Vanguard Knee System.

  • Has published over 100 research articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.

  • Joined Joint Implant Surgeons in 1987 and is now its president.


Dr. Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr. of New Albany, Ohio, received his bachelor’s degree from Saint Joseph’s University and his medical degree from Temple University. He completed postgraduate training in general surgery at Temple University Hospital and in orthopaedics at Albert Einstein Medical Center, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Lombardi pursued two Fellowships in Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee: one with Thomas H. Mallory, MD at Joint Implant Surgeons in Columbus and the other with Gerard A. Engh, MD at the National Hospital for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and the Anderson Orthopaedic Institute in Arlington, Virginia. He joined the practice of Joint Implant Surgeons in 1987 and is now its president.

Dr. Lombardi’s vision for a physician-owned musculoskeletal specialty hospital spurred the development of New Albany Surgical Hospital, which opened in December 2003 and became part of Mount Carmel Health Systems in January 2007. He served as President of Medical Staff Services (2006-2007) and Chairman of the Department of Surgery (2003-2004). He currently serves as vice-chairman of the hospital management company. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University in both the Department of Orthopaedics and the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He has authored numerous textbook chapters and over 100 research articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals. In addition to having lectured at hundreds of medical meetings around the world, he annually hosts over a hundred visiting national and international surgeons to observe his surgery and practice.

He is a designer of the Maxim Knee System and the Vanguard Knee System, which are used internationally, as well as the AVL Anti-Subluxation Rotating Hinge Knee, the Max-Ti Reconstruction Acetabular Cage System, and most recently, the Signature System in which patient-specific custom guides for performing primary total knee arthroplasty are generated from MRI data. He is a reviewer for The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, The Journal of Arthroplasty, The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Surgical Technology International, and a member of the Adult-Reconstruction Hip Subcommittee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and has been an oral examiner since 1997.

His many professional memberships include The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), The Hip Society, The Knee Society, The International Society of the Knee, The American Orthopaedic Association, The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, The Orthopaedic and Research Education Foundation, and the Japanese Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Lombardi is the Past President of The Hip Society and Chair, Subcommittee on Adult Reconstruction Hip for the AAOS. He has been a clinical investigator for several FDA investigational device exemption studies, including a ceramic-on-ceramic total hip arthroplasty articulation, a compression-loaded hip femoral component, and a rotating-platform total knee component. His special interests include less-invasive total knee and total hip arthroplasty, minimally invasive partial knee replacement, complex reconstruction, and rapid rehabilitation protocols for faster recovery after surgery.

Dr. Lombardi's Research & Publications


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