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Steve Petersen, M.D.

Steve Alan Petersen, M.D.


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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

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  • Orthopaedic Surgery


Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-444-4740

10753 Falls Road
Pavilion II Suite 305
Baltimore, MD 21093 map
Phone: 443-444-4740
Fax: 443-444-4752


Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, Baseball Injuries, Orthopaedic Surgery, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Shoulder Arthritis/Replacement, Shoulder Disorders-Arthritis, Shoulder Fractures, Shoulder Instability Stabilization Surgery, Shoulder Joint Dislocations, Sports Injuries to the Shoulder

Research Interests

Clinical outcomes of the treatment of shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability; Shoulder anatomy; Shoulder arthroplasty; Shoulder instability; Shoulder arthritis; Rotator cuff disorders; Shoulder imaging; Bone grafting for glenoid bone loss with shoulder instability; Shoulder MRI


Dr. Steve Petersen is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include shoulder disorders and arthritis and should injuries, including rotator cuff injuries, shoulder fractures, shoulder joint dislocations and sports injuries to the shoulder. He offers arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder replacement and shoulder instability stabilization surgery.

After graduating with honors from Rush Medical School, Dr. Petersen completed an orthopaedic residency and research fellowship at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, where he also received a master's degree in Orthopaedic Sciences.

After serving as associate chief of orthopaedic surgery at Letterman Army Medical Center, Dr. Petersen completed a fellowship in shoulder surgery and sports medicine at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Colorado. He was awarded the prestigious European Traveling Shoulder Fellowship by the American Shoulder and Elbow Society.

He served as associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine where he was the interim chairman and director of the Adult Shoulder Service.

Dr. Petersen is a member of numerous professional societies including the American Shoulder and Elbow Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He was named assistant editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in 2009. more

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Rush Medical College / MD (1981)


    • Mayo Medical School College of Medicine / Orthopaedic Surgery (1987)


    • Steadman Hawkins clinic / Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (1992)


    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery / Orthopaedic Surgery (2010)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Petersen’s research interests surround shoulder imaging and anatomy, rotator cuff disorders, shoulder arthritis and arthroplasty and shoulder Instability.

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Bruinsma WE, Guitton TG, Warner JJ, Ring D; Science of Variation Group. "Interobserver reliability of classification and characterization of proximal humeral fractures: a comparison of two and three-dimensional CT." J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Sep 4;95(17):1600-4. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.00586.

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1971
    • Beta Beta Beta, Biologic Honor Society, 1972
    • Blue Key, 1972
    • Illinois State Scholar, 1972 - 1976
    • National Presbyterian Scholar, 1972 - 1976
    • Sigma Omicron Mu, National Honor Society, 1972
    • Letter Award, Intercollegiate Varsity Football, 1973 - 1976
    • Merck, Sharp and Dohme Residents Award, Annual Mid-American Orthopaedic Association, 1987
    • National Defense Ribbon, Humanitarian Service Award, Army Service Ribbon, U.S. Army Medical Corps, 1987 - 1991
    • Outstanding Teacher Award, Orthopaedic Residency Program, 1991
    • Fellowship, American Shoulder and Elbow European Traveling, 1999
    • Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Marquis, 1999
    • Mid-America Ortho Association, Edward D. Henderson Award, 2001
    • Who’s Who in America, Marquis, 2001
    • A Guide to Americas Top Surgeons, 2002
    • Best Doctors in America, 2002 - 2011
    • Teacher of the Year Award, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2004
    • Best Doctors in Baltimore, 2007
    • Best Doctors in America, U.S. News and World Report, 2011 - 2012


    • Maryland Orthopaedic Society
    • Mid-American Orthopaedic Association
    • Mid-Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society-Charter Member
    • Southern Orthopaedic Association
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1980
    • American Medical Association, 1982
    • Orthopaedic Research Society, 1989
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1991
    • Asociacion Argentina de Cirugia de la Mano y Reconstructiva del Miembro Superior, 1996
      Corresponding Member
    • Societe Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie, 1996
    • European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow (ESSSE), 1999
      Corresponding Member
    • American Shoulder and Elbow Society, 2000
    • American Orthopaedic Association, 2003
    • Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, 2006

    Professional Activities

    • Clinical Investigator Program, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, 1987
    • Guest Editor: Seminars in Arthroplasty, Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. W.B. Saunders Co., 1995
    • Assistant Editor, Journal Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2009
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