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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 not questioning Dr. Lehner's knowledge on scoliosis. I understand that he's one of the best physicians in the area in regards to a particular condition. But I feel like in regards to me. He didn't really sit there and we actually like listen to I was concerned about and like what options I could take and what I thought was best for me and then I felt like he's trying to make like conversation about other things other than my health like talking about school and what not, which is okay if he's like interested in those things, but I was just more concerned about talking about you know my health regardless other than everything else. I felt that he's kind of off topic. but yeah, any like and he didn't really give me like a kind of like little bit visit like like what I have is what I have and there's nothing else I could do about it and whether that's true or not. I thought he didn't know about it

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I've been with Dr. Lehner since 1984, and he's done back surgeries on me previously, and he's been excellent. I've had excellent care and I think he's one of the tops in his field and in fact it I field he would be tops he would go into, and I think the man is very very capable of what he's doing and I really very helped we that needs to have backs worked on and and take and straightened up, and I think God for him and I and I pray for him. And I talk to him in and the same way so we are very we are friends also, not just doctor and patient but friends and I think thank God for you. I'll let you have this back now.

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I have the most most confidence and Dr. Lehner. Always have always will explain things very well. The nurses are very accommodating and anything that I need the they do or find out for me. So I appreciate the good service. Thank you.

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They took their time to listen to my concerns

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conditions I treat

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

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