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John J. Klimkiewicz, M.D.

About Dr. Klimkiewicz

Personal Statement

John Klimkiewicz, MD has been practicing orthopedic surgery since 1997. He completed his undergraduate study at the University of Pennsylvania. His medical school studies were at New Jersey Medical School. He went on to complete an Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He then trained under the prestigious Freddie Fu, MD, at the University of Pittsburgh, where he completed a Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship in 1998. Upon graduation, he then practiced medicine at Georgetown University Hospital /Medstar Health from 1998-2016, where he served as the Chief of Sports Medicine. He is board certified in both Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr. Klimkiewicz has special interests in sports medicine as it relates to the shoulder and knee , with emphasis on Biologic Joint Restoration and Realignment. He has served as team physician for numerous High Schools, Colleges, and Professional teams. He currently is Team Physician for the Georgetown Hoyas and Washington Capitals. He has published numerous articles and book chapters as it relates to his profession, and presented original research at the National Meetings. He resides in Oakton , Virginia with his wife, Kim, and two daughters. He enjoys golf and basketball in his leisure time.

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Personal Data

Place of Birth: Belleville, NJU.S. Citizen

Professional Experience

Washington Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
February, 2016 to PresentPartner

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Clinical Faculty, Sibley Memorial HospitalFebruary, 2016 to PresentWashington, DC

Georgetown University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryAugust, 1999 to February, 2016Associate Professor of Orthopaedic SurgerySports Medicine / Shoulder Fellowship

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryJune, 1993 to June ,1998Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaChairman: Robert H. Fitzgerald, MD

Mc Kay Laboratories, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of PennsylvaniaJuly, 1995 to June, 1996Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPrincipal Investigator: Joseph P. Iannotti, MD, PhD


M.D.: New Jersey Medical SchoolSeptember, 1989 to May, 1993Newark, New Jersey

B.A.: University of PennsylvaniaSeptember, 1986 to May, 1989Philadelphia, PAMajor: Biology

Boston CollegeSeptember, 1985 to May, 1986Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Southern Regional High SchoolSeptember , 1981 to June, 1985Manahawkin, New Jersey


Board Certified; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, July, 2001, Recertification, July, 2010.Board Certified in Sports Medicine, November, 2007.Associate Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America, August, 1999.Active Member, International Cartilage Research Society, 2012Active Member, The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, June, 1999.Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, July, 1, 1994.

DeForrest Willard Award, University of Pennsylvania Department of Orthopaedic Surgery:Outstanding Performance of a Senior Resident, 1997-1998.

New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey:Alumni Association Scholarship: Full-tuition academically based scholarship.Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:Magna Cum Laude Graduate Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society


Klimkiewicz JJ, Dormans JP: The Pediatric Knee. Curr. Opin. in Orthop. 7(1): 3-58, February, 1996.

Billotti JB, Klimkiewicz JJ, Bednarz PA, Alexander NA, Zimmerman MC: The clinical results of the PFC knee prosthesis. Jour. Orthop. Rheum. 8: 140-145, 1995.

Klimkiewicz JJ, Harner CD: Acute and chronic injury of the posterolateral corner of the knee: Evaluation and Surgical management. University of Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Journal. Volume 10, 1999.

Klimkiewicz JJ, Petrie RS, Harner CD: Single Bunndle PCL Reconstruction: Operative technique. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, 7(3) 105-109, 1999.

Klimkiewicz JJ, Harner CD, Fu, FH: ACL/PCL/MCL Reconstruction: Operative technique. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, 7(3): 150-153, 1999.

Klimkiewicz JJ, Harner CD: Meniscal transplantation—When is it appropriate? Medscape Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, July, 2000.

Boss A, Klimkiewicz JJ, Fu FH: Technical Innovation: Creation of a peripheral vascularized trough to enhance healing in cryopreserved meniscal allograft reconstruction. Knee, Sports, Arthroscopy, & Traumatology, 8(3):159-162, 2000.

Bradley JP, Klimkiewicz JJ, Rytel MJ, Powell JW: ACL injuries in the National Football League: Epidemiolgy and treatment trends among team physicians. Arthroscopy, May-June, 2002.

Klimkiewicz JJ, Petrie RS, Harner CD: Surgical Treatment of Combined injury to ACL, PCL, Medial Structures. Clinics in Sports Medicine, 19 (3): 479-492, July, 2000.

Shaffer BS, Kennedy S, Klimkiewicz J, Yao L: Preoperative sizing of meniscal allografts in meniscal transplantation. Amer J Sports Med. 28(4):524-533, 2000.

Nolte R, Klimkiewicz JJ: Pharmacologic Treatment Alternatives to Osteoarthritis of the Knee. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review 11:102-106, 2003.

Klimkiewicz JJ, Shaffer BS: Meniscal Surgery 2002 update: indications and techniques for resection, repair, regeneration, and replacement. Arthroscopy, 18 (9) Supple: 14-25, 2002.

Hampton DM, Lamb J, Klimkiewicz J: Effect of Donor Age on Patella Tendon Allograft Reconstruction. Orthopedics 35 (8) 1173-76, 2012.

Book Chapters

Klimkiewicz JJ, Petrie R, and Harner CD: Knee Dislocation. In Surgery of the Knee, 3rd ed. Insall JN, and Scott WN, eds. W.B. Saunders Company. Philadelphia, PA, 1999.

Swanik CB, Harner CD, Klimkiewicz JJ, and Lephart SM: The Neuropathophysiology of the Knee Joint. In Surgery of the Knee, 3rd ed. Insall JN, and Scott WN, eds. W.B. Saunders Company. Philadelphia, PA, 1999.

Petrie RS, Klimkiewicz JJ, Harner CD, Bradley JP: Baseball. In Sports Injuries: Mechanisms, Prevention and Treatment, 2nd ed. Fu FH, and Stone D, eds. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Media, PA, 1999.

Muzzonigro TS, Klimkiewicz JJ, Fu FH: Injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament. In Master Cases in Sports Medicine. Sennett BJ, ed. Thieme Publishers, New York, NY, 2000.


AOSSM Young Investigator Award/Grant. Awarded for study “Immune response to allograft ACLreconstruction: A prospective study.” Amount: $40,000.