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

John W. Dietz, Jr., MD

4.75 stars


  • Back and Neck (Spine)
  • Spine Surgery


( Fax: 317.802.2405 )


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

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

Patient Reviews

4.75 out of 5 (124 Ratings, 57 Comments)

Mar 26, 2021
Dr.Dietz and the whole staff there are amazing! I felt like they actually cared about me and listened to my symptoms and what was going on and the concerns I had. And that it really gets to me sometimes being in pain everyday and foot tingly 24/7!! Explained in detail what was wrong with my lower back and what my options were and he felt the best thing right now for me was to hold off on surgery because I'm so young. I've seen other surgeons and all they want to do is surgery without explaining why. He was very professional and honest!! Yes I still have lower back pain and most likely always will and foot numbness but he gave me the confidence back to continue PT and it's safe to exercise and try to lose weight without being scared to make it worse. Will definitely come back when needed. Thank You!!
Mar 25, 2021
Very efficiently run.
Mar 17, 2021
My appointment was at 1.30 with an arrival time of 1.15 and left the office at 2.50 I had to wait a very long time for dr Dietz. I would really like to see any appointment last night long then 1 hr.