UI Hospitals and Clinics

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Physician

Ericka Lawler, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation (view Academic Profile)

About

Ericka Lawler, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in hand and wrist injuries. She has a subspecialty interest in pediatric upper extremity patients.

Dr. Lawler completed her orthopedic residency at NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases and her Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship here at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics where she is now an associate professor. 

She is the Director of the Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship and Orthopedic Medical Director in the Ambulatory Surgery Center. She has a strong interest in resident education and her research involves resident training and clinical outcomes of upper extremity patients.

Clinics

Specialties

  • Distal radioulnar joint instability
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Hand and upper extremity fractures
  • Hand and wrist arthritis
  • Nerve compression
  • Congenital upper extremity differences (Pediatric)

Education and Training

Degree

MD, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Residency

Orthopedic Surgery, New York University, New York, NY

Fellowship

Hand Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery