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John Henry Wilckens, M.D.

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Medical Director for Orthopaedics at White Marsh

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Expertise: Baseball Injuries, Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Research Interests: Sports medicine; adolescent sports injuries; ligament reconstruction; running injuries and arthroscopy

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - White Marsh
Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663

White Marsh
4924 Campbell Boulevard
Suite 130
Nottingham, MD 21236 map
Fax: 443-442-2087

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663

4940 Eastern Avenue
Musculoskeletal Clinic
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Fax: 410-550-0662

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Bowie
Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663

17001 Science Drive
Suite 102
Bowie, MD 20715 map

Johns Hopkins Healthcare - Columbia
Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663

10700 Charter Drive
Charter Professional Building Suite 140
Columbia, MD 21044 map
Fax: 443-442-2087

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Odenton
Appointment Phone: 410-874-1300

1106 Annapolis Road
Suite 280
Odenton, MD 21113 map


John Wilckens, M.D., is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include baseball injuries, orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Wilckens serves as the medical director of Johns Hopkins Orthopaedics at White Marsh.

Dr. Wilckens holds research interests in sports medicine, adolescent sports injuries, ligament reconstruction, running injuries and arthroscopy.

Dr. Wilckens serves as team physician for the U.S. Naval Academy’s athletic programs.  He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and serves on the Council of Delegates for American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. more


  • Medical Director for Orthopaedics at White Marsh
  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery



  • MD, George Washington University School of Medicine (1980)


  • Naval Medical Center San Diego / Orthopaedic Surgery (1988)


  • Methodist Hospital Sports Medicine Center / Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (1990)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery / Orthopaedic Surgery (1992)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Srikumaran U, Stein BE, Tan EW, Freehill MT, Wilckens JH. "Upper-Extremity Peripheral Nerve Blocks in the Perioperative Pain Management of Orthopaedic Patients: AAOS Exhibit Selection." J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Dec 18;95(24):e1971-13. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.01745.

Stein BE, Srikumaran U, Tan EW, Freehill MT, Wilckens JH. "Lower-extremity peripheral nerve blocks in the perioperative pain management of orthopaedic patients: AAOS exhibit selection." J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Nov 21;94(22):e167. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.K.01706.

Wilson EK, Lahurd AP, Wilckens JH. "An unusual mechanism for injury of the anterior cruciate ligament in figure skating." Clin J Sport Med. 2012 Mar;22(2):160-2. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0b013e318246ea82.

Evans KN, Kilcoyne KG, Dickens JF, Rue JP, Giuliani J, Gwinn D, Wilckens JH. "Predisposing risk factors for non-contact ACL injuries in military subjects." Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2012 Aug;20(8):1554-9. doi: 10.1007/s00167-011-1755-y. Epub 2011 Nov 12.

Freehill MT, Ebel BG, Archer KR, Bancells RL, Wilckens JH, McFarland EG, Cosgarea AJ. "Glenohumeral range of motion in major league pitchers: changes over the playing season." Sports Health. 2011 Jan;3(1):97-104.

Kilcoyne KG, Ebel BG, Bancells RL, Wilckens JH, McFarland EG. Epidemiology of injuries in major league baseball catchers. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43(10):2496-2500.

Activities & Honors


  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (Council of Delegates)
  • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon
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