Dr. Lohse is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with fellowship training in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery. He cares for both adults and children. In addition to general orthopaedics, he specializes in upper extremity nerve problems, tendon and ligament injuries, fractures, and arthritis. Dr. Lohse grew up in Indiana. He received his bachelors of science in Mechanical Engineering, graduating with highest honors, from Purdue University. He went on to attend medical school at Northwestern University where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha (highest honors). Dr. Lohse completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Washington before going onto subspecialty training in hand and upper extremity surgery at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Lohse's care philosophy is centered around education. He believes patients are best able to participate in their care when they thoroughly understand their problem and treatment options. Additionally, Dr. Lohse feels strongly that treatment must be individualized, as the same condition may affect two people very differently. When not at work, Dr. Lohse enjoys spending time with this wife and three young children. He steals away for a run when possible and otherwise enjoys skiing (snow and water), hiking and camping. Dr. Lohse has been named "Top Doctor" by Seattle Met Magazine.
Dr. Lohse's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Board certified in Hand Surgery
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Lohse's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Arthritis of the Elbow
Arthritis of the Finger
Arthritis of the Wrist
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
De Quervain's Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Low Back Pain
Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
Carpal Tunnel Release
De Quervain's Release
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Tendon and Bursa Injection
Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
Malpractice Claims not available
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If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Purdue University / Main Campus
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med
Medical School | Graduated 2007
University Of Washington
Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
University Of Washington
Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Lohse has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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