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Joseph P. Iannotti, MD

Joseph P. Iannotti, MD
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Title Chief of Research and Academic Officer, Cleveland Clinic Florida Market
Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Weston Hospital
Primary Location

Weston Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Complex Shoulder Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Revision Shoulder Surgery
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Scapular Winging
  • Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
  • X-Ray
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Disorders of the Shoulder
  • Nerve Injuries of the Shoulder
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Infection
  • Shoulder Paralysis
  • Sports Injuries
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About Joseph P. Iannotti, MD

Joseph Iannotti is currently Professor of Surgery CCLCM at CWRU and Lang Family Endowed Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chief of Staff, Chief Academic and Innovations Officer Cleveland Clinic Florida. He is past chairman of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chair of Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Institute at the Cleveland Clinic 2000 - 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 US 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 a 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.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship - University of Pennsylvania Health System-Presbyterian Campus (Philadelphia)
Orthopedic Surgery
Philadelphia, PA United States

Residency - Unversity of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Medical Education - University of Pennsylvania Medical Center (Philadelphia)
Orthopedic Surgery
Philadelphia, PA United States

Internship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
General Surgery
Philadelphia, PA United States

Medical Education - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Undergraduate - Fordham University
Bronx, NY United States

Additional Training

  • PhD in cell biology, University of Pennsylvania, 1987

Professional Highlights

  • Maynard Madden Professorship in Arthritis Research (2006- current)
  • Board of Directors, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1999-2005
  • Chair, Council of Academic Affairs, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (2003-2005)
  • American British and Canadian Fellowship, American Orthopaedic Association, 1993
  • President, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, 2006


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Shoulder disorders, including sports injuries; shoulder replacement; rotator cuff surgery; arthroscopic surgery; complex and revision surgery of the shoulder

Awards & Honors

  • Graduated cum laude, Fordham University, 1975
  • Biology Achievement Award, Fordham University, 1975
  • OREF Resident Research Award, 1981-1982
  • OREF Resident Research Award, 1983-1984
  • DeForest Willard Award, 1984
  • NIH NIADDK Clinical Investigator Award, 1984-1989
  • North American Traveling Fellowship, American Orthopaedic Association, 1985
  • ABC Fellowship, American Orthopaedic Association, 1993
  • Neer Award, American Shoulder Elbow Society, 1996
  • Neer Award, American Shoulder Elbow Society, 2001
  • Cleveland Clinic Resident Teaching Award, 2006
  • Named to numerous lists of "best doctors" in America, Midwest and Cleveland

Innovations & Patents

  • Designed most of the currently used shoulder prosthetics used by DePuy Johnson and Johnson
  • Designed shoulder prosthetic surgical simulator (IP owned by Cleveland Clinic)
  • Developed techniques for rotator cuff repair and reconstruction of ligament deficiencies of the shoulder


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Mid America Orthopaedic Association
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 12/8/2023, Dr. Iannotti has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Iannotti receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • DJO Surgical (Enovis Corporation)

Royalty Payments. Dr. Iannotti receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
  • DJO Surgical (Enovis Corporation)
  • Viscus Biologics, LLC
  • Zimmer, Inc.
  • Arthrex, Inc.

Right to Future Distribution of Cleveland Clinic Financial Interest. Dr. Iannotti may receive future financial benefits from the Cleveland Clinic for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Zimmer, Inc.
  • Arthrex, Inc.
  • Viscus Biologics, LLC

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

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