About JIS Orthopedics

JIS Orthopedics is a patient-focused orthopedic practice built upon excellence since 1972.

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At JIS, we’ve helped our patients get back to living their best lives for nearly 50 years. You can trust our world-class clinical staff to put their experience, expertise and innovative approach to alleviating pain to work for you for another 50 years.

We’re uniquely dedicated to positive patient outcomes, musculoskeletal innovation, and setting the global standard for orthopedic care right here in your backyard.

Learn more about our unique approach to your area of pain:


JIS strives to be the premier orthopedic institution in the Midwest,
which improves the quality of life of our patients through comprehensive musculoskeletal care and innovative research and education.

Excellence | Compassion | Integrity | Teamwork
Innovation | Accountability | Sustainability | Safety


At JIS, we believe in a conservative approach to treatment.
Our non-surgical treatments may be enough to get you back to living a life free of pain. However, sometimes surgery is necessary and that’s when
experience is of the utmost importance.

Since 1972
we’ve performed more than


total procedures.

This includes some of our most common orthopedic procedures.
Annually, we perform more than 5,000 total surgeries
and 1,700 outpatient joint replacements.
Your physician will discuss all available treatment options with you, and together you’ll plan the best course of action. Getting you back to living a pain-free life via the least invasive option available is our main goal.

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At JIS, we’ve dedicated ourselves to the highest level of patient care…and it shows. The numerous national and local awards we earn annually
reflects upon on our desire to provide the best patient care possible. Not to mention earning hundreds of 5-star reviews from patients, both past and present, which means more to us than anything else.



Dr. Mallory, a true medical pioneer, performed the first Total Hip Replacement in Columbus, Ohio.


Dr. Mallory founded Joint Implant Surgeons.
An orthopedic practice specializing in total hip and total knee replacement.


Dr. Adolph Lombardi joined Joint Implant
Surgeons, which would be the beginning of a soon to be 50 year continued expansion.


The JIS family grew again with the addition of Dr. Keith Berend fresh from his training at Duke University. Shortly after, in 2005, JIS moved from its original location to the state-of-the-art facility in New Albany.


JIS welcomed Dr. Jason Hurst, who
spearheaded not only the JIS Joint Preservation Institute but also a departmental
expansion into Shoulders.


One year later JIS expanded it’s Hip & Knee talent pool with the addition of Dr. Michael Morris.


JIS celebrated its 40 year anniverary and
dedication to excellence in the field of


JIS welcomed Dr. David Crawford immediately after completing his fellowship at Joint Implant Surgeons. His addition expanded our offering into hip and knee reconstruction, as well as hip preservation and traumatic joint care.


Dr. Derek Snook brings his 16 years of clinical experience to JIS. His addition marks a new era for JIS allowing the practice to broaden the scope of orthopedic treatments to include spine & neck surgery/treatment.


2018 marks the reorganization of JIS into
4 distinct departments and the beginning of JIS Orthopedics.


In 1971, Dr. Thomas Mallory performed the first total hip replacement in Columbus, Ohio, at the Ohio State University Hospital. He founded Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc. in 1972, an orthopaedic surgery practice specializing in total hip and total knee replacement. In 1987, Dr. Adolph Lombardi, Jr. joined the practice after completing Fellowships at both Joint Implant Surgeons and the National Hospital for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation in Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Keith Berend joined the practice in 2003 after training at Duke University and completing a Fellowship at Joint Implant Surgeons.

Our goal has always been to provide the highest level of excellence
in patient care.

In addition to performing thousands of successful hip and knee replacement surgeries, Joint Implant Surgeons is committed to orthopaedic research. Joint Implant Surgeons was a pioneer in tracking outcomes with an electronic medical records system first implemented in 1980, and all surgery reports back to the beginning of the practice entered into the database. We continuously study the outcomes of our practice and use that information to evolve and improve the quality of our patient care. Our research is regularly published in peer-reviewed orthopaedic journals and textbooks as well as presented by our surgeons at medical conferences worldwide.

A team approach has long been a hallmark of the Joint Implant Surgeons practice. With a well-trained, highly efficient staff in place at every aspect of the practice including the surgery center, the patient floor at the hospital, and the office clinic, Joint Implant Surgeons is able to provide maximum service, quality of care and benefit to the patient. Joint Implant Surgeons has long realized the importance of preoperative education to the recovery process. Well-informed patients know what to expect and how best to facilitate their own recovery process. We have worked closely for many years with physical therapists to develop our rehabilitation program so that patients may recover as quickly as possible with optimal results. A specialized, well-trained, consistent and knowledgeable operating room staff enables our surgeons to perform with skill and precision at peak levels of efficiency while minimizing surgery time and risk of complications.

Joint Implant Surgeons maintains a unique relationship with General Medical Consultants, a practice of internists who specialize in the medical management of surgical patients. Since 1988, General Medical Consultants has maintained office space next to Joint Implant Surgeons. Its physicians perform pre-admission testing of patients undergoing joint replacement as well as assume medical management during the hospital stay. Their expertise in this area has helped to decrease the incidence of medical complications and further enhance the quality of patient care provided by Joint Implant Surgeons.

The physicians of Joint Implant Surgeons were founding members of New Albany Surgical Hospital, an orthopaedic specialty hospital opened in December 2003, which became part of Mount Carmel Health Systems in January 2007. Patients receive outstanding orthopaedic care at this physician-designed facility. Our physicians regularly host orthopaedic education programs, and are visited each year by well over a hundred American and international surgeons.

In 2005, the offices of Joint Implant Surgeons moved from downtown Columbus to a state-of-the-art facility in the New Albany Medical Office Building, located on a picturesque campus right next door to Mount Carmel New Albany Surgical Hospital. At that time many technological upgrades were implemented including a digital radiography system. Joint Implant Surgeons continues into the 21st century as an innovator in the field of joint replacement and in 2018 introduced its newest team member Dr. Derek Snook who is spearheading the new JIS Neck & Spine Department. The addition of Dr. Snook initiated the reorganization of JIS into JIS Orthopedics and the expansion of orthopedic services. We believe that the new JIS Orthopedics will continue the tradition of sucess while offering the finest quality care to patients suffering from degenerative bone diseases.

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