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Heather Virginia Lochner, MD

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Bone Disease, Bone Disorders, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Childrens Center, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Distal Radius Fracture, Hand and Peripheral Nerves, Hand Surgery, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Syndactyly-Webbed Fingers, Trigger Finger

Research Interests

Congenital Disorders of the Upper Extremity


Dr. Heather Lochner is an assistant professor orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise are pediatric hand and carpal bone injuries and pediatric extremity congenital diagnoses, including radial and ulnar dysplasia, thumb hypoplasia, syndactyly, polydactyly, symbrachydactyly, arthrogryposis, cerebral palsy, pediatric trigger fingers/thumbs, cleft hand, pediatric Kienbock’s disease, vascular malformations, nerve compression syndromes and traumatic hand injuries.

Dr. Lochner received her undergraduate degree from DePauw University, and a Master of Science in environmental science and engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. She graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine in 2002, and remained at the Boston University Medical Center for her orthopaedic residency training. She performed a fellowship in hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgery fellowship at Duke University Medical Center and received additional fellowship training in pediatric hand and upper extremity surgery at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Lochner joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2009.

Dr. Lochner's research interests focus on congenital disorders of the upper extremity.

Dr. Lochner is a member of several professional societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the Piedmont Orthopaedic Society.


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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Piedmont Orthopaedic Society

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  • Education +


    • Boston University School of Medicine (Boston MA) (2002)


    • Boston University Medical Center / Orthopaedic Surgery (Boston MA) (2007)


    • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (Dallas TX) (2009)
    • Duke University School of Medicine / Hand Surgery (Durham NC) (2008)


    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery / Orthopedic Surgery (2011)
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    Research Summary

    Dr. Lochner's research focuses on congenital disorders of the upper extremity. Recent research examines the recent literature and areas of evolving controversy related to treating pediatric hand and wrist injuries including distal radius fractures, scaphoid fractures, metacarpal and phalangeal fractures, nailbed injuries and amputations.

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Williams AA, Lochner HV. “Pediatric hand and wrist injuries.” Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2013 Mar;6(1):18-25. doi: 10.1007/s12178-012-9146-7.
    2. Lochner HV, Oishi S, Ezaki M, Malungpaishrope K, Moore RB. “The fate of the index metacarpophalangeal joint following pollicization.” J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Aug;37(8):1672-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.05.031. Epub 2012 Jul 3.
    3. Lochner HV, Einhorn TA. “Hormone replacement therapy.” J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2004 Sep-Oct;12(5):291-4. Review.
    4. Bhandari M, Guyatt GH, Lochner H, Sprague S, Tornetta P 3rd. “Application of the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) in the Fracture Care Literature.” J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 Mar;84-A(3):485-9. Review.
    5. Bhandari M, Lochner H, Tornetta P 3rd. “Effect of continuous versus dichotomous outcome variables on study power when sample sizes of orthopaedic randomized trials are small.” Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2002 Mar;122(2):96-8. Epub 2001 Sep 11.
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    Professional Activities

    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Leadership Program for Women Faculty, 2013

    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Emerging Women’s Leadership Program, 2012

    American Society for Surgery of the Hand Young Leaders Program, 2011

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