Thomas H. Mallory, MD, FACS

Dr. Thomas H. Mallory and Kelly S. Mallory

The late Dr. Thomas Mallory (1939-2019), was the founder of Joint Implant Surgeons. He performed the first total hip and knee replacements in Columbus, Ohio in 1971. His interest in biomedical engineering led to the design of the Mallory Head Total Hip System which is used internationally.

Dr. Mallory received his bachelor's degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio in 1961. He completed his medical doctorate and orthopaedic residency at the Ohio State University, and completed a Hip Surgery Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Afterwards, Dr. Mallory took a tour of Europe, visiting The Hip Centre at Wrightington, England, as well as hip centers in Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.

Exhibit of the Mallory Total Hip implant

Mallory Head Total Hip System

He was Emeritus Chairman of Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Ohio State University School of Medicine. Dr. Mallory has written for many publications, served on editorial boards, and presented at orthopaedic seminars nationally and internationally. His professional memberships included The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The Hip Society, The Knee Society and The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. Dr. Mallory also published The Man behind the Mask: Journey of an Orthopaedic Surgeon. Throughout his life, he continued his dedication to orthopaedic research and education.

Dr. Mallory and his wife Kelly provided the gift that established the Mallory-Wilson Center back in 1994.