Jason K. Hofer, MD
Jason K. Hofer, MD, a native of Ventura, grew up enjoying surfing and fishing off the coast and attended Buena High School, where he played baseball. Dr. Hofer went on to attend the University of California, San Diego where he performed research at the School of Medicine which resulted in several scientific papers. In 2001, he graduated cum laude with a degree in chemistry. Dr. Hofer 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 in orthopedic surgery. 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 so he went on to complete a fellowship specializing in lower extremity reconstruction at the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, Calif. His training included hip and knee replacement surgery, including complex revision and reconstruction cases. It also included partial knee replacements, computer navigation hip and knee replacements and joint preservation surgery.
Dr. Hofer has presented his orthopedic research at the local and national level and has several publications in leading journals. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and 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. He is an expert in anterior hip replacement, which is less invasive and can provide a faster recovery for patients. Dr. Hofer has performed more anterior hip replacements than any other doctor in the area and he enjoys seeing how quickly his patients return to their favorite activities.
Dr. Hofer 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.
Education & Training
University of California, San Diego
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery, University of California, Irvine
Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction, Scripps Clinic
General Orthopaedics, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
California Orthopaedic Association