Jesse J. Wild, MD

Medical School

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Board Certified

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

M.D. License

Arizona, Massachusetts


English, Spanish

Dr. Wild, III is a board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive joint replacements, including use of both MAKO® and Conformis® technologies.


Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacement; Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement; MAKO® Robotic Partial Knee Replacement; Conformis® Custom Knee Replacement; Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty; Sports Medicine - Learn more about MAKO®. Learn more about Conformis®

Residency – Orthopaedic Surgery - University of Vermont, Burlington VT

Fellowship – Sports Medicine - New England Baptist Hospital, Boston MA

Internship – General Surgery - University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Community Involvement – Saguaro High School (Team Physician)

Recognized as Top Doctor – 2011-2018

Support Team

Jonathan Pagano, PA-C

Jonathan Pagano PA-C is a board certified Physician Assistant who works with Dr. Jesse Wild specializing in general orthopedics, minimally invasive joint replacements and fracture care.

Born in Colorado but raised in Naples, Florida, Jonathan competed with the US Olympic national soccer team and eventually earned a Division I soccer scholarship to the University of South Florida.

Prior to moving to Arizona, Jonathan practiced orthopedics and urgent care in Seattle, WA.

He is married and has 1 son and is expecting another boy.  In his spare time he loves to cook, play soccer and spend time with his family.



  • MMS: Physician Assistant, Nova Southeastern University. Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • MA: Bioethics & Medical Humanities. University of South Florida. Tampa, FL.
  • BS: Biomedical Sciences. University of South Florida. Tampa, FL.
  • BS: Exercise Science. University of South Florida. Tampa, FL.


  • The American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Heart Association, ACLS


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Advances in Arthroscopic Surgery for Young Athletes

At age 15, José Hernandez had dislocated his shoulder five times while playing football for Salpointe High School. After numerous painful trips to the emergency room to pop it back in place, he sought help from Dr. Wild.

Spotlight: Dr. John Wild and Dr. Jesse Wild

Tucson Orthopaedic Institute’s father and son surgeons, Dr. John Wild and Dr. Jesse Wild, share their insights about working together and current trends in orthopaedics, as published in the July 2013 “Best Doctors” issue of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine.

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Donna M., Tucson

I was in the hospital on December 6th for a complete knee operation. My doctor was Jesse Wild, M.D., who was excellent. I was on the 4th floor of the orthopaedic hospital; the nurses and volunteers were extremely pleasant and very easy to please. My care was outstanding. I will recommend Tucson Ortho to anyone that needs medical care. The...
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Jeff C., Oro Valley

As a patient of Tucson Orthopaedic Institute, I had left knee surgery and left shoulder surgery. Both surgeries were performed by Dr. Jesse Wild. In years past, prior to this, I had other surgeries with nationally known orthopaedic surgeons. I was very impressed with the high quality of orthopaedic care I received from Dr. Jesse Wild. I would highly recommend...
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Lisa M., Bisbee

After experiencing severe pain for over a year (and seeing several doctors, chiropractors, and an acupuncturist) I was referred to Dr. Jesse Wild. My only regret is that I didn’t find him sooner! After one visit with him it was clear I needed a total hip replacement. At the age of 49, not something I was expecting! Six months later...
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