Biosciences Graduate Program

John J. Callaghan, MD


Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

Primary Office: 01008 JPP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-3110



BS, Notre Dame University
MD, Loyola Medical School

Residency, Orthopaedics, University of Iowa
Fellowship, Orthopaedic Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Keltering Cancer Cnt
Hospital for Special Surgery

Licensure and Certifications

State of Iowa Medical License
State of New York Medical License
State of North Carolina Medical License
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Research Summary

Dr. Callaghan has a large clinical and biomechanics basic science research interest from which he has authored or co-authored over 347 peer reviewed papers. He has been principal investigator on funded grants from the National Institute of Health, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and the Veterans Administration.

Selected Publications

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Greiner J, Callaghan J, Bedard N, Liu S, Gao Y, Goetz D.  Fixation and Wear With Contemporary Acetabular Components and Cross-Linked Polyethylene at 10-Years in Patients Aged 50 and Under.  J Arthroplasty.  2015 September. 30(9):1577-85.

Pugely A, Martin C, Gao Y, Schweizer M, Callaghan J.  The Incidence of and Risk Factors for 30-Day Surgical Site Infections Following Primary and Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty.  J Arthroplasty.  2015 September. 30(9 Suppl):47-50.

Pugely A, Martin C, Harwood J, Ong K, Bozek K, Callaghan J.  Database and Registry Research in Orthopaedic Surgery: Part I: Claims-Based Data..  J Bone Joint Surg Am.  2015 August 5. 97(15):1278-87.

Duchman K, Gao Y, Pugely A, Martin C, Noiseux N, Callaghan J.  The Effect of Smoking on Short-Term Complications Following Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.  J Bone Joint Surg Am.  2015 July 1. 97(13):1049-1058.

Callaghan J, Pugely A, Liu S, Noiseux N, Willenborg M, Peck D.  Measuring rapid recovery program outcomes: are all patients candidates for rapid recovery?.  J Arthroplasty.  2015 April. 30(4):531-532.

Elkins J, Callaghan J, Brown T.  The 2014 Frank Stinchfield Award: The "landing zone" for wear and stability in total hip arthroplasty Is smaller than we thought: a computational analysis.  Clin Orthop Relat Res.  2015 February. 473(2):441-452.

Norton A, Callaghan J, Amendola A, Phisitkul P, Wongsak S, Liu S, Fruehling-Wall C.  Correlation of knee and hindfoot deformities in advanced knee OA: compensatory hindfoot alignment and where it occurs.  Clin Orthop Relat Res.  2015 January. 473(1):166-174.

Callaghan J, Martin C, Gao Y, Pugely A, Liu S, Goetz D, Kelley S, Johnston R.  What can be learned from minimum 20-year followup studies of knee arthroplasty?.  Clin Orthop Rel Res.  2015 January. 473(1):94-100.

Warth L, Callaghan J, Liu S, Klaassen A, Goetz D, Johnston R.  Thirty-five year results after Charnley fotal hip arthroplasty in patients kess than fifty years old: A concise follow-up of previous reports..  J Bone Joint Surg Am.  2014 November 5. 96(21):1814-9.

Duchman K, Gao Y, Pugely A, Martin C, Callaghan J.  differences in short-term complications between unicompartmental and total knee arthroplasty: a propensity score matched analysis..  J Bone Joint Surg Am.  2014 August 20. 96(16):1387-94.

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