John W. Dietz, Jr., MD
John W. Dietz, Jr., MD John W. Dietz, Jr., MD

John W. Dietz, Jr., MD

4.81 stars


  • Back and Neck
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Spine Surgery


(Fax: 317.802.2405)

Dr. John Dietz, Jr.

Dr. Dietz graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1979 with a concentration in civil engineering as a distinguished scholar. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1984. He then completed an internship in general surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington in 1985 and a residency in orthopedic surgery at Madigan in 1991. He was named “Outstanding Resident Teacher” at Madigan Army Medical Center in 1988. He also completed a fellowship in spine surgery at Swedish Hospital Medical Center in Seattle, Washington in 1991.

Dr. Dietz is an inventor and has been awarded patents on surgical instruments used in endoscopic spine surgery. He has authored many articles published in medical journals and has presented at numerous national meetings of orthopedic surgeons.

A former Army orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Dietz is still active in the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also active in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society and the Scoliosis Research Society. Since 1999, Dr. Dietz has served on the OrthoIndy Board of Directors. He also served as chairman of the OrthoIndy Hospital Board from 2002 to 2013. In 2013, Dr. Dietz received the national Spine Leadership Award from Becker’s Hospital Review. Since 2007, he has served on the Board of Physician Hospitals of America.


Practice focus:

  • Spine
  • Scoliosis
  • Spine Trauma 
  • Cervical Spine
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery


Undergraduate School

United States Military Academy

Medical School

Duke University School of Medicine


Madigan Army Medical Center


Swedish Hospital Medical Center


  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Board of Physician Hospitals of America

Awards and Recognition

Spine Leadership Award from Becker's Hospital Review

Indianapolis Monthly Top Doctor (2014 - 2022)


Board Certified Physician

Patient Reviews

4.81 out of 5 (161 Ratings, 85 Comments)

5 stars
Feb 2, 2023
I really like the Dr. I saw. His name was Dr. Dietz.
4 stars
Feb 1, 2023
My doctor was very thorough and explained the procedure in great detail. He made me feel like I was part of the decision - making process, which is very important to me. He didn't speak down to me or make me feel as if I was just another appointment. He's helped me feel much more confident about having a scary operation.
1 stars
Feb 1, 2023
We had an initial visit with a follow up scheduled. Due to weather I rescheduled but asked if I could be called as this was a follow up to review the scan that was done. I'd already received the results and was hopeful we could plan our next course of action by a call. However, no one called after 2 attempts so I was concerned there was something else I didn't see on the scan results so we drove the 90 miles only to be told by the Dr. That he was going to call but saw we had an appt. But good news no problems other than he couldn't help my husband. 7 minutes later and appointment made with a non surgical doctor we were sent on our way back 90 miles. I don't feel as though we should be billed fir this "follow up" as I could have been emailed, texted or even voice mail would have achieved the same result. Waiting on a return call but not holding out much hope.