Baltimore Magazine Top Doc

2015, 2016, 2017,  2018,  2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

About Dr. Janz

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Brian Janz is a board-certified, fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon.

Dr. Jan'z specialties include:

  • Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Hand and wrist joint replacement surgery
  • Congenital hand and upper extremity surgery
  • Care of fractures, complex trauma and amputations
  • Nerve and tendon surgery
  • Micro vascular surgery

Dr. Janz believes that combining compassion, empathy, experience and skill are the core building blocks for a well rounded surgical practice. He treats a wide range of hand and upper extremity problems which include carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures, arthritis, nerve injuries, and trauma while utilizing a multidisciplinary approach.

Dr. Janz received his undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Dayton, in Ohio, and his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio, School of Medicine. Dr. Janz's residencies included general surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts, and plastic, reconstructive and microsurgery at the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas. Dr. Janz also completed a fellowship concentrating in Medical Informatics at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology’s Laboratory for Computational Physiology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a fellowship at the Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore specializing in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery.

After training, Dr. Janz worked at the Ohio State Medical Center, Department of Plastic Surgery and was an assistant professor in both the Departments of Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery. After working at the Ohio State Medical Center, Dr. Janz spent 9 years with the LifeBridge team as a part of the Rubin Institute as one of the hospital systems primary Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeons. He was also a Medical Informatics Associate, the Chief of Hand Surgery for Northwest Hospital, and a member of multiple medical and informatics committees such as the Northwest Medical Executive Committee, the Clinical Integrative Network (CIN), and the LifeBridge Board or Directors Planning Committee.

Dr. Janz’s goal is to combine a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of upper extremity and hand issues, and he looks forward to helping you with care and compassion.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Brian Janz, call (410) 644-1880 or use our secure online request form.



University of Dayton, Dayton, OH         

Bachelors in Chemical Engineering (BS-CME)


Medical College of Ohio, School of Medicine, Toledo, OH

Degree in Medicine (MD)


2001 – 2002

Intern in General Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

2002 – 2004

Resident in General Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Neadham Hospital
  • Mount Auburn Hospital
  • Cambridge Hospital
  • Sommerville Hospital
  • Union Hospital

2004 – 2005             

Post Doctoral Associate, Laboratory for Computational Physiology         

(Medical Informatics Fellowship)

Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology, Boston, MA

2005 – 2008

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Resident      

Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

  • St. Luke’s Hospital System
  • The Methodist Hospital
  • Ben Taub General Hospital
  • Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Hospital System
  • MD Anderson Cancer Institute
  • Texas Children’s Hospital
  • 1st Street Surgical Center
  • MD Aesthetic Surgical Center


2008 – 2009    

Curtis National Hand Fellowship  

Curtis National Hand Center

  • Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA (CHOP)

Call Us:  +1-410-644-1880

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon

Brian A. Janz MD