Ep. 28 – Clinical Catalysts: Navigating Academia, Innovation, and Patient Care

Dr. Joseph Iannotti is a prominent figure in the field of orthopedic surgery. As he continues to make significant strides in his illustrious career, he has recently assumed the role of Chief Research and Academic Officer at Cleveland Clinic Florida. His dedication to advancing healthcare is further emphasized by his tenure as the Chief of Staff at Cleveland Clinic Florida for the past five years, where he has played a pivotal role in overseeing and enhancing the hospital’s operational excellence. In addition to his clinical role, he holds the esteemed position of Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM) at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Iannotti also occupies the Lang Family Endowed Chair of Orthopedic Surgery. With an impressive career spanning several decades, Dr. Iannotti previously served as the Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Chair of the Orthopedic and Rheumatology Institute at the Cleveland Clinic from 2000 to 2018. His extensive educational background includes earning an MD from Northwestern University in 1979, completing Orthopedic Residency training at the University of Pennsylvania in 1984, and obtaining a PhD in cell biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. Dr. Iannotti is renowned for his groundbreaking work in clinical and basic science research, particularly focusing on innovative treatments for tendon repair and tendon tissue engineering, prosthetic design, software planning, and patient-specific instrumentation. His dedication to advancing the field is evident through his publication of three textbooks and authorship of over 380 original peer-reviewed articles, review articles, and book chapters. Notably, Dr. Iannotti has received numerous accolades, including being a three-time recipient of the Charles Neer Research Award, the Cleveland Clinic 2011 Sones Award for Innovation, and the Cleveland Clinic Lifetime Achievements Award for Innovation in 2019. With approximately 120 U.S. and International patents to his name, he was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors in 2016. Beyond his clinical and research contributions, Dr. Iannotti has been actively involved in various leadership roles within professional organizations. He has served as Past Chair of the Academic Affairs Council and the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, Past-president of the American Shoulder and Elbow, and Past-chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Currently, he is a member of the Board of the ASES Foundation, Board of Bio-Florida, and Advisory Board of the School of Business at the University of Miami. Dr. Iannotti also serves as an advisor to other biotechnology companies. Join us as we delve into the wealth of knowledge and experience that Dr. Joseph Lannotti brings to the world of orthopedic surgery and medical innovation. Welcome, Dr. Iannotti!.



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