Dr. James V. Luck, Jr., is just such a person. The former medical director, president and chief executive officer of Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital (now Orthopaedic Institute for Children), Dr. Luck is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hemophilia disorders, bone and soft tissue tumors, and joint reconstructions. In his current role as director of surgical services and rehabilitation at OIC’s Hemophilia Treatment Center, Dr. Luck has performed more reconstructive surgeries on hemophilia patients than almost any other surgeon in the world. Dr. Luck then follows many of these patients throughout their entire lives, helping to manage their disease in adulthood with compassion and unparalleled experience.
A graduate of the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Dr. Luck took time to serve his country as a distinguished member of the United States Air Force before embarking full-time on his medical career. That career has been highlighted by a nearly half-century association with OIC where he has made an extraordinary impact on his profession and his patients. In addition to his role at OIC, Dr. Luck currently serves as executive vice chair, professor and program director of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA as well as chairman of the medical advisory board for Shriners Hospitals for Children.
A widely published author and much in-demand speaker, Dr. Luck is a former president of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a past recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the World Federation of Hemophilia, recognizing his work as a leading healthcare professional in the global field of hemophilia. He is also a past recipient of the “Humanitarian of the Year” awards from both the Crippled Children’s Guild as well as Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center.
Today, Dr. Luck continues to provide orthopaedic surgical care at OIC, often treating degenerative conditions in the bones and joints as well as serious injuries to the musculoskeletal system. For all he has done to heal children, enhance his profession, mentor medical students, and serve his community and country, we are proud to name Dr. James V. Luck, Jr., as Today’s Honoree.
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