Douglas E. Jessup, M.D., M.B.A.

  • Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame

  • Medical school: Indiana University School of Medicine

  • Internship: Memorial Hospital of South Bend

  • Residency: University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Douglas Jessup specializes in the treatment, reconstruction, and total joint replacement of damaged hips and knees. He has performed more than 6,000 total joint replacement procedures.


Dr. Jessup began his education at the University of Notre Dame, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. He then went on to Indiana University Medical School, where he earned his MD degree. He completed a rotating internship in Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana, and then completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In 1991, he also earned a Masters in Business Administration from the College of William and Mary.


Throughout his career, Dr. Jessup has been actively involved in the orthopaedic community on a statewide and national scale. He has served as President of Virginia Orthopaedic Society, and was one of the original members of, and served on the board of directors of, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. While practicing as an orthopaedic surgeon, he has also been advisor to the implant industry on hip and knee implant and instrumentation design, as well as surgical technique. He has been a design team member of the Foundation Hip System, the Vanguard Complete Knee System, and the Echo Total Hip Stem. Dr. Jessup has spoken internationally and performed joint replacement surgery on four continents.

Awards and Publication

Dr. Jessup has made presentations across the world on topics including hip and knee replacement, in venues including Japan, England, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Canary Islands, New Zealand and Czech Republic.