David J. Jacofsky, MD
Dr. Jacofsky is a renowned orthopedic surgeon. After a successful tenure as a Division Director and Assistant Residency Director at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, he founded the Center for Orthopedic Research and Education, which does business as The Core Institute. He currently serves as the Chairman of The CORE Institute. Dr. Jacofsky is an international speaker and respected authority in complex adult joint reconstruction, orthopedic oncology, and orthopedic soft tissue infections. He is the Chair of Stryker’s Orthopaedics Orthobiologics Committee, and is an inventor-consultant for Stryker Orthopaedics. Dr. Jacofsky is also the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for Bacterin International, a young start-up orthopedic company that recently went public and has a market capitalization of over $150,000,000.
Dr. Jacofsky is extensively involved with academic medicine. To date, he has over 40 peer-reviewed publications, 20 book chapters, and 1 orthopedic textbook to his credit, with two textbooks expected to go to press soon. He routinely lectures at local, regional, national and international events. In addition, he is board certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
His educational achievements include graduating Valedictorian from Commack High School, with highest honors at Lehigh University, as Valedictorian and magna cum laude at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, an orthopedic surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic, and a fellowship in orthopedic oncology and complex adult reconstruction from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2001, Dr. Jacofsky received the Mayo Scholar award and in 2000 he received the Joe Janes Humanitarian Award from The Mayo Clinic.