Dr. Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr.

Total Joint Replacement

President of JIS Orthopedics.



Dr. Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr.

Joined JIS in 1987 and is now its President.


Dr. Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr. was born and educated in Philadelphia 

  • Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Joseph’s University 
  • Medical Doctorate from Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University 
  • Orthopedic surgery residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center

Two Fellowships in Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee 

  • Joint Implant Surgeons in Columbus directed by Thomas H. Mallory, MD
  • National Hospital for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and the Anderson Orthopaedic Institute in Arlington, Virginia, directed by Gerard A. Engh, MD 

He joined the practice of Joint Implant Surgeons, now JIS Orthopedics, in 1987.

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 their first of several ambulatory surgery centers, White Fence Surgical Suites, where they have performed over 15,000 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 over 420 textbook chapters and 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:

  • Maxim Knee System 
  • Vanguard Knee System
  • AVL Anti-Subluxation Rotating Hinge Knee
  • Taperloc Complete Hip System
  • Signature System in which patient-specific custom guides for performing arthroplasty are generated from preoperative imaging studies.

Dr. Lombardi is a reviewer for many orthopedic journals.

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
  • Knee Society in 2017

He has been a volunteer surgeon for Operation Walk, traveling to Nicaragua and Guatemala to provide orthopedic care for indigent patients. 

In 2011 he founded Operation Walk USA to provide charitable orthopedic 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 
  • American Association of Hip Knee Surgeons Humanitarian Award in 2015

Dr. Lombardi’s special interests include: 

  • Efficiency Optimization
  • Rapid rehabilitation protocols for faster recovery after surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgical techniques for: 
    • Partial knee
    • Total knee
    • Total hip replacement
    • Complex reconstruction
  • Alexander JS, Lombardi AV Jr, Berend KR, Houserman DJ, Adams JB, Crawford DA. Minimum 25-year results of a tapered titanium porous plasma spray coated femoral component. J Arthroplasty. 2023 Sep;38(9):1802-1807. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2023.03.021. Epub 2023 Mar 15. PMID: 36924856
  • Alexander JS, Lombardi AV Jr, Berend KR, Morris MJ, Adams JB, Crawford DA. Custom triflange acetabular components for catastrophic bone loss: minimum 5-year results. J Arthroplasty. 2023 Jul;38(7):1251-1256. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2022.12.043. Epub 2023 Jan 2. PMID: 36603744
  • Alexander JS, Redfern RE, Duwelius PJ, Berend KR, Lombardi AV Jr, Crawford DA. Use of a smartphone-based care platform after primary partial and total knee arthroplasty: 1-year follow-up of a prospective randomized controlled trial. J Arthroplasty. 2023 Jul;38(7 Suppl 2):S208-S214. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2023.02.082. Epub 2023 Mar 6. PMID: 36889524
  • Crawford DA, Alexander JS, Erlichman RB, Semaan DJ, Lombardi AV Jr, Berend KR. Is an “Outpatient Arthroplasty Risk Assessment Score” needed for predicting safe selection of outpatient arthroplasty candidates? J Arthroplasty. 2023 Jan;38(1):13-17. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2022.08.024. Epub 2022 Aug 19. PMID: 35988824

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