Dr. Hannah Dineen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Dineen specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery in both adults and children.  She is trained in arthroscopy, minimally invasive and endoscopic surgery, as well as microvascular surgery.  Her areas of clinical interest include complex trauma, tendon injuries, arthritis, and peripheral nerve surgery.

Dr. Dineen grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and attended the University of Arizona where she obtained her undergraduate degree in microbiology.  She went to the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson where she was elected a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society.  Dr. Dineen then completed her Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where she was awarded the Health Volunteers Overseas Traveling Orthopaedic Fellowship to travel to Moshi, Tanzania for a medical missions trip.  Dr. Dineen then completed her fellowship training in hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgery at the renowned Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center.

Dr. Dineen is actively engaged in research and education.  She has published multiple clinical and basic science research papers as well as contributions to textbooks.  She has also presented numerous scientific papers at both local and national orthopaedic conferences.  Dr. Dineen is a reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery and is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Association for Hand Surgery, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  She has a special interest in promoting minority and women in orthopaedic surgery as well as in medical missions trips.

In her free time, Dr. Dineen enjoys spending time with her family, staying active in the outdoors and enjoying Houston’s restaurant scene.


Undergraduate Degree
Magna Cum Laude, Bachelors of Science, Microbiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Medical School
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ
Orthopaedic Surgery Internship University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
Hand, Upper Extremity Surgery and Microsurgery Fellow Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, Indianapolis, IN

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Complex fractures and dislocations of the hand and wrist
  • Sports injuries of the hand and wrist
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Tendon and nerve injuries of the hand, wrist and elbow
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery
  • Nerve compression
  • Thumb, hand and wrist arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Dupuytren’s disease

Research Interests

  • Hand and wrist trauma
  • Arthritis
  • Diversity in orthopaedic surgery


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Mahenthiran A, Kacena-Merrell E, Chen WW, Lim BH, Dineen H. Nitinol Staples for Olecranon Osteotomy Fixation, Juxtacortical Versus Inset, Effect on Biomechanical Stability. J Hand Surg Glob Online. 2021 Apr 27;3(4):172-175. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsg.2021.03.004. PMID: 35415560; PMCID: PMC8991424.


Dineen HA, Greenberg JA. Ulnar-Sided Wrist Pain in the Athlete. Clinics in Sports Medicine. 2020 Apr 1;39(2):373-400.

Puzio TJ, Murphy PB, Gazzetta J, Dineen HA, Savage SA, Streib EW, Zarzaur BL. The electric scooter: A surging new mode of transportation that comes with risk to riders. Traffic injury prevention. 2020 Feb 17;21(2):175-8.


Dineen HA, Stone J, Ostrum RF. Closed Reduction Percutaneous Pinning of a Pediatric Supracondylar Distal Humerus Fracture. Journal of orthopaedic trauma. 2019 Aug 1;33:S7-8.

Dineen HA, Patterson JM, Eskildsen SM, Gan ZS, Li Q, Patterson BC, Draeger RW. Gender Preferences of Patients When Selecting Orthopaedic Providers. The Iowa Orthopaedic Journal. 2019;39(1):203.

Dineen HA, Feinstein SD, Varkey DT, Jarmul JA, Draeger RW. Rates of Corrective Osteotomy After Distal Radius Fractures Treated Nonsurgically and Surgically. Journal of Hand Surgery Global Online. 2019 Jul 1;1(3):131-7.


Jernigan EW, Smetana BS, Rummings WA, Dineen HA, Patterson JMM, Draeger RW. The effect of intraoperative glove choice on carpal tunnel pressure. Journal of Hand and Microsurgery. 2018 September 27. doi: 10.1055/s-00031417

Gentry RD, Dineen HA, Hahn JC. An Overview of Risk Stratification in the Elderly Orthopaedic Population. Curr Geri Rep. 2018 March 2. doi: 10.007/s13670-017-0230-0.


Dineen, Hannah A, Gentry, Ryan D, Draeger, Reid W. Upper Extremity Complications and Concerns in Patients With Cardiac Disease. Journal of Hand Surgery. Volume 41, Issue 3, 470 – 472

Dineen HA, Murphy T, Pettett BJ, Mangat S, Lukosius E, Lin FC, Peoples S, Hurwitz S. Functional Outcomes of Proximal Fifth Metatarsal Fractures. Orthopedics. 2017 Oct 20:1-6. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20171012-02


Puzio T, Shah M, Dineen H, Chen J, Caddell K, Charles A. A Case of Iliac Crest Avulsion with Peritoneal Disruption and Bowel Herniation After Blunt Trauma: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Am Surg. July 2016


Villegas CV., Dineen HA., Sadoun M, Wynne, JL., Friese RS., Tang A, O’Keeffe T, Kulvatunyou N, Rhee PM, Joseph, BA. Are all trauma centers equal: Analyzing pediatric outcomes. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 1 September 2012. Volume 215 issue 3 S100.


Cherwa JE Jr, Sanchez-Soria P; Members of the University of Arizona Virology Laboratory Course 2007, Wichman HA, Fane BA. Viral adaptation to an antiviral protein enhances the fitness level to above that of the uninhibited wild type. J Virol. 2009 Nov;83(22):11746-50.