Arthritis of the Fingers, Arthritis of the Hand, Carpal Injuries, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dupuytren's Contracture, Hand and Peripheral Nerves, Hand Reconstruction, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Tendinitis of the Hand, Fingers, and Wrist, Tendon Transfer, Ulnar Neuropathy, Upper Extremity Reconstruction
Wrist pain; Triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tears; Peripheral nerve; Wrist innervation; Resident education
Dr. Dawn LaPorte is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise are hand and wrist injuries, including ligament injuries, avascular necrosis, arthritis, nerve compression syndromes, Dupytren’s contracture and congenital hand differences. Dr. LaPorte serves as the residency program director for the Orthopaedic Surgery Training Program.
Dr. LaPorte received her undergraduate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She completed her orthopaedic surgery training at Johns Hopkins and performed her hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship training at the Curtis National Hand Center.
Her research interests include wrist pain, triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tears and resident education.
Dr. LaPorte is a member of the American Society of Surgery for the Hand (ASSH) and serves on multiple ASSH committees, including the Diversity Committee and the Resident Education Committee. She serves on the Governing Council of the national Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors.