John Henry Wilckens, M.D.

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  • Medical Director for Orthopaedics at White Marsh
  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Baseball Injuries, Orthopaedic Surgery, Platelet-Rich Plasma, Shoulder Labral Tear, Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine more

Research Interests

Sports medicine; adolescent sports injuries; ligament reconstruction; running injuries and arthroscopy more

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - White Marsh

Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663
4924 Campbell Boulevard
Suite 130
Nottingham, MD 21236
Fax: 410-367-3340
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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Howard County

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6754
10700 Charter Drive
Suite 205
Columbia, MD 21044
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Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Odenton

Appointment Phone: 410-874-1300
1106 Annapolis Road
Suite 280
Odenton, MD 21113
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John Wilckens, M.D., is a sports medicine specialist who treats patients with a variety of sports injuries and orthopaedic conditions, including baseball injuries, running injuries and shoulder problems.

Dr. Wilckens serves as the medical director of Johns Hopkins Orthopaedics at White Marsh and as a division chief for sports medicine at the Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Wilckens holds research interests in sports medicine, adolescent sports injuries, ligament reconstruction, running injuries, injury prevention and arthroscopy.

Dr. Wilckens serves as team physician for the U.S. Naval Academy’s athletic programs.  He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and serves on the Council of Delegates for American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. more


  • Medical Director for Orthopaedics at White Marsh
  • Chief, Division of Sports Medicine, Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD; The George Washington University School of Medicine (1980)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery; Naval Medical Center San Diego (1988)


  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine; Methodist Hospital Sports Medicine Center (1990)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery) (1992)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Dewan AK, Petre BM, Wilckens JH, Zikria BA. Factors Affecting Perceptions of Open, Mini-Open, and Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Techniques Among Medical Professionals. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2015 Sep;44(9):E317-25.

Kilcoyne KG, Ebel BG, Bancells RL, Wilckens JH, McFarland EG. Epidemiology of Injuries in Major League Baseball Catchers. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Oct;43(10):2496-500. doi: 10.1177/0363546515597684. Epub 2015 Aug 28.

Goerger BM, Marshall SW, Beutler AI, Blackburn JT, Wilckens JH, Padua DA. Anterior cruciate ligament injury alters preinjury lower extremity biomechanics in the injured and uninjured leg: the JUMP-ACL study. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Feb;49(3):188-95. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-092982. Epub 2014 Feb 21.

Wilson EK, Deweber K, Berry JW, Wilckens JH. Cutaneous infections in wrestlers. Sports Health. 2013 Sep;5(5):423-37. doi: 10.1177/1941738113481179.

Srikumaran U, Stein BE, Tan EW, Freehill MT, Wilckens JH. “Upper-Extremity Peripheral Nerve Blocks in the Perioperative Pain Management of Orthopaedic Patients: AAOS Exhibit Selection.” J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Dec 18;95(24):e1971-13. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.01745.

Activities & Honors


  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (Council of Delegates)
  • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Return to Play | Closler (October 2019)

How the Gophers' captain returned to soccer months ahead of schedule after torn ACL | Star Tribune (October 2018)

AMSSM Shoulder Dislocation Podcast with Drs. John Tokish and John Wilckens | AMSSM Podcast (November 2017)

SLAP Tear Prevention Tips for Baseball and Softball Players | Johns Hopkins Medicine (June 2017)

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