Dr. Lieberman is a distinguished clinician-scientist and a dynamic clinical program builder. Under his leadership, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has grown in prestige and reach, and garnered a national reputation for excellence in clinical care and as a top training site for future orthopaedic surgeons.
Jay R. Lieberman, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in hip and knee replacement and treatment of osteonecrosis (bone death) of the hip and knee. He is a pioneer in the field of musculoskeletal gene therapy to promote bone repair. He has served as professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and director of the Institute of Orthopaedics at the Keck Medical Center of USC since 2012. He is the President of the USC Care Medical Group.
Dr. Lieberman received his medical degree from the Albany Medical College of Union University and completed his fellowship training in total joint replacement at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
He is a member of the Hip Society and Knee Society, and is past president and serves on the board of directors of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He has won numerous awards, including the Frank Stinchfield Hip Society Award; the Marshall Urist Award in recognition of his contributions to the field of tissue engineering; and the prestigious Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award for his pioneering work related to the development of regional gene therapy to enhance bone repair.
Named an “Outstanding Total Hip and Knee Orthopaedic Surgeon” by Becker’s Spine Review, Dr. Lieberman was also named among the “Best Orthopaedic Surgeons” by The Hollywood Reporter in 2014 and one of “America’s Top Doctors” in 2015 and 2016.
About Jay R. Lieberman, MD
Dr. Lieberman specializes in surgical care of osteoarthritis of the hip and knee, degenerative arthritis of the hip and knee and osteonecrosis of the hip and knee.
Dr. Lieberman’s clinical research aims to improve outcomes after total hip and knee replacement. He investigates how pain management, aggressive physical therapy and preventing deep vein blood clots affect the results of total joint replacement surgery. He also studies the influence of spirituality on the results of total joint replacement.