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Lauren Hyer

Lauren C. Hyer, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Lauren Hyer, M.D.'s original desire in pursuing a career in medicine was to use her skills for medical mission work. She initially considered specializing in family medicine as she enjoyed getting to know and growing with the families. Upon moving through the various subspecialties in medical school, she realized that she also thoroughly enjoyed working with her hands and the technical aspects of surgery. Pediatric orthopedic surgery seemed like the perfect union of everything she wanted in a career, meaningful doctor-patient relationships combined with the chance to improve their lives through surgery.

She learned about Shriners Children's while on a tour of Shriners Children's Tampa during her fourth year of medical school, right around the time of the 2008 recession. She immediately knew that Shriners Children's was where she wanted to work someday. She learned about the mission to take care of children regardless of their ability to pay and that cause resonated with her own want to care for those who are less fortunate. After finishing medical school and before starting residency, she rode her bicycle across the country with the goal of raising money for Shriners Children's. She had no idea that six years later she would actually be working there.

While Dr. Hyer enjoys many aspects of working at Shriners Children's, but seeing the smile on a child's face when walking for the first time is by far her favorite. Children are so full of promise and hope and Dr. Hyer is quite often amazed by what they are able to do if just given the opportunity.

Apart from work, Dr. Hyer loves spending time with her husband, Garrett, and two young boys, Brecken (3) and Pace (1). They enjoy doing anything outdoors and active.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
University of South Florida College of Medicine
Tampa, FL

Greenville Hospital System
Greenivlle, SC

Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix, AZ

Academic Positions and Locations

Prisma Orthopedic Residency

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2016-Present: Member, AAOS
  • 2016-Present: Member, POSNA
  • 2018-Present: Member, AACPDM
  • 2017-Present: Member, ACPOC
Academic Works and Presentations
  • Presentations: POSNA 2021 - Patellar Tendon Imbrication Technique for Correction of Crouch Gait--Video Abstract (05/2021)
  • Presentations: POSNA 2021 - Reconstruction of a Congenital Patellar Dislocation--Video Abstract (05/2021)
  • Presentation: Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Conference - Adaptations for Life (03/2019)
  • Presentation: South Carolina Orthopaedic Association - Immobilization vs Observation in Children with Toddler's Fractures: A Retrospective Review (08/2013)
  • Lecture: Prisma Resident Lecture Series - Upper Motor Neuron Disorders (01/2020)


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