Javad Parvizi M.D., is James Edward Professor of orthopedic surgery at the Rothman Institute and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He is director and vice chairman of research. His clinical practice involves reconstruction of complex pelvis, hip, and knee conditions with special emphasis on joint preservationand periprosthetic joint infection. He has performed over 1000 joint preservation and 5000 joint arthroplasty procedures. He performs around 600 surgical procedures per year. He is a member of numerous National and International Societies and has served in leadership roles in a large number of national committees. He chaired the workgroup of the MSIS workshop that proposed the MSIS definition of PJI in 2010 that has been adapted by the Center for Disease Control as the definition of PJI. He was the president of Musculoskeletal Infection Society in 2013 and as part of his presidential initiative held the International Consensus Group (ICG) on Periprosthetic Joint Infection that brought together over 300 world experts on PJI from 52 countries and 130 different societies. He is the associate editor for the Journal of Arthroplasty, and a member of various editorial boards for orthopedic journals. He has received wide recognition for his clinical and basics science research including numerous awards from The Hip Society, The Knee Society, The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, The MSIS, and numerous other organizations. He was given the best researcher of the year award in 2011 by the Arthritis Foundation. He has authored over 550 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 120 book chapters, and is the editor of 16 text books in orthopaedics.
GSSH Guest Speaker: Jesse B. Jupiter, M.D.
Jesse B. Jupiter, MD, MA is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at MGH. He earned his MD at Yale in 1972 and completed his surgical internship at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in 1973.
Following, Dr. Jupiter completed a two-year commitment as a general medical officer in the US Public Health Service Indian Health branch with the Pima Indians in Arizona. His interest in medical education was enhanced with the development of educational programs improving primary care for both diabetic and arthritic patients.
In 1975, he began the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program. In 1980, Dr. Jupiter traveled to Basle, Switzerland where he completed an AO Fellowship after which he completed a hand and microvascular fellowship in Louisville, KY.
He returned to Boston in 1981 and began his academic and clinical career at MGH. During his 33 years on the faculty he has had the opportunity to head the Trauma Service, Foot and Ankle Program and the Hand Service.
Dr. Jupiter is an honorary member of more than 20 international societies of either Hand Surgery or Orthopaedic Surgery and has been named to America's Top Surgeons annually and Best of Boston since 2007.
Dr. Jupiter is an internationally known and sought after hand and upper limb specialist. He has given more than 1000 scientific presentations, published more than 220 original publications, 140 analytic reviews, 115 chapters in scientific texts and was co-author or co-editor of 10 major texts in upper limb and orthopaedic problems. Dr. Jupiter has developed a worldwide reputation, especially related to problems of the wrist and elbow along with all other conditions involving the hand and upper limb.
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