Specializes in: Minimally invasive total knee and total hip arthroplasty, minimally invasive partial knee replacement, complex revision of failed hip & knee implants, and rapid rehabilitation protocols for faster recovery after surgery
Joined JIS in 1987
– World leader in the development and use of minimally invasive hip and knee replacements
– Developer of rapid recovery protocols
– Respected as a role model in outpatient hip and knee replacement
– President of the Hip Society in 2011 and President of the Knee Society in 2017
– Designer and developer of internationally used hip and knee implant systems
– 2015 American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Humanitarian Award and 2011 honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Ohio Dominican University
– Founder and President of Operation Walk USA
Dr. Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr. was born and educated in Philadelphia. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Joseph’s University, medical degree from Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center. 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 2003 and was acquired by Mount Carmel Health System in 2007. In 2013 he and his partners opened ambulatory surgery centers White Fence Surgical Suites and Southeastern Ohio Surgical Suites, where they have performed over 10,000 outpatient arthroplasties. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for White Fence and as President of Central Ohio Orthopaedic Management Company, which oversees Mount Carmel New Albany. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University in the Department of Orthopaedics. He has authored numerous textbook chapters and over 390 research articles published in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to having lectured at hundreds of medical meetings around the world, he annually hosts numerous visiting national and international surgeons to observe his surgery and practice.
Dr. Lombardi holds multiple patents related to instrumentation and implants. He is a surgeon designer of the Maxim Knee System and the Vanguard Knee System, the AVL Anti-Subluxation Rotating Hinge Knee, the Taperloc Complete Hip System, and the Signature System in which patient-specific custom guides for performing arthroplasty are generated from preoperative imaging studies.
Dr. Lombardi is a reviewer for many orthopaedic journals and has been an oral examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery since 1997. Dr. Lombardi served as President of The Hip Society in 2011 and President of the Knee Society in 2017. He has been a volunteer surgeon for Operation Walk, traveling to Nicaragua and Guatemala to provide orthopaedic care for indigent patients. In 2011 he founded Operation Walk USA to provide charitable orthopaedic care across the U.S. and is its Executive Committee President. In recognition of his humanitarian work. Dr. Lombardi received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Ohio Dominican University in 2011 and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Humanitarian Award in 2015.
Dr. Lombardi’s special interests include efficiency optimization, minimally invasive surgical techniques for partial knee, total knee, and total hip replacement, complex reconstruction, and rapid rehabilitation protocols for faster recovery after surgery.