Nigel Naichieh Hsu, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Languages: English, Chinese


Achilles Tendon Injuries, Ankle Arthroscopy, Ankle Impingement, Ankle Injuries, Ankle Replacement Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle, Bone Fractures, Bunion Surgery, Foot and Ankle, Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, Foot Deformities, Foot Surgery, Hammer Toe, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Sports Injuries to the Ankle, Traumatic Foot Injuries more

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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: 443-997-2663
1106 Annapolis Road
Suite 280
Odenton, MD 21113
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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663
10803 Falls Road
Pavilion III, Suite 2100
Lutherville, MD 21093
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Nigel N. Hsu, M.D., is an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon serving patients in the Baltimore and Howard County areas. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Hsu specializes in comprehensive surgical care of the foot and ankle. He is an expert in total ankle replacement, foot and ankle deformity correction, foot and ankle arthritis, sports-related injuries, ankle arthroscopy, bunions, lesser toe deformities and fracture care. Dr. Hsu employs the latest technology in total ankle arthroplasty and minimally invasive techniques to achieve the best outcomes for his patients. 

Dr. Hsu completed his orthopaedic foot and ankle fellowship at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. Prior to that, he earned his medical degree and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He graduated with honors in chemistry and studio art from Dartmouth College.

Dr. Hsu has authored numerous publications, book chapters and has presented research nationally. He is an accomplished artist and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. more


  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

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  • MD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2012)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2017)


  • Foot and Ankle Surgery; Medstar Union Memorial Hospital (2018)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery) (2020)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Hsu N, Tan EW, Miller SD. Dual Semitendinosus Allograft Reconstruction of Large Defects in Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy. Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2015

Thakkar SC, Hsu N, Hasenboehler EA. Knee Extensor Mechanism Reconstruction With Complete Extensor Allograft After Failure of Patellar Tendon Repair. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2015 Jun;44(6):E199-203. PMID: 26047006

Lee RJ, Hsu NN, Lenz CM, Leet AI. Does obesity affect fracture healing in children? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Apr;471(4):1208-13. doi: 10.1007/s11999-012-2626-7. PMID: 23054519

Weber KL, Doucet M, Shaner A, Hsu N, Huang D, Fogel J, Kominsky SL. MIP-1δ activates NFATc1 and enhances osteoclastogenesis: involvement of both PLCγ2 and NFκB signaling. PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e40799. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040799. Epub 2012 Jul 9. PMID: 22792407

Jain A, Sullivan BT, Hassanzadeh H, Hsu NN, Sponseller PD. Posterolateral Diskectomies for Treatment of Pediatric Spinal Deformities. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Aug;43(16):1139-1145. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002525. PMID: 29227364

Activities & Honors


  • AOFAS Resident Scholar, 2015 - 2015
  • Sellard Travel Grant, Johns Hopkins University, 2009 - 2009
  • Dean’s Research Grant, Johns Hopkins University, 2009 - 2009


  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 2008
  • Maryland Orthopaedic Association, 2012
  • Dartmouth College Alumni Association, 2008
  • Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association, 2012
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2012

Professional Activities

  • Sideline Physician, Johns Hopkins University Collegiate Lacrosse, 2013 - 2017

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Lectures and Presentations

  • Management Of Acute Ruptures Of The Achilles Tendon - Healing The Achilles’ Heel
    Scientific Exhibit, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL (03/01/2016)
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