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Past President (2013) of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 

Dr. Jacobs concentrates his practice on total hip and total knee replacement surgery at Rush University Medical Center, where he serves as chairperson of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush Medical College. 

Dr. Jacobs is especially interested in the materials used for prosthetic devices and has conducted research and published extensively on this topic. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is the recipient of several awards for his work in research. 

In his spare time, Dr. Jacobs enjoys long distance cycling and playing the baritone saxophone. 

Dr. Jacobs has consulting contracts with orthopedic implant manufacturers regarding the development, regulation and testing of certain spine, knee and hip implant devices. He receives payments for these consulting services and his laboratory receives research funding. Additional information regarding these arrangements will be provided to you upon request.

CC-Top-Docs-color.jpgDr. Joshua Jacobs was voted among the top 1% of Top Doctors in America® by U.S.News & World Report and Castle Connolly. The Top Doctors list is widely regarded as a high-quality reference guide to the medical profession.

Curriculum Vitae

Practice Emphasis

Total Hip Replacement
Total Knee Replacement

Special Procedures

Hip and Knee Replacement

Research Interests



AAOS Record of Disclosure

Clinical Support Staff

Erica Sumner (AA)
Laura Quigley (RN)

Education / Certifications

  • Medical School
    University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Residency
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA - Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL - Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certification
    Orthopaedic Surgery

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Hospital / Surgical Locations

Rush University Medical Center

1653 W. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612

Physician Office Locations


1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612