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Dr. John Hur

  • College: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Medical: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
  • Internship: Brown University Dept. of General Surgery
  • Residency: Brown University Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowship: Brown University Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Biography

    Dr. John Hur specializes in orthopedic adult hip, knee reconstruction and trauma. He also specializes in The Direct Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement. It is the latest technique that requires no muscle cutting, thereby improving recovery with less pain. The anterior approach also allows much better reproduction of the leg lengths and ensures accurate placement of the hip replacement parts, improving stability. This approach has great advantages especially for the younger, more active patient who needs to get back to work and play more quickly.

    As Dr. Hur will tell you, being an orthopedic surgeon is the perfect marriage of his interests in engineering and medicine. Dr. Hur graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering in 1993. There he was also captain and quarterback of his college Division III football team. He worked at an investment banking firm on Wall Street for two years before moving on to pursue a career in the field of medicine. He received his medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, New York, and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Brown University in Rhode Island.

    His passion for knowledge and desire to be a leader in whatever he does is evidenced by the fact that Dr. Hur furthered his training with a comprehensive Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship at Brown with Dr. Peter Trafton as well as the prestigious Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction Fellowship Program at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He began practicing at Methodist Sports Medicine in 2006 and has quickly developed an affinity for the city and people of Indianapolis. “Folks in Indianapolis are such pleasant, hard-working, salt-of-the-earth people. It’s an honor to be able to serve them and the Indianapolis community.”

    Dr. Hur is the Medical Director of Orthopedics and Joint Replacement as well as the Medical Director of Rehabilitation at the Indiana University North Hospital where he operates. He is clearly intent on perfecting patient care and satisfaction for orthopedic patients at his hospital.

    His career interests are in continuing to improve hip and knee replacements through research and design. He is always on the cutting edge and currently uses the latest state of the art techniques such as Direct Anterior total hip replacement, computer assisted total knee replacement, and minimally invasive hip and knee surgery. Dr. Hur also keeps up to date with the latest research to minimize the risk of complications from surgery such as infections and blood clots (both less than one percent) while improving pain control and safe, timely discharge from the hospital. The length of stay is typically only two nights.

    He also understands that it takes more than surgical expertise to improve his patients’ quality of life. Dr. Hur takes his time with his patients to make sure all of their questions and concerns are addressed before and after surgery. He works tirelessly with his anesthesiologists and nurses to help keep patients comfortable after surgery to enable them to have the most pleasant experience possible. Finally, he ensures that all of his patients receive the best possible rehabilitation using select dedicated and caring therapists. Dr. Hur says his greatest joy and reward is seeing all his patients back happy and more active.

    Dr. Hur is married to his medical school sweetheart, Jennifer Hur, MD, a hospitalist at IUH University Hospital and faculty at the  IU School of Medicine. They have three children.

    Areas of Focus

    • Total Hip and Knee Replacement
    • Joint Replacement Options for the Younger More Active Patients
    • Direct Anterior Approach Hip Replacement (pdf)
    • Computer Assisted Hip and Knee Replacement (pdf)
    • FAQ About Computer Assisted Hip and Knee Replacement (pdf)
    • Trauma
  • Certifications

    2008 ABOS Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
    2005 BLS/ACLS
    2004 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Written)
    2003 USMLE Step III
    1999 USMLE Step II
    1997 USMLE Step I
    1999 Advanced Trauma Life Support
    1999 Advanced Cardiac Life Support


    2005 First Place Categorical (Hip) Poster award AAOS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
    1999 Cum Laude distinction in medical school
    1998 Alpha Omega Alpha, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
    1998 Internal medicine chairman’s Letter of Commendation
    1997 Elected medical school class secretary

  • Speaking Engagements

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    Curriculum Vitae

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