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

John W. Dietz, Jr., MD

4.86 stars


  • Back and Neck
  • 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 - 2020)


Board Certified Physician

Patient Reviews

4.86 out of 5 (103 Ratings, 46 Comments)

5 stars
Sep 29, 2021
Dr Dietz spent "more than enough" time with my sister & myself. He was thorough, competent, and very caring in his time spent with us (me, patient). So very grateful & would highly recommend him & OrthoIndy!
1 stars
Sep 24, 2021
I felt like my symptoms and level of pain were preemptively dismissed because most people either don't experience pain with isthmic spondylolisthesis or they can live with it. I'm ingesting enough aleve to sedate a rhino while being bedridden monthly with pain so severe that it inhibits my sleep. My back is so sensitive at times that I cannot sit on the floor or even lay on a bed with springs. Dr. Dietz would rather explain how X-Ray imaging works than listen to his patient. Let's not even talk about how rude it is to have a medical assistant knocking on the door mid-appointment to let Dr. Dietz know that another patient is waiting.
5 stars
Sep 23, 2021
Very good