Lois K. Osier, MD

Lois K. Osier, MD


  • University of Connecticut -- Bachelor of Science
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School -- Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Massachusetts Medical Center -- Internship, General Surgery
  • University of Massachusetts Medical Center -- Residency, Orthopedic Surgery
  • University of Massachusetts Medical Center -- Fellowship, Orthopedic Surgery Research
  • Duke University Medical Center -- Fellowship, Hand & Microsurgery

Dr. Osier realized her desire to become an orthopedic physician while working as a physical therapist. When a promotion to supervisor left her with less patient interaction, she knew her next step was to earn her medical degree in order to return to close patient care. Dr. Osier receives a great deal of gratification from helping patients return to their normal daily activities.

Dr. Osier enjoys spending time with her husband and her two sons. She is also an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys gardening, golf and boating.


  • Specializes in pediatric and congenital hand deformities

  • Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Member of the North Carolina Orthopedic Association
  • Member of the Southern Orthopedic Association
  • Member of the North Carolina Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Member of the Duke Piedmont Society/Hand Club
  • Member of the Mecklenburg County Medical Society
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications:  Hand


  • Named (2011) one of the 70 Female Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon Leaders to Know
  • Named a 2014 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2013 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2012 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2011 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2010 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2009 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2008 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2007 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine


Peer-Reviewed Publications


  • Ward AW, Osier LS, Lewis DR, Loeffler BJ, Chadderdon RC, Gaston RG.  Lymphedema Following Elective Hand and Wrist Surgery in Women who are Post Axillary Lymph Node Dissection: A Prospective, Cohort Study.  Abstract-(paper#2):  ASSH Annual Meeting; 2016 Sept 29; Austin, TX
  • Osier LK:  Perioperative Considerations in the Rheumatoid Patient.  Carolinas Medical Center Dept of Rheumatology; 2015; Oct 1; Charlotte, NC



  • Clinical Support:  Heather, CMA
  • Test and Surgery Scheduler:  Kaitlin
  • Administrative Assistant:  Enida Torres

Fellowship Trained

  • Hand

Clinical Specialties

  • Hand