Dr. John Christoforetti

Dr. John Christoforetti
Dr. John Christoforetti

John Christoforetti is an Assistant Professor at Drexel University School of Medicine in clinical practice at the Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.  He serves as consultant for hip injury to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Robert Morris University and the US Olympic Regional Medical Center.  He is faculty-at-large for the American Hip Institute in Chicago, Illinois.  Dr Christoforetti specializes in arthroscopy of the hip, shoulder and knee.

Dr Christoforetti's educational process began as an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame and continued at Georgetown University School of Medicine followed by orthopaedic residency at Georgetown University Hospital.  In 2004 he conducted basic scientific research at the National Institutes of Health cartilage and mesenchymal stem cell laboratory under the mentorship of Rocky Tuan, PhD.  In 2006 he studied hip preservation surgery with Jeffrey Mast, MD and Michael Karch, MD through an AO North America Surgical Preceptorship in Mammoth Lakes, California.  He completed his formal training with the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic faculty in the Carolinas with director Dr Richard J Hawkins and in Vail, Colorado with Dr Marc J Philippon.

In 2008, Dr Christoforetti and co-authors received the Aircast Award for Clinical Science from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine for his pioneering radiographic survey of femoroacetabular impingement findings in professional baseball pitchers.  He is currently a Master Instructor of Hip Arthroscopy for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, Board Member for the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy and Editorial Board member for the Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery.

He is director of the Center for Athletic Hip Injury at the Allegheny Health Network and coordinates multidisciplinary evaluation of non-arthritic hip disorders.  His research interests include clinical outcomes in joint preservation surgery, healthcare innnovation and basic biomechanical and applied investigations into the tissues and motion patterns of the human hip.