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John S. Lewis, Jr., M.D.

Specializes in all disorders of the foot and ankle.

Dr. Lewis specializes in all treating disorders of the foot and ankle, including athletic injuries, ankle sprains, trauma/fractures, Achilles tendon and other tendon injuries, deformities, and forefoot conditions including bunions and hammertoes, as well as overseeing the ankle rehab process. He has had extensive training in complex ankle reconstruction for patients with ankle arthritis and has a special interest in performing ankle replacement surgery. Dr. Lewis has published multiple articles, book chapters, and review papers as well as given numerous presentations at regional and national meetings of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.

Dr. Lewis was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and attended Saint Xavier High School.  He completed his undergraduate training and medical school degree at Duke University and received a fellowship grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for his research on joint arthritis in an animal model.  He then completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center.  He completed subspecialist fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery at the Foot and Ankle Institute at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, North Carolina.  During this time, he trained with renowned foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson and helped care for the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Bobcats as well as numerous other professional and collegiate athletes.

His wife, Dr. Lauren Lewis, is an obstetrician/gynecologist who has joined the Women’s First practice in Louisville.  He enjoys golfing, soccer, running, and spending time outdoors and at the lake with his wife and children.

A High Level of Foot & Ankle Care From an Orthopedic Specialist. The feet and ankles feature dozens of small bones and ligaments that work together to facilitate motion. When injuries and degenerative disorders like arthritis strike, it’s important to seek care from a true foot and ankle specialist who understands the complex anatomy of these key structures.

In the Louisville area, Dr. Lewis is relied upon by patients of all ages and lifestyles to provide highly specialized orthopedic treatment. His expertise, combined with his advanced and personalized approach to care, translates directly into better outcomes for his patients.

“Foot and ankle conditions are extraordinarily common,” says Dr. Lewis. “In fact, about one million ankle injuries occur every year, and the large majority are ankle sprains.”

If you are among this statistic, consider seeking care from a true foot and ankle specialist like Dr. Lewis. You can be assured that you’ll receive friendly and attentive treatment from the moment you walk through our doors.


Subspecialty: Foot & Ankle

Orthopedic physicians like Dr. Lewis who subspecialize in foot and ankle conditions have more experience addressing the complex injuries and disorders that often affect these structures. This experience can translate directly into better patient outcomes.

Common Conditions Treated by Dr. Lewis

Dr. Lewis’ expertise extends to all types of foot and ankle conditions, such as Achilles tendonitis, arthritis, clubfoot, bunions, plantar fasciitis, heel pain, hammer toe, fractures, turf toes, ankle sprains and strains, sesamoiditis, and many others.

Procedures Performed by Dr. Lewis

Dr. Lewis has a unique amount of experience performing many intricate foot and ankle procedures, including Achilles tendon repair, triple arthrodesis, cartilage restoration, flatfoot reconstruction, bunion correction, hammer toe repair, fracture repair, metatarsal osteotomy, and more.

Additional Information About John S. Lewis, Jr., M.D.

4130 Dutchman's Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
Phone: (502) 897-1794
Fax: (502) 897-3852

1425 State St.
New Albany, IN 47150
Phone: (812) 920-0408
May 2010 - Doctor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC.
May 2006 - Bachelor of Science, Duke University, Durham, NC. Summa Cum Laude.
2015-2016: Fellow: OrthoCarolina Foot & Ankle Institute, Charlotte, NC.
2010-2015: Resident: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical School, Durham, NC.
Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, (ABOS)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS)
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)
Young Physician Committee of AOFAS
Piedmont Orthopaedic Society
Foot and Ankle Athletic Injuries
Ankle Sprains
Deformity Correction
Joint Preservation
Ankle Reconstruction
Ankle Replacement
Ankle Arthritis
Achilles & other Tendon Injuries
Baptist Hospital East
Physician's Medical Center (PMC)
President’s Award (one of top two papers presented), 2013 Annual Meeting of the Southern Orthopaedic Association
2nd Place overall, Podium Presentation, 2013 Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association
3rd Place overall, OREF/ORS Atlantic Coast Regional Resident Research Symposium, 2011
Institutional Committee for Graduate Medical Education (ICGME) Resident Committee; Selected as representative for Orthopaedics during PGY-III year
Section Chief Editor, Foot and Ankle Section, and Assistant Editor, Duke Orthopaedic Journal, 2012-2014
North Carolina Medical Society Sports Medicine Committee Member, 2010-2011
Howard Hughes Medical Fellowship, $35,000
Novel gene expression and cytokine response in the MRL/MpJ mouse following a closed knee fracture (2008-2009)

Piedmont Orthopaedic Foundation Research Grant, $5000
Association of body fat composition with perioperative complication rates in total hip and knee arthroplasty (2012-2013)
Lewis Jr. JS & Parekh SK.  “Achilles Tendon Disorders.”  In Textbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma3rd edition.  Kulkarni GS, editor.  Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; New Delhi: January 2016.

Lewis Jr. JS & DeOrio JK.  “Degenerative Ankle Pathology.”  In Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 12.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Illinois: in press for 2017.

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

1425 State St.,
,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
1425 State St.
New Albany, IN 47150