Harlan Amstutz, M.D.

Harlan C. Amstutz, M.D. is the founding director of the Joint Replacement Institute, Professor Emeritus and former Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Amstutz is recognized worldwide as a preeminent orthopaedic surgeon and researcher in the field of joint replacement.

  • 675 National or international presentations.
  • 64 Visiting Professorships and named Lectureships
  • Member of 27 national and international societies.
  • Major research in areas of bioengineering, biomechanics and biomaterials particularly as they relate to joint replacement and the prevention of complications.
  • Developer of several of the most successful total hip replacement devices since 1970.
  • Innovator and developer of the Conserve® Hemisurface and Conserve® Plus hip surface arthroplasty utilizing metal-metal bearing technology.
  • Developer of successful shoulder replacement.
  • Holder of 13 patents.
  • Author or co-author of nearly 500 scientific publications and abstracts.
  • Recipient of seven national awards for excellence in basic research in hip and knee biomechanics, biomaterials and innovations in joint replacement.
  • Recipient of the UCLA Alumni Professional Achievement Award.
  • Editor of Hip Arthroplasty, a widely acclaimed reference book on the subject of hip replacement and reconstruction.
  • Served as chairman of the Gordon Conference of Biomaterials, President of the North American Hip Society, President of the Orthopaedic Research Society, President of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, President of the Association of Orthopaedic Chairman, President of the American Orthopaedic Association and President of the International Hip Society.
  • Elected to the Royal College of Surgeons of England as an Honorary Fellow (one of only seven American orthopaedic surgeons so honored).
  • Named by peers regularly in the publication entitled The Best Doctors in America
  • Honorary Member of German Orthopaedic Society
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