Medical School or Training
University of Michigan Medical School, 1993
McGaw Medical Center at Northwestern University, Orthopaedic Surgery, IL, 1998
Hand Surgery, Union Memorial Hospital, 1999
Hand Surgery - ABOS and American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Surgery of the Hand
Small joint kinematics.
Fracture fixation biomechanics.
Tendon Biomechanics and ligament repair.
Dr. Lawton joined the faculty in 2010 as Chief of the Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery service. A graduate of U-M’s undergraduate and medical schools, Dr. Lawton completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Northwestern University in Chicago and his fellowship at the Raymond Curtis National Center for Treatment of the Hand and Upper Extremity at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. He went on to serve as Chief of the Combined Orthopaedic/Plastic Hand Surgery Service and Director of Orthopaedic Surgery Medical Student Clerkships in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Kentucky. Most recently, he practiced hand and upper extremity surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Lawton received the Thomas D. Brower Orthopaedic Excellence in Teaching Award and was elected to membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. His interests include congenital/pediatric, trauma, and post-traumatic reconstruction and elbow conditions in addition to the full spectrum of hand and upper-extremity problems.