Erin Melissa Honcharuk, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Achilles Tendon Injuries, Blount's Disease, Bone Fractures, Bow Leg (Genu Varum), Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (CMT), Clubfeet, Congenital Foot Disorders, Flat Feet, Foot Deformities, Fractures, Hip Dysplasia, Knock Knees (Genu Valgum), Leg Length Inequality, Orthopedic Surgery, Patellar Instability Stabilization, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Perthes Disease more

Research Interests

Evaluation and treatment of limb length inequality, traumatic injuries, foot deformities and other pediatric conditions more

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center

Appointment Phone: 240-762-5100
6420 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20817 map
Fax: 410-367-2237

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663
10803 Falls Road
Pavilion III, Suite 2100
Lutherville, MD 21093 map


Erin Honcharuk, M.D., is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon with training and expertise in a variety of bone and joint injuries, deformities and diseases affecting children, adolescents, and young adults. She specializes in treating children with conditions affecting the lower extremities, including hip dysplasia, joint instability, clubfoot, bone dysplasias and fractures. She is also skilled in limb-lengthening and reconstructive procedures to correct uneven limbs and treat congenital limb differences. 

Dr. Honcharuk graduated from the Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey, where she received a full scholarship. She completed her residency there in orthopaedic surgery, and was awarded the Resident of the Year Award. She then trained as a pediatric orthopaedic fellow at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas. She did an additional fellowship at the Paley Orthopaedic and Spine Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, focusing on limb reconstruction and lengthening. 

Dr. Honcharuk’s research interests include evaluation and treatment of limb length inequality, traumatic injuries, foot deformities and other pediatric conditions. She is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the American Orthopaedic Association, and the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society.

When not at work, Dr. Honcharuk enjoys spending time with her husband and their rescue beagle mix, Furiosa. She also enjoys yoga and baking and decorating cakes. more


  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2014)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery; Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (2019)


  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery; Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (2020)

Board Certifications

  • Pending/Scheduled (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Birch, J.G., Makarov, M.R., Sanders, J.O., Podeszwa, D.A., Honcharuk, E.M., Esparza, M., Tran, E.Y., Jo, C.. Lower-Extremity Segment-Length Prediction Accuracy of the Sanders Multiplier, Paley Multiplier, and White-Menelaus Formula. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: June 24, 2021 - Volume - Issue - 10.2106/JBJS.20.01923 doi: 10.2106/JBJS.20.01923

Activities & Honors


  • Orthopaedic Resident of the Year, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson, 2019
  • Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson, Dean’s Scholar
  • Carnegie Mellon Women’s Assoc., Scholarship Winner

Videos & Media

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    Leg Length Inequality with Dr. Erin Honcharuk

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    Clubfoot in Children with Dr. Erin Honcharuk

Lectures and Presentations

  • Dance and Orthopaedics: Strength, Alignment, Injury.
    Presentation, Summer Intensive Students at NJ School of Ballet (08/01/2020)
  • Earlier Hip Fracture Discharge With A Dedicated Orthopaedic Trauma Room
    Rapid fire presentation, Eastern Orthopaedic Society, Miami, FL
  • Range of Motion in Total Knee Arthroplasty After Manipulation Under Anesthesia
    Poster Presentation, Eastern Orthopaedic Society,, Miami, FL (10/01/2017)
  • Understanding Children’s Response to Traumatic Stress Post Newtown School Shooting: An etiological & Nosological Enigma of Conversion Disorder
    Poster Presentation, Research Day at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ
  • Correlates and implications of blood glucose testing among teens with type 1 diabetes
    Poster Presentation, American Diabetes Association, New Orleans, LA

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