David J. Jacofsky, MD


Orthopedics, Hip Care, Knee Care, Joint Replacement, Fractures & Trauma, Musculoskeletal Tumors



Services & Specialties

Orthopedics, Hip Care, Knee Care, Joint Replacement, Fractures & Trauma, Musculoskeletal Tumors



Office Information

North Phoenix Clinic

18444 N. 25th Ave.
Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85023

Main Number: 866.974.2673
Fax: 866.939.2673

Office Information


David J. Jacofsky, MD is an international speaker and respected authority in complex adult joint reconstruction and oncology, and is a leading authority on health care reform strategies. Dr. Jacofsky has extensive background in business management. He is the founder, CEO and Chairman of Excellence Headquarters, HOPCo (Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company), The CORE Institute®, and its affiliated entities. He is the Chairman of The Board for Cold Plasma Medical Technologies and has been the CEO of multiple successful start-up companies. Dr. Jacofsky is on the Editorial Review Board of The Journal of Arthroplasty, The Journal of Knee Surgery, The Journal of Hip Surgery, and Orthopedics. He is an inventor listed on over 30 patents.

The Arizona Business Magazine honored him as a “Healthcare Leader of the Year” in both 2013 and 2014. Dr. Jacofsky was named Surgeon of the Year by Phoenix Business Journal in 2012 and received their “Special Merit Award” for innovation in healthcare from the same magazine in 2013. He was also named Researcher of the Year in 2014. In addition, he received “Leaders in Joint Replacement: Generation Next” from Orthopedics Today in 2013 and has been recognized as PHOENIX Magazine’s “Top Doc”. The CORE Institute has been voted the #1 orthopedic group by Ranking Arizona for the last seven years, has been voted a best place to work by Phoenix Business Journal for the last five years, and recently was listed as a “Top 40 Most Admired Companies” by Arizona Business Magazine. His company also received the coveted “IMPACT Entrepreneurial Excellence Award” from the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce in 2014.

His career landmarks include graduating Valedictorian of his high school class, highest honors at Lehigh University, valedictorian and magna cum laude at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, orthopedic surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and finally a fellowship in orthopedic oncology and complex adult reconstruction from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. During his medical education he received numerous awards including the 2001 Mayo Scholar award and the Joe Janes Humanitarian Award.

Dr. Jacofsky is extensively involved with academic medicine. To date, he has over 85 peer reviewed publications, has authored over 25 book chapters and three (3) orthopedic textbooks. He is board certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Procedures & Areas of Interest

  • Adult Joint Reconstruction Surgery of the Hip & Knee
  • Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Oncology
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Revision Joint Replacement of the Hip & Knee


Johns Hopkins University


Mayo Clinic


Medical College of Pennsylvania


Lehigh University

Board Certification

Board Certified


  • 2013 Arizona Business Magazine, Special Merit Award in Healthcare Leadership
  • 2013 Phoenix Business Journal, Most Admired Leader
  • 2013 Orthopedics Today, Leaders in Joint Replacement: Generation Next
  • 2012 Arizona Business Magazine, Surgeon of the Year
  • 2010 PHOENIX Magazine, Top Doctor
  • 2002 Mayo Scholar
  • 2001 Janes Humanitarian Award
  • 2001 Mayo Award for Clinical Competence
  • 1992-1996 Magna Cum Laude, Valedictorian
  • Pittsburgh Award for Surgical Excellence
  • Pennsylvania Surgical Society Award for Excellence

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