Laura Lewallen, M.D., is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She specializes in pediatric upper extremity surgery, including congenital and traumatic conditions.
She completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic. She then went on to complete her hand fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Most recently, she completed an additional year of subspecialty training in pediatric upper extremity surgery at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Sacramento and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas.
Dr. Lewallen is passionate about caring for children. She has volunteered her medical skills and knowledge as part of Operation Walk, Operation Smile, and other charitable initiatives in the U.S. and Central America.
Her clinical and academic interests include: pediatric forearm and elbow fractures, post-traumatic conditions, cerebral palsy, arthrogryposis, limb deficiency, osteogenesis imperfecta, and multiple hereditary exostoses. She has authored numerous research publications and book chapters.
Dr. Lewallen is dedicated to resident and medical student education and mentorship.