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James Lehner, MD


spinal deformity, scoliosis, fractures, chest wall/rib deformity, torticollis, hip injury,  Limb inequality, club feet


James Lehner is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Dayton Children's Hospital.

education and training

  • medical school: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • residency: Miami Valley Hospital
  • fellowship: Scoliosis, Kosair Crippled Children's Hospital, Louisville, KY
  • board certification: Orthopaedics

awards, honors and organizations

  • Ohio Orthopaedic Society

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

after fracturing my femur at the age of 7, I've had a lifelong desire to help others who are going through what I went through at such a young age.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

I love children and I love Dayton. 

Dayton Children's is special because...

it's the right place for children.

ratings and reviews
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Dayton Survey

He is a great doctor that cares for his patients.

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Dayton Survey

Dr. Lehner is kind caring and compassionate.

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Dayton Survey

Dr. Lehner has always shown compassion for myself and my family. I believe he cares for us as a person. We have never been ushered in just to be moved out as soon as possible.

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Dayton Survey

Dr. Lehner is awesome. Don’t take your kids anywhere else. They are worth the extra few miles or few minutes!

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