John Fowler Jr., MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA, UPMC Presbyterian


Orthopaedic Surgery Pittsburgh, PA

Hand Surgery


Overview of Dr. Fowler

Board-certified Orthopedic Hand Surgeon with a Subspecialty Certificate in Hand Surgery. Selected as a "Young Leader" by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and an "Emerging Leader" by the American Orthopedic Association. Has demonstrated excellence in patient care, education, and research. Is a rising star in the field of hand surgery. Cares for nearly all conditions in the upper extremity, with a particular interest in carpal tunnel syndrome, thumb joint replacement, nerve repair/reconstruction, and pediatric hand deformities.

Education & Training

  • Temple University Hospital
    Temple University HospitalResidency, Orthopedic Surgery, 2007 - 2012
  • Temple University School of Medicine
    Temple University School of MedicineClass of 2007
  • Ohio State UniversityBS, Chemistry, 1999 - 2003

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2007 - 2022
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Surgery of the Hand

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Emerging Leader American Orthopaedic Association, 2018
  • Young Leader American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), 2015
  • Young Leader ASSH, 2015
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Prospective Randomized Trial Comparing the Efficacy of Surgical Preparation Solutions in Hand Surgery  
    Zu PZ, Fowler JR, Goitz RJ, HAND, 1/1/2017
  • Is antibiotic prophylaxis necessary in clean soft tissue hand surgery?  
    Tosti R, Fowler J, Dwyer J, Gaughan JP, Ilyas AM, Thoder JJ, Orthopaedics, 1/1/2012
  • Assessing injection techniques in the treatment of trigger finger  
    Fowler JR, Ogrich L, Evangelista P, Schaffer AA, Modern Plastic Surgery., 1/1/2012
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Arthroscopic Grafting of Hill Sachs Lesions Using Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation in 24 Patients � A Retrospective Study 
    Nassau, Bahamas - 1/16/2009
  • Comparison of Arthroscopic Synthetic Osteochondral Substitute Grafting and the Remplissage Procedure for �Engaging� Hill Sachs Lesions. 
    Hollywood, Florida - 1/20/2010
  • The association of bisphosphonate use with low energy femur fractures 
    Naples, FL - 1/13/2010
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Hospital Affiliations