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
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.