Joseph Iannotti is Chief of Staff at Cleveland Clinic Florida. He is also Professor of Surgery CCLCM at CWRU and Lang Family Endowed Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Previously, Dr. Iannotti was Chairman of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chair of Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Institute at the Cleveland Clinic from 2000 to 2018.

Dr. Iannotti received his MD from Northwestern University in 1979, completed his Orthopaedic Residency training at the University of Pennsylvania in 1984, and received a PhD in cell biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987.

Dr. Iannotti’s clinical and basic science research program focuses on innovative treatments for tendon repair and tendon tissue engineering, prosthetic design, software planning and patient specific instrumentation.

Dr. Iannotti has published three textbooks and has authored over 380 original peer reviewed articles, review articles and book chapters. He is a three-time recipient of Charles Neer Research Award, the Cleveland Clinic 2011 Sones Award for Innovation and Cleveland Clinic Life time Achievements Award for Innovation in 2019.

Dr. Iannotti holds approximately 120 U.S. and International patents. In 2016 he was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors.

He has served as Past Chair of the Academic Affairs Council and the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Past-president of the American Shoulder and Elbow, Past-chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He is currently a member of the Board ASES Foundation, Board of Bio-Florida and Advisory Board of School of Business, University of Miami. He serves as an advisor to other bio-technology companies.