John Velyvis, M.D.
Dr. Velyvis is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive knee and hip surgery. He is a world-wide leader in robotic-assisted knee resurfacing. He has been in practice since 2004, and joined the medical team at the Total Joint Center in 2013. Dr. Velyvis received his Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at Harvard University and his medical degree at Columbia University in New York. He completed a Fellowship in hip and knee surgery at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital, following his residency in orthopedic surgery at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Velyvis is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, California Orthopedic Association.
1199 Bush Street, #300
San Francisco, CA 94109
2012 – Present
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
2010 – 2012
St Helena Hospital
2005 – 2010
Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, CA
John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Indio, CA
2005 – 2007
Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs, CA
2004 – 2005
Clinical Instructor, Hip and Knee Implant Unit, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
M.D. – 1998
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons New York, NY
B.S – 1989
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Biomedical Engineering, Cum Laude
Fellowship – 2004 – 2005
Adult Reconstruction, Assistant in Orthopedics , Hip & Knee Implant Unit, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Fellowship Director: Andrew A. Freiberg, M.D.
Residency- 2000 – 2004
Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Albany Medical College, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY. Chairman: Richard L. Uhl, M.D.
Research Fellowship – 1999 – 2000
Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Albany Medical College, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY Fellowship Director: Dana C. Mears, M.D., Ph.D.
Internship – 1998 – 1999
Department of Surgery, Albany Medical College, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY Chairman: A. John Popp, M.D.
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Certification
Board Certified – 2008
2004 – MA – #220021
2005 – CA - #A92235
Nicholas Andry Award, 2002. Mears DC, Velyvis JH. The surgical treatment of a displaced acetabular fracture. Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, Vancouver, BC.
Velyvis JH, Durbhakula S, Wurapa R, Carl AL. Ganglioneuroma with scoliosis of the thoracic spine: a case report. Spine J. 2005 5(4):457-60.
Pell RF IV, Velyvis JH, Chahal R, Uhl RL. Functional outcome following anterior submuscular transposition of the ulnar nerve with V-Y lengthening of the flexor-pronator tendon. Am J Orthop. 2004 June;33(6):290-4.
Mears DC, Velyvis JH, Chang CP. Displaced acetabular fractures managed operatively: indicators of outcome. Clin Orthop. 2003 407:173-86.
Mears DC, Velyvis JH. Surgical reconstruction of late post-traumatic pelvic nonunion and malalignment. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2003 85(1):21-30.
Mears DC, Velyvis JH. In situ fixation of pelvic nonunions following pathologic and insufficiency fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 84(5):721-8.
Mears DC, Velyvis JH. Acute total hip arthroplasty for selected displaced acetabular fractures: two to twelve-year results. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 84(1):1-9.
Mears DC, Velyvis JH. Primary total hip arthroplasty after acetabular fracture. Instr Course Lect. 2001;50:335-54, and J Bone Joint Surg Am 2000 82: 1328-47.
Burstein D, Velyvis J, Scott KT, Stock KW, Kim YJ, Jaramillo D, Boutin RD, Gray ML. Protocol issues for delayed Gd(DTPA)(2-)-enhanced MRI (dGEMRIC) for clinical evaluation of articular cartilage. Magn Reson Med. 2001 Jan;45(1):36-41.
McAlister WP, Velyvis JH, Uhl RL. Misrepresentation of research criteria by orthopaedic residency applicants. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2000 Oct;82-A(10):1512-3.
Rigney DR, Velyvis JH, Wei JY. Personal computer interface and software for the ZONAX microscope attachment controller. Cytometry. 1990 11(8):919-22.
Haidukewych GJ, Mears DC, Durbhakula SM, Velyvis JH. Chapter 50: Reconstructive Surgery for Hip Fracture Problems. In, Skeletal Trauma, 4th Edition, eds. Browner BD, Levine AM, Jupiter JJ, Trafton PG & Krettek C. Elsevier, 2009.
Velyvis JH, Rubash HE, Callaghan J. Primary Cementless and Cemented Total Hip Arthroplasty. In, Orthopedic Knowledge Update 3, 2005. Carl AL, Velyvis JH. Anterior thoracic and lumbar fixation. In, Corbin T, Connolly, Yuan, et. al., eds. Emerging Spinal Surgery Technologies. St. Louis, Quality Medical Publishing, Inc., 2004.
Mears DC, Durbhakula S, Velyvis JH. Reconstructive total hip replacement after proximal femoral injuries. In, Browner BD, Jupiter JB, Levine AM, Trafton PG, eds. Skeletal Trauma: Basic Science, Management, and Reconstruction, 3rd edition, Philadelphia, PA, Saunders, 2003, pp. 1817-1831.
Mears DC, Velyvis JH. Acute total hip arthroplasty for selective acetabular fractures. In, Tile M, Helfet D, Kellam J, eds. Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum 3rd edition, New York, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2003.
Multiple topics, Advances in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Courses. Las Vegas, NV, 2005 – 2007.
Alternative Bearing Surfaces. New Techniques & Technologies in Total Hip & Knee Arthroplasty. Newport Beach, CA 2006.
Kinematics of the Native Knee and Total Knee Arthroplasty Designs. New Techniques & Technologies in Total Hip & Knee Arthroplasty. Newport Beach CA, 2006.
Cylindrical stems in primary total hip arthroplasty. 35th Annual Harvard Hip and Knee Advances in Technology Course, Boston, MA, September, 2005.
The monopolar cut-away constrained acetabular component for revision total hip arthroplasty. 2nd Annual Emerging Techniques and Technologies in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Atlanta, Georgia, April, 2005.
The use of large femoral head sizes in total hip arthroplasty. 2nd Annual Emerging Techniques and Technologies in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Atlanta, Georgia, April, 2005.
Two-incision minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty: development and early results of a local surgeon. Albany Medical Center Division of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, April, 2004.
Pediatric unknowns. Ellis Hospital Department of Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds, April, 2004.
Mechanisms of orthopedic injury. Stratton Veteran’s Administration Hospital Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, December, 2003.
Minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty: development and early results. Albany Medical Center Division of Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds, May, 2003.
Injuries of the pediatric knee. Shriner’s Hospital Grand Rounds, November, 2003.
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Shriner’s Hospital Grand Rounds, October, 2003.
Early fusion after anterolateral dynamized instrumentation for unstable traumatic thoracolumbar burst fractures. Albany Medical Center Division of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, May, 2002.
Early fusion after anterolateral dynamized instrumentation for unstable traumatic thoracolumbar burst fractures. AOA/OREF Annual Resident’s Conference, University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, Memphis, TN, 2002.
Acute total hip arthroplasty for selected displaced acetabular fractures. Ellis Hospital Department of Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds, January, 2002.
Chronic osteomyelitis. Ellis Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, Nov., 2001.