Joshua Jacobs

Josh Jacobs, MD, is Director of the ITM and Principal Investigator (PI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant that operates the ITM.

At Rush, Jacobs is the William A. Hark, MD, Susanne G. Swift Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

In addition to his roles at the ITM and Rush, Jacobs has also previously served as a president of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). He specializes in hip and knee reconstruction and replacement surgery, and has conducted extensive research on prosthetic devices and implants. He also works as a consultant for orthopedic implant manufacturers regarding the development and testing of spine, knee, and hip implant devices.

His highly regarded work in the orthopedics field contributed to his being named among the top 1 percent of Top Doctors in America by U.S.News & World Report and Castle Connolly. When he isn’t working hard in the lab or the clinic, Jacobs enjoys spending his time long-distance cycling and playing the baritone saxophone.