Photo: John Hoffman, M.D.

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Dr. John Hoffman graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and holds a degree in medicine from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He also completed his internship and residency at the University of Wisconsin before attending the University of Toronto Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in Ontario, Canada, where he completed a fellowship in sports medicine. Dr. Hoffman has been in private practice in the Quad Cities for over 35 years. He continues to do well over 500 total joint replacements per year and has performed over 1,500 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions in his career. He has also served as the orthopaedic physician for Bettendorf High School for over 10 years.

Dr. Hoffman has developed a Rapid Recovery Joint Program at UnityPoint Health, which allows patients to leave the hospital in less than half the time needed on average nationally. As part of a statewide orthopaedic collaborative, he educates and teaches other surgeons how to implement this unique program that was designed to specifically emphasize patient education, pain control, and rapid recovery through a team approach to care delivery and research based clinical pathways. As the director of outpatient surgery at Mississippi Valley Surgery Center, he is one of only two surgeons in the state to perform total joint procedures in an ambulatory surgery center, Dr. Hoffman has further developed his protocol to allow for unicompartmental (partial) joint replacements to be done on an outpatient basis and total joint replacement surgeries to be done on a 23-hour overnight stay at Mississippi Valley Surgery Center.

To learn more about the services Dr. Hoffman performs through our Joint Replacement Center and Sports Medicine Center, call (563) 344-9292 or request an appointment online.

    Education & Training

    • Bachelor of Science: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
    • Doctor of Medicine: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
    • Internship: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
    • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
    • Sports Medicine Fellowship: University of Toronto Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Ontario, Canada


    • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Subspecialty Certification, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Professional Affiliations

    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Medical Association
    • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
    • Iowa Medical Society
    • Iowa Orthopaedic Society
    • Scott County Medical Society

    Hospital Affiliations

    • UnityPoint Health - Trinity
    • Mississippi Valley Surgery Center


    • Certified in robotically assisted surgery
    • Director of Outpatient Surgery at Mississippi Valley Surgery Center 
      • Creator of the Rapid Recovery Program at both Mississippi Valley Surgery Center and Trinity Medical Center
      • Instrumental in helping Mississippi Valley Surgery Center be named a Center of Excellence – the only such facility in Iowa
    • Has performed over 5,000 joint replacements over the past 10 years
    • First in the state of Iowa to perform outpatient total joint surgery (2005)
    • Has performed over 3,000 outpatient joint replacements