Meet Our Medical Team | Hand Microsurgery in Erie, PA

The medical staff of Hand Microsurgery have extensive experience in medical treatment of the hand and upper extremity. Whether you have a sports-related injury or a life-altering condition, we can ensure that you will be on the path to recovery in no time. By calling the office, our administrative staff will direct you to a physician or medical staff member that is able to guide you in the right direction.

 

John D. Lubahn, MD, FACS

Orthopaedic Surgeon of the Hand and Upper Extremity
 
Phone: 814-456-6022
Fax: 814-455-4731

EDUCATION

Undergraduate:

1967-1971 Adelbert College – Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Degree: Bachelor Arts, Summa Cum Laude
Folberth German Award
Litwack Award for Scholarship and Athletics
Warrion Trophy for Scholarship, Leadership and Service
Phi Beta Kappa
Omicron Delta Kappa
Delta Phi Alpha (German Honorary)

Medical School:

1971-1975 Case Western Reserve University
Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Fraternity

General Surgical Training:

  • 1975-1976 Intern, General Surgery, University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital,
  • 601 Elm Avenue, Rochester, NY 14647
  • 1976-1977 Associate Resident, General Surgery, University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital

Orthopaedic Surgical Training:

  • 1977-1978 Associate Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
  • 1978-1979 Senior Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
  • 1979-1980 Chief Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
  • 1977-1980 Member of Replantation Services, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
  • 1980-1981 Christine Kleinert Fellow in Surgery of the Hand, University of Louisville Medical School, 323 E. Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40202
  • 1981 July Pediatric Hand Surgery, Professor Dieter Buck-Gramcko, Hamburg, Germany


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • 1981-1986 Orthopaedic Associates of Erie, Inc.
  • 1987-present Hand, Microsurgery and Reconstructive Orthopaedics, Erie, PA

CLINICAL APPOINTMENTS

  • 2008 - 2012 Chief of Staff, Shriners Hospital for Children, Erie, PA 
  • 2003 Director, Medical Education, Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA
  • 2003-present Director Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA
  • 1991-present Orthopaedic Residency Program Director, Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA
  • 1986-2011 Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics, Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA 
  • 1980-Aug-Oct Instructor in Orthopaedics, University of Rochester Medical Center 
  • Affiliated with Hamot Medical Center, 201 State Street, Erie PA 16550


CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Certified 09/10/1982
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Recertified through 12/31/2006
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Recertified through 12/31/2009
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Recertified through 12/31/2019
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Hand Surgery Certified 01/30/1989-12/31/1999
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Hand Surgery Recertified through 12/31/2009
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Hand Surgery Recertified through 12/31/2019


LICENSURE

Pennsylvania 
Ohio 
New York

HONORS

2003 Nominee for the ACGME’s Parker J. Palmer “Courage to Teach” Award
7/8/98 Paul Harris Fellow Award
Presented by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International “In appreciation
of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.”


MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Medical Association
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Erie County Medical Society

Hospital Affiliations

UPMC Hamot
201 State Street
Erie, PA 16550

Hamot Surgery Center
200 State Street
Erie, PA 16507

St. Vincent Health Center
232 West 25th Street
Erie, PA 16544

St. Vincent Surgery Center
312 West 25th Street
Erie, PA 16502

Shriners Hospital for Children
1645 West 8th Street
Erie, PA 16505


NATIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • 2003–2004 President, Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • 2001–2003 President, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand
  • 2001–2002 President, Academic Orthopaedic Society


PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES & ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE

  • 2009 Program Co Chair American Society for Surgery of the Hand 
  • 2005 Residents & Fellows Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand 
  • 2004 Member, ERAS Advisory Committee, Association of American 

Medical Colleges

  • 2004 Membership Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • 1999–2000 Program Chair, Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • 1998–1999 Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Program Committee
  • 1998–1999 American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Hand Professionals Task Force
  • 1996–2002 Association of Orthopaedic Chairman, Graduate Medical Education Committee
  • 1997 Program Chair, American Orthopaedic Society 
  • 1993–1997 American Society for Surgery of the Hand – Program Committee
  • 1993-1994 Chairman, Practice Guidelines and Outcomes Committee, 

American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
1991–1995 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Committee on Evaluation
(Orthopaedic In Training Exams)

1988–1993 Regional Review Course Committee
ACS representative to the ASSH Committee on Emergency Hand Care

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

  • 1993-1994 Chairman, Regional Review Course Committee, 

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

  • 1987 – 2008 Site Visitor Accreditation Council for Graduate 
  • 2004 – Present Member, Association of American Medical Colleges Electronic Residency Application Services Committee


American Board of Surgery Experience

1989-present Oral Examiner, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Board of Examiner

 
 

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