Universidad Central de Venezuela
Howard University - Orthopaedics
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia University)
NYU Langone (NYU Grossman School of Medicine) - Adult Reconstruction NYU/ISK
Clinical / Research Interests
Total knee replacement
Total hip replacement
Periprosthetic joint infection
Revision hip and knee replacement
Partial knee replacement
Robotic joint replacement
Outcomes research

Jordan Carolina Villa Martinez, MD is an Assistant Professor of Adult Reconstruction Surgery in the Orthopaedic Surgery Division at the George Washington University. Dr. Villa specializes in treating people with hip and knee conditions with a focus on individualized patient care. Her expertise includes degenerative joint disease requiring primary total joint replacement and existing joint pathology requiring

revision surgery. Dr. Villa has extensive training in the most recent technology for joint replacement surgery, including computer navigation with Intellijoint Surgical and robotic-assisted surgery on state-of-the-art platforms including MAKO, CORI, and ROSA robots.

Dr. Villa’s interest includes primary, minimally invasive total hip and knee replacement, robotic and navigated joint replacement surgery, partial knee replacement, revision joint replacement surgery, periprosthetic fracture, and periprosthetic joint infection. Other areas of focus include the treatment of developmental hip dysplasia, avascular necrosis, posttraumatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

At the heart of Dr. Villa's practice lies a belief in individualized patient care. Her approach emphasizes the restoration of function, early mobilization, multi-modal pain control, interdisciplinary care, and open communication.

Graduating as valedictorian with multiple academic honors from medical school, Dr. Villa embarked on a remarkable career of learning and mentorship under the guidance of internationally recognized orthopaedic surgeons. Dr. Villa’s journey began as a Research Fellow at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City, NY, where she conducted pioneering research to advance the field of Orthopaedic Surgery. Following her tenure at HSS, Dr. Villa pursued a year of General Surgery Residency at the renowned New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University in New York. This was followed by Orthopaedic Surgery training at Howard University Hospital.

To refine her expertise, Dr. Villa completed a coveted Fellowship in complex adult reconstruction and total joint replacement at NYU Langone Orthopaedic Hospital (NYU Grossman School of Medicine), recently ranked by US NEWS as one of the nation's top orthopaedic institutions. Additionally, Dr. Villa's commitment to excellence and leadership in her profession was further exemplified when she was selected to participate in the prestigious 2022 Feagin Leader program at Duke University—a testament to her dedication and leadership in the medical community.

Dr. Villa has published numerous original research articles in peer-reviewed journals, authored book chapters and has presented at numerous conferences in the US and internationally, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2023 annual meeting. Moreover, during her fellowship at NYU Langone, Dr. Villa received recognition for the best research project for her work on periprosthetic joint infection.

Dr. Villa is an active member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Additionally, she serves as the Chair of the Membership Committee for the American Association of Latino Orthopaedic Surgeons (AALOS).

  1. Staged Bilateral Total Hip Arthroplasty in a Patient With Larsen Syndrome.
    Robin JX, Huebschmann N, Villa JC, Schwarzkopf R. Arthroplasty Today. 2023 May 22;21:101147. PMID: 37274834. doi: 10.1016/j.artd.2023.101147.
  2. Anatomical Engineering and 3D Printing for Surgery and Medical Devices: International Review and Future Exponential Innovations.
    Cornejo J, Cornejo-Aguilar JA, Vargas M, Helguero CG, Milanezi de Andrade R, Torres-Montoya S, Asensio-Salazar J, Rivero Calle A, Martínez Santos J, Damon A, Quiñones-Hinojosa A, Quintero-Consuegra MD, Umaña JP, Gallo-Bernal S, Briceño M, Tripodi P, Sebastian R, Perales-Villarroel P, Dela Cruz-Ku G, Mckenzie T, Arruarana VS, Ji J, Zuluaga L, Haehn DA, Paoli A, Villa JC, Martinez R, Gonzalez C, Grossmann RJ, Escalona G, Cinelli I, Russomano T. Biomed Res Int. 2022 Mar 24;2022:6. PMID: 35372574. doi: 10.1155/2022/6797745.
  3. Onlay Patellofemoral Arthroplasty in patients with isolated patellofemoral arthritis - a systematic review.
    Villa JC, Howard NW, Paoli A, Badr R, Harper K. J Arthroplasty. 2021. Jul;36 (7):2642-2649. PMID: 33795175. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2021.02.054.
  4. Predictors of In-hospital Ambulatory Status Following Low Energy Hip Fracture Surgery.
    Villa JC, Koressel J, van der List JP, Cohn MR, Wellman DS, Lorich DG, Lane JM. Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil. 2019, Jan 10. PMID: 30671280. doi: 10.1177/2151459318814825.
  5. Evaluation of two Collagen Conduits and Autograft in Rabbit Sciatic Nerve Regeneration with Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Electrophysiology and Histology.
    Jeon T, Vutescu ES, Saltzman E, Villa JC, Wolfe SW, Lee SK, Feinberg JH, Pownder SL, Dyke JP, Sneag DB. Eur Radiol Exp. 2018, Dec; 2:19. PMID:30148252. doi: 10.1186/s41747-018-0049-2.
  6. A Comparison between two collagen nerve conduits and nerve autograft: a rat model of motor nerve regeneration.
    Saltzman E, Villa JC, Feinberg J, Steve LK, Wolfe SW. J Hand Surg Am. 2018, Nov27.pii: S0363-5023(17)31800-2. PMID: 30502013. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.10.008.
  7. Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes of Periprosthetic Distal Femur Fractures Treated with Open Reduction Internal Fixation.
    Christ AB, Chawla H, Gausden EB, Villa JC, Wellman DS, Lorich DG, Helfet DL. J Orthop Trauma. 2018 Oct; 32(10):515-520. PMID: 30247279. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001265.
  8. Osseous Vascularity of the Medial Elbow following Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction: A Comparison of the Docking and Modified Jobe Techniques.
    Camp CL, Klinger, CE, Lazaro LE, Villa JC, van Der List JP, Altchek, DW, Lorich DG, Dines J. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018, Apr2; 6(4). PMID: 29637083. doi: 10.1177/2325967118763153.
  9. Postoperative CT Is Superior for Acetabular Fracture Reduction Assessment and Reliably Predicts Hip Survivorship.
    Verbeek DO, van der List JP, Villa JC, Wellman DS, Helfet DL. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Oct 18;99(20):1745-1752. PMID: 29040129. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.16.01446.
  10. The Hip Fracture Patient on Warfarin: Evaluating Blood Loss and Time to Surgery
    Cohn MR, Trivedi N, Levack A, Villa JC, Koressel J, Wellman DS, Lyden LP, Lorich DG, Lane JM. J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Aug;31(8):407-413. PMID: 28445186. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000857.
  11. Nonunion after Clavicle Osteosynthesis: High Incidence of Propionibacterium acnes.
    Gausden EB, Villa JC, Warner SJ, Redko M, Pearle AD, Lorich DG, Helfet DL., Wellman, D.S. J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Apr;31(4):229-235. PMID: 27984454. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000770.
  12. Microsurgery Training: Does it Improve Surgical Skills?
    Vinagre G, Villa JC, Amillo S.J Hand Microsurg. 2017 Apr;9(1):47-48. PMID: 28442865. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1599222.
  13. Early Functional Outcome after Lateral UKA is Sensitive to Postoperative Lower Limb Alignment.
    Van der List JP, Chawla H, Villa JC, Zuiderbaan HA, Pearle AD. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2017 Mar;25(3):687-693. PMID: 26611898. doi: 10.1007/s00167-015-3877-0.
  14. The Role of Patient Characteristics on the Choice of Unicompartmental versus Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients with Medial Osteoarthritis.
    Van der List JP, Chawla H, Villa JC, Pearle AD. J Arthroplasty. 2017 Mar;32(3):761-766. PMID: 27692783. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.08.015.
  15. Why do Patellofemoral Arthroplasties Fail Today? A systematic review.
    Van der List JP, Chawla H, Villa JC, Pearle AD. Knee. 2017 Jan;24(1):2-8. PMID: 27825938. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2015.11.002.
  16. Different optimal alignment but equivalent functional outcomes in medial and lateral unicompartmental knee arthroplasty.
    Van der List JP, Chawla H, Villa JC, Pearle AD. Knee. 2016 Dec;23(6):987-995. PMID: 27810436. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2016.08.008.
  17. Treatment of Pre-collapse Stage of Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head: a Systematic Review of randomized Control Trials.
    Villa JC, Van der List JP, Husain S, Gianakos A, Lane JM. HSS J. 2016 Oct;12(3):261-271. PMID: 27703421. doi: 10.1007/s11420-016-9505-9.
  18. Plate Fixation and Bone Grafting of Distal Clavicle Nonunions: Radiologic and Functional Outcomes.
    Villa JC, van der List JP, Gausden EB, Lorich DG, Helfet DL, Kloen P, Wellman DS. Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. 2016, Aug; 136(11), 1521-1529. PMID: 27568218. DOI: 10.1007/s00402-016-2489-6
  19. The Walking Speed Questionnaire: Assessing Walking Speed in a Self-Reported Format.
    Cong GT, Cohn MR, Villa JC, Kerwin LJ, Rosen N, Fang XZ, Christos PJ, Evrony A, Chen J, Torres A, Lane JM. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2016, Apr; 30(4): 132-137. PMID: 26569186. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000476.
  20. Bisphosphonate Treatment in Osteoporosis: Optimal Duration of Therapy and the Incorporation of a Drug Holiday.
    Villa JC, Gianakos AL, Lane JM. HSS journal: The Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery. 2016, Feb; 12(1): 66-73. PMID: 26855630. doi: 10.1007/s11420-015-9469-1.
  21. Current concepts on osteonecrosis of the femoral head
    Moya-Angeler J, Gianakos AL, Villa JC, Ni A, Lane JM. World Journal of Orthopaedics. 2015, Sep; 6(8): 590-601. PMID:26396935. DOI: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i8.590