Dr. Claudette Lajam is Chief Safety Officer and Adult Reconstructive Surgeon at NYU Langone Orthopedics. An Associate Professor of Orthopedics at NYU School of Medicine, she is an ISK Fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon. She specializes in total hip replacement, total knee replacement, revision and complex revision total hip and knee replacement. Dr. Lajam participates in the training of 72 Orthopedic Residents and 6 Arthroplasty Fellows each year. She is also an original host of “The Orthopedics Show” on SiriusXM Doctor Radio.
Dr. Lajam was trained at the world famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She has appeared on television, radio, and has been featured in multiple print and online publications. She holds various leadership positions within the AAOS, is Past President of the Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society, and is on the Central Board for Operation WALK through the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
Claudette Lajam, M.D. (OR ’04), will receive the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association Professional Achievement Award at the Biennial Meeting. This award recognizes exceptional contributions by alumni in clinical, research, educational or administrative fields. Dr. Lajam is the ninth recipient of the award and the first woman to be honored with it.