Ortho Leader to Know: Dr. Richard Iorio

Author: Ortho Admin


IorioDr. Richard Iorio is an orthopedic surgeon and the chief of the division of adult reconstructive surgery at NYU Langone. His specialties include a high number of orthopedic procedures, including total hip replacement surgery, arthroscopic surgery, osteoarthritis of the knee and bone necrosis.

Iorio did his undergraduate work at Harvard University and earned his MD from Boston University. He did a residency in orthopedic surgery at Hahnemann University Hospital and completed an orthopedic surgery fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

Iorio started at NYU Langone Medical Center in 2012 as the hospital’s chief of adult reconstructive surgery and the William and Susan Jaffe Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. He previously served as a professor of orthopedic surgery at Boston University. He also worked at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center as the organization’s director of adult reconstruction surgery in orthopedic surgery. In his current position with NYU Langone, Iorio oversees the orthopedic surgery department’s involvement with the American Joint Replacement Registry, clinical research and total joint replacement programs.

Iorio has significant influence on the field of orthopedics as the co-director of the Joint Preservation and Arthritis Center, where he works to help develop new treatment options for osteoarthritis. He is also a consultant reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, the Journal of Arthroplasty and the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, as well as an editor for the JBJS Reviews’ adult reconstruction section.

Iorio earned the Lahey Research Award from the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, the Clinical Research Award from the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the Otto Aufranc Award from The Hip Society. He has received a number of grants and has been published extensively.


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