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.

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Chief Resident 2010 - 2011
Associate Chief Resident 2009 - 2010
Neurology Resident of the Year 2008
Gold Humanism Honor Society (Rush Chapter) 2007
Big Ten Medal of Honor Recipient 2002


  • Lockhart, JH, Congeni, J
    Cervical Spine Injuries
    Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics , 2016 : (20th Edition)
  • Case of the Month: Shin Pain
    American Academy of Pediatrics: Counsel on Sports Medicine and Fitness , 2012 Sept.


Presentations Title Event Location Date
Difficult Return-to-Play Decisions in Scholarship Athletes! Seattle Sports Concussion Program Seattle, WA Sept. 2015
Common Throwing Injuries in the Young Athlete Multicare and Mary Bridge Childrens Hospital Day of Pediatrics Tacoma, WA Sept. 2015
Growth Plates and the Developing Athlete Pediatric Residents Lecture, Seattle Childrens Hospital Seattle, WA June 2015
Shoulder and Clavicle: Exam Demo and Cases Panel; Lower ExtremitySplinting; and Head Injury/Concussion Staheli Orthopedics Conference, Seattle Childrens Hospital Seattle, WA Jan. 2015
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Essentials Bridging the Concussion Gap Webinar, Lecturer and Panelist Akron Childrens Hospital, Akron, OH July 2014
Freestyle and Greco Wrestling Injuries: Mechanisms, Evaluation and Treatment CHMCA Sports Med Annual Conference Akron, OH March 2013
Conservative Treatment of Spondylolysis in Athletes, Panel Discussion CHMCA Sports Medicine Annual Conference Akron, OH March 2012
Dermatology and the Athlete University of Akron Guest Lecturer Akron, OH Feb. 2012