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James Lehner, MD

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James Lehner is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Dayton Children's Hospital. Dr. Lehner received his undergraduate degree from Notre Dame and his medical degree from Ohio State University. He completed an internship at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, residency programs in both general and orthopaedic surgery at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton and a fellowship in Scoliosis at Kosair Crippled Children's Hospital, Louisville. He served as Chief of Staff at Dayton Children's, has been an attending physician at myelomeningocele clinic, pediatric orthopaedic clinic and the director of spine clinic at Dayton  Children's Hospital since 1979 and the adult orthopaedic spine clinic at Miami Valley Hospital since 1979. He currently serves on the Board of United Rehabilitation Services. Dr. Lehner has been a certified high school track and cross country official since 1985 and has participated in medical mission trips to Bangladesh, St. Lucia, Haiti, Kenya and the Dominican Republic.

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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I'm very happy with Dr. Lehner. I I know that at some point he's going to retire and in a way that upsets me because it means I start all over again. At my age I'm losing doctors due to retirement, moving away or leaving us permanently and I really like him. I'm happy with him and I have no, no comments, no negative comments.

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Since I am extremely hard of hearing, I did have trouble understanding people with masks on and talking. I realize though, it was best to have masks on.

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Dr. Lehner is one of the most professional, outstanding, and excellent doctors that I have ever met.

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Dr. Lehner treated me very professionally and he gave me the answer of what was going on with my spine, what needs to be done and when it will be done - or within a couple weeks or one way or the other. And I am very well satisfied with his opinion, and he had an assistant doctor with him also and they both agree real well with eachother. So I'm very well pleased. I'd recommend him to anybody. Already recommend him to my daughter in law and she liked him real well also,

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conditions I treat

disk herniation, kyphosis, Spine/scoliosis, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylolysis

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