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James T. Caillouette MD
Primary Office

22 Corporate Plaza Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Office 2

16300 Sand Canyon Ave, Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92618
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James T. Caillouette, M.D. is the Joan and Andy Fimiano Endowed Chair in Orthopedic Surgery for Hoag Memorial Hospital. He is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in Joint Replacement and Adult Reconstructive Surgery and performs over 500 joint replacements annually as well as approximately 100 knee arthroscopies. He is Chairman of Newport Orthopedic Institute; a 30-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; a joint venture orthopedic specialty hospital he co-founded that opened in 2010. He has served on the Board of Managers of the Institute since its inception.

Dr. Caillouette earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He was elected President of Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Medical School Academic Honor Society. He served both his internship and orthopedic residency at the University of California, Irvine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a past President of the California Orthopaedic Association, and a fellow of and former Director of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Caillouette reviews articles for The Journal of Arthroplasty and Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. He has developed multiple orthopedic devices and instruments over the past 30 years, is a named inventor of fourteen patents and is currently consulting worldwide for DePuy/Johnson and Johnson.

Dr. Caillouette participates in surgeon education at a local, national and international level. He has numerous publications in the orthopedic literature. He is currently focused on healthcare economics and reform, along with the design of next generation medical devices.

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Education & Training

MEDICAL EDUCATION: University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine (Medical Doctor)
INTERNSHIPS: UC Irvine Medical Center (Orthopedic Surgery)
INTERNSHIPS: UC Irvine Medical Center (General Surgery)
RESIDENCY: UC Irvine Medical Center (Orthopedic Surgery)
FELLOWSHIP: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons)

Associate Clinical Professor : 1989
University of California, Irvine

Areas of Interest

Dr. Caillouette specializes in joint replacement and adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee as well as the following.

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

Awards & Recognitions

- The Joan and Andy Fimiano Endowed Chair in Orthopedic Surgery at Hoag Memorial Hospital (2015)
- The Best Doctors in America (2001-Present)
- Trinity College Alumni Achievement Award (2014)
- California Orthopedic Association - Founders Award - “In recognition of leadership in the development of innovative health care integration models” (2012)
- Vernon P. Thompson Scientific Essay Award, Western Orthopaedic Association (1987)
- University of Southern California, School of Medicine
- Alpha Omega Alpha - Elected Junior Year
- President Senior Year
- Polytechnic School, Pasadena, CA, graduated with Scholastic High Honors
- Trinity College, Hartford, Ct., Honors in General Scholarship - To the 10 seniors with the highest G.P.A.
- Phi Beta Kappa - Elected Junior Year
- Pi Gamma Mu - The National Social Science Honor Society-For achievement in the study of Economics

Other Specialties or Certifications

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery) - (1990)
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (2000)
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (2011)


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • California Orthopaedic Association (COA)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orange County Medical Association
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Our Locations

(949) 722-7038

Physician Offices

Huntington Beach

19582 Beach Boulevard, Suite 306
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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16300 Sand Canyon Ave, Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92618

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Mission Viejo

South Orange County Orthopaedics, Inc.
26730 Crown Valley Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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Newport Beach

22 Corporate Plaza Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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