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.