John Hansell Lockhart, MD

John Hansell Lockhart, MD

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine

On staff since August 2013

Academic Title: Clinical Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"As a former athlete, I understand the mental and physical impact of injury and missing competition. My goal as a physician is to keep kids in the game! We try to minimize time missed, but will never do it in an unsafe manner. The Seattle Childrens Sports team has unique expertise with multiple physicians having been former Division I college athletes and having competed at very high levels. We understand the drive of our patients and the pressure they get from coaches, parents, and themselves. We want to treat the current injury, prevent future injury, and return kids to play as all around better athletes!"


  • Cathy Bellevue, WA 04.14.15

    Dr. Lockhart has been wonderful with our son's concussion recovery. Our son really enjoys Dr. Lockhart's sense of humor, respects his knowledge, and follows his recommendations. I appreciate his knowledge - both research-based and clinical -- and his compassion. Dr. Lockhart is our son's all-time favorite!


Board Certification(s)

Sports Medicine

Medical/Professional School

Rush University, Chicago


Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland


Sports Medicine, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron

Clinical Interests

Any health condition, musculoskeletal or medical, that interferes with sports performance and participation. Expertise in overuse injuries, sports dermatology, sports concussion management, and return to play decision making. Procedural experience including exertional compartment syndrome direct pressure testing, auricular hematoma repair, and joint injection and aspiration.

Research Description

Clinical effects of sports concussions on pediatric athletes.