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Edward George McFarland, M.D.
Wayne H. Lewis Professor of Orthopaedic and Shoulder Surgery
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Expertise: Anterior Shoulder Instability, Arthritis of the Shoulder, Baseball Injuries, Elbow Injuries, Elbow UCL Reconstruction, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Shoulder Surgery, Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Injuries, Rotator Cuff, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Shoulder Arthritis/Replacement, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder Dislocations, Shoulder Disorders, Shoulder Disorders-Arthritis, Shoulder Fractures, Shoulder Instability Stabilization Surgery, Shoulder Joint Dislocations, Shoulder Labral Tear, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Sports Injuries, Sports Injuries to the Shoulder, Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior (SLAP) Lesions, Tendonitis of the Elbow, Tennis Elbow, Total Elbow Replacement ...read more
Research Interests: Sports shoulder injuries; Shoulder replacement surgery, primary and revision surgery; Examination of the shoulder; Epidemiology of shoulder injuries; Injuries to athlete elbow ...read more
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Dr. Edward G. McFarland is a professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is the Wayne H. Lewis Professor of Orthopaedics and Shoulder Surgery and serves as director of the Division of Shoulder Surgery. He specializes in the treatment of shoulder and elbow injuries.
Dr. McFarland received his B.S. in biology at Murray State University and completed his M.D. at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He performed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, and completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Group in Santa Monica, California. He joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins in 1992 as an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and became a full professor in 2005.
His areas of special interest include injuries to the shoulder and elbow (particularly those injuries associated with baseball and other sports), and related issues such as shoulder instability, shoulder rotator cuff problems and shoulder joint replacements. In addition to these, his research areas of interest include ligament healing, biomechanics of throwing and epidemiology of shoulder injuries.
Dr. McFarland is a member of numerous professional organizations, serves on the editorial boards of three journals and is a past president of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. He has authored or co-authored over 170 peer-reviewed articles, 20 book chapters and three full books, and has won several awards for his research and service.
- Wayne H. Lewis Professor of Orthopaedic and Shoulder Surgery
- Director, Division of Shoulder Surgery
- Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Departments / Divisions
- Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulder Surgery
- MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine (1982)
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery / Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (2010)
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery / Orthopaedic Surgery (1990)
Research & Publications
Selected PublicationsView all on Pubmed
Kilcoyne KG, Ebel BG, Bancells RL, Wilckens JH, McFarland EG. Epidemiology of injuries in major league baseball catchers. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43(10):2496-2500.
Dein EJ, Huri G, Gordon JC, McFarland EG. "A Humerus Fracture in a Baseball Pitcher After Biceps Tenodesis." Am J Sports Med. 2014 Feb 5. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
McFarland EG, Maffulli N, Buono AD, Murrell GA, Garzon-Muvdi J, Petersen SA. "Impingement is not impingement: the case for calling it ‘Rotator Cuff Disease'." Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2013 Aug 11;3(3):196-200. eCollection 2013.
Hyun YS, Huri G, Garbis NG, McFarland EG. "Uncommon indications for reverse total shoulder arthroplasty." Clin Orthop Surg. 2013 Dec;5(4):243-55. doi: 10.4055/cios.2013.5.4.243. Epub 2013 Nov 18.
Johnson CC, Sodha S, Garzon-Muvdi J, Petersen SA, McFarland EG. "Does Preoperative American Society of Anesthesiologists Score Relate to Complications After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty?" Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print].
Bernholt DL, Garzon-Muvdi J, LaPorte DM, Yang SC, McFarland EG. "A survey of current policy and practice of surgical exposure for preclerkship medical students at American medical institutions." Am J Surg. 2013 Sep;206(3):433-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2013.01.032. Epub 2013 Jun 6.
Activities & Honors
- Named “Top Doc,”, Baltimore Magazine, Baltimore MD, 2012
- Named “Top Doc,”, Baltimore Magazine, Baltimore MD, 2008
- Service Excellence Award, Health Network Foundation, Cleveland OH, 2008
- Elected to the Administrative Board, American College of Sports Medicine, 2003
- 3rd place, Resident/Fellow Basic Science Presentation, Annual Maryland Orthopaedic Association Scientific Program, 2001
- 1st place, Resident/Fellow Basic Science Presentation, Annual Maryland Orthopaedic Association Scientific Program, 2000
- Distinguished Alumnus, Murray State University, 1998
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American College of Sports Medicine
- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
- Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
- Baltimore County Medical Association
- Eastern Orthopaedic Association
- Maryland Medical Association
- Maryland Orthopaedic Society
- National Athletic Trainers Association
- Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity
- Society for American Baseball Research
- Society for Tennis Medicine and Science
- Southern Medical Association
- Southern Orthopaedic Association
- Board of Trustees, Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station, 2009
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
- Board of Trustees, Maryland Orthopaedic Association, 2006 - 2007
- President, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, 2011 - 2012
- President, Maryland Orthopaedic Association, 2007 - 2008
- Second Vice President, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, 2010 - 2011
- Second Vice President, The American College of Sports Medicine, 2007 - 2009