Amiethab A Aiyer, M.D.

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  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Achilles Tendon Injuries, Ankle Arthroscopy, Ankle Injuries, Ankle Replacement Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle, Bunion Surgery, Bunions, Flat Feet, Foot and Ankle, Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, Foot Deformities, Foot Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Traumatic Foot Injuries more

Research Interests

basic science; biomechanics; clinical outcomes of foot and ankle pathologies (inclusive of bunions; arthritis; achilles ruptures; trauma; deformity) more

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Johns Hopkins Medicine - White Marsh

Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663
4924 Campbell Boulevard
Suite 130
Nottingham, MD 21236 map

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-287-2660
10803 Falls Road
Pavilion III, Suite 2100
Lutherville, MD 21093 map


Amiethab Aiyer, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in treating patients with foot and ankle conditions, such as fractures, deformities, and ligament and tendon tears. He is skilled in minimally invasive bunion correction, Achilles tendon rupture repair, as well as ankle reconstruction and replacement.

Dr. Aiyer is the division chief of foot and ankle surgery in the Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  

He completed his medical training at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. During his fourth year of medical school, Dr. Aiyer completed a research fellowship at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, also in Philadelphia. He then completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. 

During the residency, Dr. Aiyer received multiple awards, including the Alan Levine Orthopaedic Graduate Medical Education Scholarship from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). He has also been selected to present at the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Resident Research Symposium and as an American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Emerging Leader. In his final year of residency, he received the Gold Humanism Resident Teacher Award. 

Dr. Aiyer went on to complete a research and clinical fellowship at the Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. As a researcher, he is currently investigating diagnosis, surgical treatments and patient outcomes for bunions, Achilles tendon ruptures, ankle arthritis, ankle trauma and other conditions affecting the foot and ankle. His research encompasses clinical, basic science and biomechanical studies. He has presented his research at numerous conferences held by the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, AAOS and other professional organizations of which he is a member. He is a fellow of the AAOS and AOA, and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Along with special interests in clinical practice and multiple facets of orthopaedic foot and ankle research, he is passionate about teaching residents and medical students; he has been mentoring medical students for several years. Dr. Aiyer has been recognized for his commitment to education with multiple teaching and faculty educator awards, and he is working with other orthopaedic surgeons to develop a nationwide push for medical student mentorship. Using social media platforms, he co-founded the @orthomentor Instagram account to provide students with easy access to mentorship and advising. more


  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Drexel University College of Medicine (2008)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery; Penn State Health Milton S Hershey Medical Center (2013)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery; Mercy Medical Center (2015)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery) (2017)

Activities & Honors


  • UM Provost Teaching Award (Luis Glaser Mentorship Award), University of Miami, 2021
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society Research Competition Third Place, Minimally Invasive Hallux Valgus Correction: A Biomechanical Comparison of Two Common Techniques, 2020
  • Rosa Family Endowed Award in Orthopaedics, University of Miami/Miller School of Medicine, 2020
  • UMMSM Faculty Council Educator Award, University of Miami/Miller School of Medicine, 2019
  • George Paff Teaching Award for Class of 2020, University of Miami, George Paff Medical School Teaching Awards, 2019
  • George Paff Teaching Award for Class of 2019, University of Miami, George Paff Medical School Teaching Awards, 2019
  • PULSE 360 Top 10 Faculty Educator Award, University of Miami/Miller School of Medicine, 2018


  • Fellow Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2008
  • Fellow Member, Emerging Leaders Program, American Orthopaedic Association, 2012
  • Active Member, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, 2014

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Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Plantar Fasciitis: Tiger Woods's Foot Condition, Explained | The New York Times (November 2022)

Rookie Chet Holmgren’s injury is not an anomaly — or a career-killerThe Washington Post (August 2022)

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