Jaimo Ahn, MD, PhD, is an orthopaedic surgeon-scientist who clinically specializes in orthopaedic traumatology and fracture care at the University of Pennsylvania. His education has taken him through Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell and University of Bern, Switzerland. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Orthopaedic Research Society, and the American Physician Scientists Association and actively serves on numerous committees and several boards of those organizations. He reviews for clinically oriented journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma and biologically oriented journals such as Science Translational Medicine, Bone Journal and Journal of Orthopaedic Research. He is active on grant review panels of the NIH, Department of Defense, Department of Veteran Affairs and numerous foundations including the AO. His scientific work includes the critical evaluation of fracture outcomes, analysis of surgical decision-making and the biologic modulation of fracture healing and bone regeneration.
He participates in and leads therapeutic and diagnostic trials in humans including those based on pre-clinical animal models. In the laboratory, he actively utilizes in vitro and animal models to investigate the biology of fracture healing and bone regeneration with the goal of translational therapeutics. He is/has been funded by the NIH as well as numerous foundations. On the industry side, he is involved in the development of biologic technologies for bone regeneration and scientific-medical consultation related to pharmacologic and implant therapeutics.
He is also an active educator locally (medical student clerkship director, orthopaedic residency assistant director), nationally and internationally (Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma, AO Foundation), performs educational research and has participated in professional educational development (AO Foundation, AAOS, University of Pennsylvania).