Jason K. Hofer, M.D.
Dr. Hofer is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee reconstructive surgery. He lives in Ventura with his wife and three children and works in the Ventura office with his medical assistant Christine R.
Undergraduate Degree: University of California - San Diego, cum laude
Adult hip and knee replacement, including complex reconstructive and revision procedures
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Community Memorial Hospital
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Jason K. Hofer, M.D., was raised in Ventura and attended Buena High School, where he played baseball and enjoyed surfing and fishing off the Ventura coast. He went on to attend the University of California - San Diego and performed research at the School of Medicine that resulted in several scientific papers. He graduated cum laude with a degree in Chemistry in 2001. He then attended the University of Southern California School of Medicine and graduated with honors in 2005. While in medical school, he became attracted to orthopedic surgery, and performed research that was presented and published in the field of orthopedics.
After medical school, Dr. Hofer completed a five year orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California - Irvine. He enjoyed all aspects of orthopedics, and continued performing orthopedic research that culminated in several orthopedic journal publications and presentations at the national level.
While in residency at UC Irvine, Dr. Hofer developed an interest in innovative techniques for managing hip and knee arthritis, and he went on to complete a fellowship specializing in lower extremity reconstruction at the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, CA. His training included hip and knee replacement surgery when other options are no longer viable, including complex revision and reconstruction cases. It also included partial knee replacements, computer navigation hip and knee replacements, and joint preservation surgery. Joint preservation surgery includes fresh osteochondral allografting, an innovative technique where fresh cartilage and bone is transplanted into damaged areas of a patient's knee or ankle joint. In selected patients with cartilage damage resulting from trauma or other causes, this can provide pain relief and functional improvement while avoiding a traditional joint replacement.
Dr. Hofer has presented his orthopedic research at the local and national level and has several publications in leading journals. He is a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and he is a member of the California Orthopedic Association.
Dr. Hofer is familiar with the most recent advances in hip and knee replacement surgery as well as conservative, non-surgical management of hip and knee problems. His goal is to provide compassionate and state of the art care for each and every patient he treats, and nothing gives him more satisfaction than to help a patient overcome a debilitating condition and improve their quality of life. He is grateful for the opportunity to return to Ventura and provide care for the patients in his community. He lives in Ventura with his wife and three children, and in his spare time he enjoys surfing, fishing, skiing, and relaxing with his family.
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