Hoag Orthopedic Institute Names Jay Patel, MD, New Chief Strategy Officer

IRVINE, CALIF., (February 4, 2021) – Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI) has named Jay Patel, M.D., the new chief strategy officer. He replaces James Caillouette, M.D., a founder of HOI who held the position for more than 10 years. Dr. Caillouette assumed the board Chair position on January 1, 2021. The institute performs the most hip and knee replacement surgeries in California.  

“Dr. Patel is unique at HOI in that beyond his superb training as a hip and knee surgeon, he also worked as a consultant for McKinsey — a world renown strategic consultancy group. This combination of expertise will be extremely valuable for the institution moving forward,” said Dr. Caillouette, who will remain an active surgeon and leader at HOI.   

In his new role, Dr. Patel will oversee long-term planning and strategy for HOI’s continued expansion and work with HOI leaders, more than 80 orthopedic surgeons and 300 medical staff. In 10 years, HOI has grown to include a unique inpatient specialty hospital, two clinics and four ambulatory surgery centers, incliuding its newest facilty in Los Angeles County’s Marina del Rey.   

Dr. Patel is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in total joint replacement and adult reconstructive surgery. His area of expertise includes both primary and revision surgical procedures of the hip and knee. He also brings expertise in new surgical techniques including anterior approach hip replacement surgery, computer navigation and robotic joint replacement.  He is the Co-Director of the HOI Joint Replacement Fellowship. 

Dr. Patel is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Joint Replacement Registry, and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons  He is published in multiple areas of orthopedic research including, computer navigation systems for total joint replacement, revision of complex hip and knee replacement surgery, and orthopedic clinical outcomes. 

Dr. Patel completed his fellowship in adult reconstruction, arthritis, and joint replacement surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. Dr. Patel performed his orthopedic surgical residency at the University of California, Irvine, under the guidance of Dr. Robert Gorab and Dr. Steven Barnett.  

Dr. Patel earned his medical doctorate and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. While at Stanford, Dr. Patel was a member of the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Program where he researched computer navigation systems for joint replacement surgery and assisted in the design of multiple orthopedic surgical devices. Dr. Patel graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in biochemical sciences. 

“It is an honor to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Caillouette and I will continue in the spirit of his sage leadership,” said Dr. Patel.  “His vision for the future of HOI is my vision as well, and we plan to build on our successful past as we continue to make the institution the best orthopedic surgical facility in the world.” 

HOI has performed nearly 150,000 procedures since its founding and is ranked in the top two percent of orthopedic hospitals in the nation, according to research from U.S. News and World Report. HOI has the lowest hip-knee replacement surgery complication rate in southern California and is ranked number two nationally. 

About Hoag Orthopedic Institute
Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI) is located in Orange County, California. It consists of a specialty hospital located in Irvine and four ambulatory surgery centers in Newport Beach, Mission Viejo, Orange and in Marina del Rey. HOI has more than 300 physicians on staff, including more than 80 orthopedic specialists. HOI was formed as an innovative partnership between 38 entrepreneurial physicians and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in 2010.  In 2018, HOI entered into a strategic partnership with Providence St. Joseph Health to expand access to HOI’s quality and value in the communities they serve. HOI ranks in the 99th percentile for patients’ likelihood to recommend the hospital and 98th percentile for overall hospital rating, according to Press Ganey’s national database of hospitals. HOI specializes in treatments of knee, hip and spine disorders, sports medicine, orthopedic trauma, and extremities care. Since opening in 2010, HOI’s hospital has been named by U.S. News & World Report and Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review as one of the top orthopedic hospitals in the nation. Most recently, HOI was recognized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of 112 hospitals nationwide, and one of 10 in California to earn the highest, five-star rating for overall quality of care.  For more information, visit

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