Ericka Lawler, M.D.



Dr. Ericka Lawler is a fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon. She is board-certified with over 17 years of experience as a dedicated orthopaedic hand and upper extremity surgeon. She joined Orthopaedic Specialists after starting her career at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Dr. Lawler received her undergraduate degree from Yale University before attending medical school at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She went on to complete her orthopaedic surgery residency at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital in New York City before completing a year of subspecialty upper extremity training at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

Dr. Lawler’s expertise covers the spectrum of upper extremity conditions, including arthritis, tendonitis, fracture care, and nerve compression syndromes. She additionally offers care for pediatric patients with hand and upper extremity differences.

    Education & Training

    • Bachelor of Science: Yale University, New Haven, CT
    • Doctor of Medicine: The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Washington, D.C.
    • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: NYU Langone, New York, NY
    • Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


    • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Subspecialty Certification, Hand Surgery: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Association of Hand Surgery
    • American Medical Association
    • American Orthopaedic Association
    • American Society for Surgery of the Hand