James T. Caillouette, M.D.

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spanish
Board Certifications:
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery
Groups & Affiliations:
  • Hoag Physician Partners
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute Surgery Center (formerly Orthopedic Surgery Center of Orange County)
Phone: (949) 722-7038

About James T. Caillouette, M.D.

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 care models.

Insurances Accepted / Provider ID Numbers

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Scan
  • United Healthcare