Dr. Jimmy Chow M.D., Orthopedist
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Dr. Jimmy Chow M.D.

Orthopedist | Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

3700 N 24th St 160 Phoenix AZ, 85016



Dr. Chow is the founder of Chow Surgical LLC (Phoenix, AZ), where he serves as faculty for American fellows and where he is the Fellowship Director for an ISAKOS-accredited international fellowship in hip & knee surgery. He is also the National Medical Director of Orthopaedics for the Tenet Healthcare system, the 3rd largest for-profit hospital system in the US. Tenet Healthcare is the parent company for the Abrazo, Carondelet, and USPI Healthcare systems in Arizona.

Dr. Chow has been named the “Best Orthopedic Surgeon” in the 2020 Readers’ Choice, a “Top Doctor” in AZ Top Docs in 2020, Castle Connolly’s “Top Doc” since 2020, a “Top Doc” in 2016 by the International Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, the “Physician of the Year” for 2014 by the AZ Business Magazine and appointed as one of the influential “40 under 40” for 2013 by the Phoenix Business Journal. Dr. Chow’s work in minimally-invasive, fast-recovery, and robotic surgery has attracted attention from his peers, media and governmental health officials.

Dr. Chow has been a key inventor of the SuperPATH total hip procedure, a microinvasive total hip replacement technique. Its foundation originates from two previous tissue-sparing techniques: PATH® (created by Dr. Brad Penenberg ) and SuperCap™ (created by Dr. Stephen Murphy) The first SuperPATH® procedures were performed in September 2008 as a collaboration between Dr. Chow, Dr. Harbinder Chadha & Dr. William Kurtz.

Dr. Chow’s work in technique and tooling design is now patented in multiple countries and comprises key components of SuperPATH’s current form. He has lectured internationally regarding his experience with microinvasive total hip replacement, and he routinely trains surgeons on the technique. As of 2022, Dr. Chow has performed over 4,000 SuperPATH total hip procedures.

Dr. Chow is a lead designer for robotic surgery. He was Arizona’s first robotic knee surgeon, performing Arizona’s first Makoplasty partial knee resurfacing in 2010, Arizona’s first NAVIO unicondylar knee in 2015, and the world’s first robotic ACL/PCL sparing total knee in 2016. Dr. Chow has also performed the world’s first robotically-assisted revision total knee replacement and the world’s first robotic hinged total knee replacement in 2017 and 2018 respectively. More recently, he has helped develop and launch CORI, performing the world’s first CORI surgery, which was an ACL/PCL sparing total knee replacement in 2020.

Currently Dr. Chow consults for the Arizona Medical Board. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the International Society of Arthroscopy for Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Chow Research Foundation.

Education and Training

MD at the University of Illinois

New England Baptist Hospital Fellowship 1 2008

University of Illinois at Chic Orthopedic Residency 2007

Orthopedic Center of Southern Fellowship 2 2008

Stanford University BS Engineering 1998

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Provider Details

Male Mandarin Chinese, English 14 years of experience

Areas of expertise and specialization

Hip and KneeOrthopedic Surgery

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • National Medical Director, Orthopedic Service Line Tenet Healthcare 2018 - Present


  • Who's Who in the World 2017 Marquis Who's Who 
  • Honorary Professor 2017 Medical School of Yangzhou University, China 
  • Hospital Wing Dedication 2017 Zhenjiang City First People's Hospital, China 
  • Provider of the Quarter 2017 St. Luke's Medical Center - Phoenix 
  • Top Doctor 2016 International Association of Orthopedic Surgeons 
  • Doctor of Excellence 2016 The Leading Physicians of the World 
  • Physician of the Year 2014 AZ Business Magazine 
  • 40 Under 40 2013 Phoenix Business Journal 
  • Medical Honoree 2012 AZ Arthritis Foundation 
  • My Doc Rocks! 2012 Arthritis Magazine 
  • Leonard Weinstein MD Award 2007 UIC Dept of Orthopedic Surgery 
  • Robert D Ray MD Award 2007 UIC Dept of Orthopedic Surgery 
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Resident Teaching Award 2005 UIC Dept of Orthopedic Surgery 
  • Top Doctors 2020 Castle Connolly 
  • Top Doctors 2021 Castle Connolly 
  • Top Doctors 2022 Castle Connolly 
  • Top Doctor 2020 AZTopDocs 
  • Top Doctor 2021 AZTopDocs 
  • Top Doctor 2022 AZTopDocs 
  • Best Orthopedic Surgeon 2020 Jewish News 
  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis 
  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis 
  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 Albert Nelson Marquis 
  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2020 Albert Nelson Marquis 
  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2021 Albert Nelson Marquis 
  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2022 Albert Nelson Marquis 
  • Who's Who in the World 2018 Marquis Who's Who 
  • Who's Who in the World 2019 Marquis Who's Who 
  • Who's Who in the World 2020 Marquis Who's Who 
  • Who's Who in the World 2021 Marquis Who's Who 
  • Who's Who in the World 2022 Marquis Who's Who 

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons  
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons  
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America  
  • International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery  
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine  
  • International Society of Technology in Arthroplasty  


  • University of Illinois


  • New England Baptist Hospital Otto Aufranc Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction, Orthopedic Center of Southern Illinois Fellowship in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine

Professional Society Memberships

  • Arizona Medical Board, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Knowledge, Questioning, History, Collaboration, Innovation

Favorite Place to Vacation

  • Gros Morne Inn - Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada

Dr. Jimmy Chow M.D.'s Practice location

Chow Surgical, LLC

3700 N 24th St 160 -
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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