Lew C. Schon, MD, FACS

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital; Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Dr. Lew Schon, M.D. is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in disorders of the foot and ankle at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (MUMH) in Baltimore MD for the last 28 years. There he directs the Foot & Ankle Fellowship and is founder of the Orthobiologic Lab that focuses on musculoskeletal translational biology and biomedical engineering.

As a faculty member of the MUMH and associate professor at both Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities, he takes an active role in training orthopaedic surgery residents (trained over 65 residents). On the undergraduate level he works at JHU, University of Maryland, Goucher College and Towson University with Biomedical Engineering, Dance and Pre-Medical Students.

Biomechanics, orthobiologics and clinical studies have resulted in over 130 peer-reviewed papers and over 80 other publications. He has received many research grants including several from the Maryland State Stem Cell Foundation and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS). His work has earned him awards including the 2012 Johns Hopkins University Professors Award for Excellence in Teaching, AOFAS Humana Award, AOFAS Roger Mann Award, AOFAS Goldner Award, the MUMH Golden Apple Award and the 2015 JHU BME Clinical Innovator Award.

He is a former president of the AOFAS and served on the board and numerous committees. He has been visiting professor of named lectureships throughout the country and featured speaker on programs worldwide. He is a consultant to several professional and collegiate sports teams and dance companies including the Washington Nationals, Washington Capitols, Washington Wizards, Baltimore Ravens, DC United and the Baltimore Blasts. He is a co- inventor of several devices including the Stem Cell Suture, the Tornier WAVE calcaneal plate, the DJO Airlift brace, the Arthrex ProStop, Darco’s Toe Guard and Pneumatic Night Splint and the Zimmer TM Ankle Replacement. He is the founder of two orthopaedic rock bands: the Stimulators (MUMH) and the Sole Heelers (AOFAS). His musical highlight occurred in July 2015 when he performed “Seven Nation Army” with the Foo Fighters at Fenway Park in Boston. Most importantly he and his loving wife, Erika, are the parents of 5 sons.

Terms of Appointment: February 2019 - January 2021