John R. Lien, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Director for Quality and Safety
Hand and Upper Extremity
University of Michigan 
South Main Orthopaedics
Huron Valley Professional Building
2098 South Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-5827


Dr. John Lien is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Health System with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery specializing in hand, wrist and elbow surgeries.

Dr. Lien grew up in the Ann Arbor area.  He completed a seven year undergraduate and medical school accelerated program with a major in medical sciences from Boston University.  After medical school, Dr. Lien completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Michigan Health System.  Following residency, he completed a fellowship in hand, wrist and elbow surgery at the Mary S. Stern Hand Fellowship in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Areas of Interest

Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Small joint arthritis in the hand
  • Acute trauma of the hand and upper extremity
  • Management of Dupuytren's contracture of the hand
  • He is actively involved in veteran care at the Ann Arbor Veteran's Affairs Hospital


Undergraduate School

Boston University, Massachusetts

Medical School

Boston University, Massachusetts


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Mary S. Stern Hand Fellowship, Cincinnati, Ohio