Meet the Doctor
Dr. Caillouette is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes
in Adult Reconstructive Surgery. He performs over 500 joint replacements
annually as well as 150 arthroscopies. He is Chairman of Newport Orthopedic
Institute; an 20-physician group based in Newport Beach, California and
was elected to serve as the founding Surgeon in Chief/Chief of Staff for
Hoag Orthopedic Institute. He serves on the Board of Managers of the institution.
HOI is a joint venture orthopedic specialty hospital in Irvine, California.
He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association
of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the Western Orthopedic Association and is past
President of the California Orthopedic Association.
Dr. Caillouette has been involved in the research, design, development
and commercialization of numerous orthopedic devices dating to 1989, including
ultrasonic cement removal, two separate hip prostheses, software and instrumentation
for Computer Assisted Knee Surgery, as well as instrumentation and design
for a next generation total knee system that will be marketed globally
by DePuy/J&J in 2013. He holds ten US patents for biomedical products
and methods. Dr. Caillouette has served as an instructor of orthopedic
surgeons in the US and internationally and continues to teach surgical
techniques in both hip and knee replacement.
Dr. Caillouette has also been involved in multiple entrepreneurial endeavors.
He founded and raised the venture capital for Advanced Osseous Technologies
in 1989 to develop ultrasonic PMMA removal tools for revision total joint
arthroplasty. This technology has become the global standard for these
procedures. After helping to guide the R&D, FDA approval, development
of a manufacturing site and sales ramp up, he subsequently sold the biotech
company to Biomet in 1992. He remained a consultant to the company until
1995. He has been a design surgeon and consultant to DePuy/J&J since
1996 where his additional projects have been performed.
In addition to health care, Dr. Caillouette has a passion for education.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate with a major in Economics from Trinity College
in Hartford Connecticut, he has served as a Trustee at the primary, high
school and college levels in the US. He was a founder of Sage Hill School,
and served as the founding Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the first
ten years of the institution.
His current area of focus is health care economics and redesigning orthopedic
care delivery. He was recently elected by the Hoag Hospital Board of Trustees
to be a founding board member of The Covenant Health Network- an affiliation
of 7 not for profit hospitals in Orange County with annual revenues of
$5 billion dollars. He has been actively involved in health care policy
and has written chapters for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
monographs on the changing care delivery and payment models in the US
in an effort to educate surgeons on the impact of macroeconomics on patient
Specialties & Procedures:
- Total hip arthroplasty--muscle-sparing approach
- Revision of hip joint replacement
- Total knee arthroplasty--muscle-sparing approach
- Partial knee Arthroplasty
- Knee Arthroscopy
- Cartilage restoration
- Revision of knee joint replacement
University of Southern California, School of Medicine : 1983
University of California, Irvine : 1984
General Surgery Internship
University of California, Irvine : 1988
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Associate Clinical Professor : 1989
University of California, Irvine