John G. Costouros, MD

Institute for Joint Restoration and Research

Fremont, California

  Dr. John G. Costouros is chief of shoulder surgery at the Institute for Joint Restoration and Research in Northern California. His entire career has been focused on the comprehensive treatment of shoulder disorders.  He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. He has a certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in sports medicine.  Dr. Costouros attended Stanford University for his undergraduate studies, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for medical school and residency, and completed shoulder fellowships at Harvard Medical School and the University of Zurich, Switzerland with JP Warner and Christian Gerber.  He was previously on the full-time faculty at Stanford University in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.


   Dr. Costouros is past president of the UCSF Leroy C. Abbott Orthopaedic Society, the Northern California Orthopaedic Society, and the Northern California Chapter of the Western Orthopaedic Association. He is also an active member of the society of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, ISAKOS, and the Western Orthopaedic Association. His research is focused on clinical outcomes following traditional and reverse shoulder joint replacement, stemless shoulder arthroplasty, novel arthroscopic techniques, and modulation of arthritis at the molecular level.  Finally, he has been and continues to be involved in multiple FDA clinical trials using novel shoulder arthroplasty devices.


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