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John Lohnes, MHS, PA-C Retires after 39 Years


Following 39 years of service, John Lohnes, MHS, PA-Cis retiring from clinical practice. John’s contributions have been many and he will be missed. He has touched numerous lives as illustrated by the following appreciation: 

“John has served and mentored numerous medical students and PA students, as well as established physicians and PAs across the Department of Orthopedics. He is always willing to help anyone with anything and he has been a great representative of APPs for so many years. The Department and all of us who have worked with him owe him a huge debt of gratitude. There will also be some very sad patients out there in addition to the huge shoes he will leave that won’t be filled.” – Cody Malley, PA-C
“John has been a great mentor and educator for many of our students and young staff and an incredible access point for our patients. He’s been as important to Duke Sports as just about anyone else over the years.” – Bob Bruzga, PT
“John’s contributions have extended well beyond the clinic. He was instrumental in the formation of the APP leadership group that was implemented across the health system. As a lead PA, he was a liaison to the department of Orthopedics leaders for a number of years. He served as a preceptor and instructor for countless medical students, PA students, orthopedic surgery residents, and family practice residents. He has volunteered for the Special Olympics. John was instrumental in the establishment of Duke Sports Medicine as a FIFA Centre of Excellence. His soccer event coverage spanned from high school to club to college to the professional ranks. He is also a conservationist who has managed the DSSI recycling bins and who volunteers with the Eno River Foundation.”  –Scott Gibson, PA-C
Please join us in congratulating John on a tremendous career of service and excellence in clinical practice, research, and education.