Joseph Gondusky, MD, FAAOS

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Dr. Gondusky is a former Navy Commander and a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty, fellowship training in hip replacement, total knee replacement, and partial knee replacement.  He has extensive training in anterior approach total hip replacement (“jiffy hip”), minimally invasive surgery, computer-assisted surgery, and complex revision joint replacement.

As a subspecialist in adult joint replacement, he finds it rewarding to be able to offer a patient in pain a life-changing intervention.  He understands the significance of these procedures and ensures that each patient understands their condition and the options available for treatment.

Dr. Gondusky grew up in Rhode Island.  He attended Villanova University on an academic scholarship, graduating Magna Cum Laude.  He then received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD, graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society distinction.  He completed an internship in general surgery at Naval Medical Center San Diego.  Following that, he was honored to serve with the US Marines, 1st Marine Division, based in Camp Pendleton, CA.  He led the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion medical department through their deployment to Iraq in 2004.  He then completed orthopedic surgery residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego.  From there he travelled to Okinawa, Japan.  He served as a staff orthopedic surgeon, focusing on fracture care and sports orthopedics (arthroscopy) at the Navy’s busiest overseas hospital.  He returned to California for fellowship training at Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine.  That training focused on simple and complex hip and knee replacement, with a unique high-volume experience in anterior approach hip replacement (Jiffy Hip) not found at many training centers.  He brought his skills to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA.  There he was an active joint replacement surgeon, research award-winner, and assistant professor in surgery at the Uniformed Services University.  He obtained the rank of Commander prior to leaving the Navy to begin practice at the Jordan-Young Institute.

Dr. Gondusky is an American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) board-certified surgeon and an active fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS).  He is an accomplished author and speaker.  He has published research specific to partial and total knee replacement, and anterior approach hip replacement in his specialty’s premier journals.  He has presented at numerous national meetings, including the annual meetings of the AAOS and AAHKS.

Dr. Gondusky lives in Virginia Beach with his wife, a radiologist, and their children.  He enjoys spending time with family, travel, the beach, surfing, skiing, and most outdoor activities.

Education

  • Undergraduate Education: Villanova University; Philadelphia, PA
  • Medical Degree: Uniformed Services University; Bethesda, MD
  • Internship & Residency, Orthopedic Surgery: Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA
  • Fellowship: Joint Reconstruction, Hoag Ortho Institute, Irvine, CA

 Certification

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Areas of Specialization

  • Hip Replacement (Jiffy Hip™ or Anterior Approach)
  • Total and Partial Knee Replacement
  • Custom, Patient Specific Partial and Total Knee replacement
  • Computer assisted Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Sports and Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Complex Revision Hip and Knee Replacement

Hospital Privileges

  • Sentara Leigh Hospital

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (Click for more information)
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Virginia Orthopedic Society

RESIDENCY:  NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER SAN DIEGO

  • Awarded Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal: “performance places him in the top 5 percent of graduating residents in the history of the program.”
  • Current Concepts Foundation Scholarship, Las Vegas, NV, May, 2008
  • AOA OREF 6th Annual Resident Leadership Forum, Quebec, Canada, June 3-5, 2008
  • Orthopaedic Hospital Research Award for resident paper, California Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA, April 13-15, 2007

 UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIVERSITY

  • Elected Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society

 VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

  • Villanova Scholars 4-year Academic Scholarship
  • Elected Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Elected Alpha Epsilon Delta National Pre-Medical Honor Society
  • W.W. Smith Academic Scholarship

 MILITARY

  • Fleet Marine Force Ribbon
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Iraqi Campaign Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2)

 Publications and Presentations

Gondusky J, Pinkos K, Choi L, Patel J, Barnett S, Gorab R. Simultaneous Bilateral Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty. Orthopedics 2015; 38(7):e611-e615.

Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty: Perfecting Component Placement using a Simple Fluoroscopic Overlay. Online Video Presentation. Vumedi.com. 2015.  Downloadable Fluoroscopic Overlay (PDF) AATHA Template on Word Publishing

Gondusky J, Reiter M.  Protecting Military Convoys in Iraq: An evaluation of Battle Injuries Sustained by a Mechanized Battalion During Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Military Medicine 2005; 170 (6):546-549.

Craven C, Gondusky J, Holley K.  Assessment of intraoperative leg length during THA.  Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2005, Podium Presentation.

Gondusky J, Gondusky C, Helmers S. Salmonella osteomyelitis in new-onset diabetes mellitus. Orthopedics 2009; 32(9):690.

Gondusky J, Carney J, Erpenbach J, Robertson C, Mahar A, Oka R, Thompson M, Mazurek M. Biomechanical comparison of locking versus non-locking volar and dorsal t-plates for fixation of dorsally comminuted distal radius fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2011; 25(1):44-50.

Grant Award  2006 Synthes USA $49,608

AAOS Annual Meeting Podium Presentation, San Francisco, March, 2008

SOMOS Annual Meeting Podium Presentation, Hawaii, December, 2006

Orthopaedic Hospital Research Award for resident paper, California Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA, April, 2007

OTA Annual Meeting Poster Presentation, Boston, Oct, 2007

Western Orth Association Poster Presentation, Coronado, CA, Jul, 2007

NMCSD/UCSD Resident Research Podium Presentation San Diego, May, 2008

Rady Children’s Visiting Professor Podium Presentation, San Diego, 2008

Gondusky J, Khalaf N, Choi L, Patel J, Barnett S, Gorab R. Simultaneous Bilateral Anterior Approach Total Hip Arhtoplasty. Accepted pending publication Orthopedics

Western Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 2013, Podium Presentation

Virginia Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting 2014, Poster Presentation

Winner:  3rd Place Staff Research Competition:  Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA Annual Research Competition

Society of Military Orth Srgns Annual Meeting 2014, Podium Presentation

Gondusky J, Choi L, Khalaf N, Patel J, Barnett S, Gorab R. Day of Surgery Discharge after Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: An Effective Perioperative Pathway.  Journal of Arthroplasty 2014; 29: 516-519.

Virginia Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting 2014, Poster Presentation

Barnett S, Mayer R, Gondusky J, Choi L, Patel J, Gorab R. Stepped Porous Titanium

Metaphyseal Sleeves for Tibial Defects in Revision TKA. Journal of Arthroplasty 2014; 29:1219-1224.

Podium Presentation (Dr Gondusky), American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Annual Meeting 2013, Dallas TX

Virginia Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting 2014, Poster Presentation

Patel J, Choi L, Gondusky J, Barnett S, Gorab R. Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Learning Curve Study.

Western Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 2013, Podium Presentation

Winner:  1st Place Staff Research Competition:  Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA Annual Research Competition