Dr. Jackson received his medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1956. After studying under Masaki Watanabe, MD, Dr. Jackson continued to develop arthroscopic techniques, becoming an internationally recognized expert and sports medicine specialist. He published widely on the subject and instructed orthopaedists from around the world in arthroscopic techniques.


Published 2/1/2010

In memoriam

James J. Klobucar, MD
March 2009
Whittier, Calif.

Francis X. Plunkett, MD
Oct. 26, 2009
Charleston, W.Va.

Guy T. Vise Jr., MD
Dec. 14, 2009
Jackson, Miss.

Burton S. Wollowick, MD
Nov. 29, 2009
Boca Raton, Fla.

Ira J. Woodstein, MD
Dec. 14, 2009
Harahan, La.

A pioneer in arthroscopy: Robert W. Jackson, MD
Robert W. Jackson, MD, MS, FRCS, FRCSC, lauded for introducing arthroscopy to the Western world, passed away on Jan. 6, 2010, at the age of 77.

Dr. Jackson was a past president of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (1989–1990) and was honored by Sports Illustrated as one of the 40 people who had a significant impact on sports in the second half of the 20th century. He held numerous appointments during his decades-long career, including chief of orthopaedics at Toronto Western Hospital, chief of staff and chief of surgery at the Toronto Orthopaedic and Arthritic Hospital, chief of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center, and professor of surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.