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Hoag surgeon honored by state physician’s group

Dr. James Caillouette recognized for role in launching Hoag Orthopedic Institute

by Caitlin AdamsPublished: May 04, 2012 10:45 AM

Dr. James Caillouette
Hoag’s Dr. James Caillouette, surgeon in chief at the Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, has been selected by the California Orthopedic Association to receive the organization’s 2012 Founder’s Award.

The award recognizes a physician who demonstrates exemplary leadership and achievement in the field of orthopedics. Among his accomplishments, Dr. Caillouette was selected for the honor due to his work in facilitating the creation of the Hoag Orthopedic Institute, one of only a handful of similar healthcare models in the state. The new hospital was created through the merger of two state-of-the-art surgical centers, the Newport Orthopedic Institute of Newport Beach and Orthopedic Specialty Institute of Orange.

Among his other achievements Dr. Caillouette is also recognized for developing a program to coordinate full in-patient and outpatient services through a joint venture physician-hospital arrangement, and facilitating care and patient experience through implementing new procedural and administrative programs.

"It's truly an honor to be given such an esteemed award by my peers," said Dr. Caillouette.  "I share this honor with my many colleagues who have worked so hard to make the Hoag Orthopedic Institute a one-of-a-kind facility."

Dr. Caillouette specializes in joint replacement and adult reconstructive surgery for the hip and knee. He’s on staff at Hoag Hospital and also holds a private practice. Before its incorporation into the Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Dr. Caillouette acted as Chair of the Newport Orthopedic Institute. He also holds nine U.S. patents for biomedical devices and surgical methods and procedures, reviews articles for The Journal of Arthroplasty and Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, and is active in the area of healthcare economics and reform.

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