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Specialties:
Orthopaedic Surgery
Spine Surgery
John R. Dimar, M.D. 

About Me

Dr. John R. Dimar II received his medical degree from Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. His residency training in orthopedics was completed through the Lutheran Hospital Orthopedic Residency Program in Fort Wayne, Indiana, followed by a six-month chief resident internship with the Leatherman Spine Center. Dr. Dimar then served in the United States Air Force at the Regional Hospital in Minot, North Dakota, serving as Chief of Surgery and Assistant Chief of Hospital Services. He then returned to Louisville to complete a spine fellowship with the Leatherman Spine Center.

Dr. Dimar is a clinical professor with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Chief Pediatric Orthopedic surgeon at Kosair Children's Hospital and Director of Resident Basic Science Education at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is active in instructing orthopedic surgeons and residents in the treatment of deformities, tumors, degenerative disease and trauma involving the spine. His particular area of interest is the treatment of cervical spine disease, degenerative spine disease and spine trauma.

Dr. Dimar is actively involved with research. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on the treatment of spinal problems and has spoken widely at many national and international spine meetings.

He is a member of the North American Spine Society, the Scoliosis Research Society and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery in which he has won both best clinical and research paper awards.

Locations

Norton Leatherman Spine Center
210 East Gray Street Suite 900
Gray Street Medical Bldg
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-584-7525
Fax: 502-584-6851
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130 Stone Crest Road Ste 104
Shelbyville, KY 40065
Phone: 502-644-7525
Fax: 502-644-7524
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General Information

Gender: Male
Years in Service: 20
Accepting New Patients: Yes

Education

Medical School
Wright State University
1981
Internship
Wright State University
Residency
Fort Wayne Lutheran
Fellowship
Leatherman Spine Fellowship
Certification
Orthopaedic Spine Surgery
Certification
Spine Surgery

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