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Robert Sterling, MD

Robert Steven Sterling, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
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443-997-2663

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Expertise

Arthritis of the Knee (Knee Injection), Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Revision Hip Surgery, Revision Knee Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Total Joint Replacement, Total Knee Replacement

Biography

Robert Sterling, M.D., is a member of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, specializing in hip and knee replacement. He comes to Johns Hopkins after working for 12 years as a hip and knees surgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is fellowship trained in both orthopaedic traumatology and orthopaedic joint replacement.

Dr. Sterling sees and treats adults with disorders of the hip and knee. He has extensive experience in joint replacement surgery, including both first-time and revision hip and knee replacement. Dr. Sterling has a special interest in post-traumatic arthritis of the hip and knee, unicompartmental arthroplasty of the knee, and treatment of avascular necrosis of the femoral head.

Dr. Sterling is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and the American Orthopaedic Association.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Orthopaedic Association

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Maryland Orthopaedic Association

Additional Resources +
  • Education +

    Training

    • Temple University Medical Center (Philadelphia PA) (1994)

    Residencies

    • University of Maryland Medical System / Orthopaedic Surgery (Baltimore MD) (2000)

    Fellowships

    • Nuffield Orthopaedic Center (Oxford ) (2001)
    • University of Maryland Medical System / Orthopaedic Traumatology (Baltimore MD) (2000)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery / Orthopedic Surgery (2012)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    1. Streeten E, Mohamed A, Gandhi A, Orwig D, Sack P, Sterling R, Pellegrini Jr. VD. The impatient Consultation Approach to Osteoporosis Treatment in Patients with a Fracture. Is Automatic Consultation Needed?J Bone Joint Surg. AM 2006; 88:1968-1974.
    2. Baumgarten M, Hawkes W, Langenberg P, Magaziner J, Margolis D, Orwig D, Palmer M, Shardell M, Sterling R. Pressure ulcers in elderly hip fracture patients across the continuum of care: preliminary results. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2009;57:863-870.
    3. Baumgarten M, Margolis D, Orwig D, Hawkes W, Rich S, Langenberg P, Denise Shardell M, Palmer M, McArdle P, Sterling R, Jones P, Magaziner J. Use of Pressure-Redistributing Support Surfaces Among Elderly Hip Fracture Patients Across the Continuum of Care: Adherence to Pressure Ulcer Prevention Guidelines. Gerontologist 2010;50:253-262.
    4. Sterling R, Krushinski E, Pellegrini V. THA After Acetabular Fracture Fixation: Is Frozen Section Necessary? Clin Orthop Relat Res 2011; 469(2):547-551.
    5. Sterling R. Gender and Race/ethnicity Differences in Hip Fracture Incidence, Morbidity, Mortality, and Function. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2010; 469(7):1913-1918.
    6. Jain R, Neville L, Ezzet K, Sterling R, Horwood R, Colwell C. Two Year Follow-up of the Preservation Unicompartmental Knee Implant. HSS Journal 2011; 7:125-129.
    7. Baumgarten M, Rich SE, Shardell MD, Hawkes WG, Margolis DJ, Langenberg P, Orwig DL, Palmer MH, Jones PS, Sterling R, Kinosian BP, Magaziner J. Care-Related Risk Factors for Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers in Elderly Adults with Hip Fracture. J Am Geriatr Soc 2012, 60:277-283.
    8. Nahm ES, Resnick B,  Orwig D, Magaziner J, Bellantoni M, Sterling R, Brennan P. A theory-based online hip fracture resource center for caregivers: effects on dyads. Nurs Res 2012; 61(6):413-422.
    9. Zahir U, Forte M, Sterling R, Pellegrini VD. Inpatient Pulmonary Embolism In US Elective Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Patients. J Bone Joint Surg A 2013; 95-A(23): 2056.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +
  • Videos & Media +

    Lectures and Presentations

    Invited Talks

    National & International Research Presentations

    2003      Streeten EA, Sterling R, Orwig D, Harrington T. Endocrine-Orthopaedic Team:

                      Approach Improves Treatment for Osteoporosis in Fragility Fracture Patients.

                      Endocrine Society Annual Meeting,  

    2006      Baumgarten M, Hawkes W, Langenberg P, Magiziner J, Margolis D, Orwig D,

                      Palmer MH, Shardell M, Sterling R. Pressure Ulcers in Elderly Hip Fracture

                      Patients Across the Continuum of Care: Preliminary Results. Gerontological

                      Society of America meeting. Dallas, TX

    2007      Baumgarten M, Hawkes W, Langenberg P, Magaziner J, Margolis D, Orwig D,

                      Palmer MH, Shardell M, Sterling R. Pressure Ulcers in Elderly Hip Fracture

                      Patients Across the Continuum of Care: Final Results. Gerontological Society

                      of America meeting. San Francisco, CA

    2008      Setton M, Smith S, Sterling R, Mulligan M. The Use of 3D CT to correct for

                      Pelvic tilt and rotation in the evaluation of acetabular version. Association of

                      University Radiologists Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA

    2008      Baumgarten, M, Margolis D, Orwig D, Shardell M, Hawkes W, Langenberg P,

                      Palmer H, Sterling R, Kinosian B, Rich S, Magaziner J. Use of pressure ulcer

                      Prevention devices in elderly hip fracture patients across the continuum of care.

                      Gerontological Society of America meeting. National Harbor, MD

    2009      Thompson S, Sterling R, Lisi M, Pellegrini VD. Pulmonary Embolism after

                      Total Joint Arthroplasty: Chronic Warfarin Increases Risk of In-hospital PE.

                      AAOS Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV

    2009      Pellegrini VD, Sterling R. Conversion Total Hip Arthroplasty after Acetabular

                      Fracture Repair: Analysis of Hardware and Infection. The Hip Society Summer

                      Meeting. Palo Alto, CA

    2011      Zahir U, Forte M, Sterling R, Pellegrini VD. Inpatient Pulmonary Embolism In

                      US Elective Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Patients. Eastern Orthopaedic

                      Association Annual Meeting, Oct 24 2011, Kings Mill, VA.

    2012      Zahir U, Forte M, Sterling R, Pellegrini VD. Inpatient Pulmonary Embolism In

                      US Elective Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Patients. AAOS Annual

                      Meeting, poster presentation, San Francisco, CA

    2012      Gilotra M, Sterling R, Nguyen T, Dilute Betadine Wash Reduces Hardware Related Bacterial Burden In A Rabbit                          

                      Knee Infection Model. Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting,  June 22, 2012 Bolton Landing, NY.

    2012      Zahir U, Forte M, Sterling R, Pellegrini VD. Inpatient Pulmonary Embolism In  US Elective Primary Hip and

                       Knee Arthroplasty Patients. Hip Society Annual Meeting, September 14, 2012. Rochester, MN.

    2012      Zahir U, Forte M, Sterling R, Pellegrini VD. Inpatient Pulmonary Embolism In US Elective Primary Hip and

                        Knee Arthroplasty Patients. International Hip  Society Annual Meeting, September 27, 2012. Zurich,

                        Switzerland.

    2012      Clinton R, Manson TT, Castillo R, Sterling RS. Predicting the Need for Arthroplasty after Acetabular Open

                         Reducaiton and internal fixation. OTA Annual Meeting. Oct 5, 2012, Minneapolis, MN.

    2012      Zahir U, Forte M, Sterling R, Pellegrini VD. Inpatient Pulmonary Embolism In US Elective Primary Hip and

                          Knee Arthroplasty Patients. AAHKS Annual Meeting, poster presentation, Nov 2-4, 2012 Dallas, TX.

    2012      Sterling R, Zahir U, Forte M. Inpatient Myocardial Infarction in US Elective Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

                          Patients. AAHKS Annual Meeting, Nov 4, 2012, Dallas, TX.

    2012      Gilotra M, Sterling R, Nguyen T, Dilute Betadine Wash Reduces Hardware Related Bacterial Burden In A Rabbit

                           Knee Infection Model. AAOS Annual Meeting, March 19, 2013, Chicago, IL.

    2013      Sterling R, Zahir U, Forte M. Inpatient Myocardial Infarction in US Elective Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

                           Patients. AAOS Annual Meeting, March 22, 2013, Chicago, IL.

    2013      Abzug JM, O’Toole RV, Sterling RS. “Pop Quiz” of Orthopaedic Residents Performing Procedures that are

                           Typically Performed in an Unsupervised Setting. POSNA Annual Meeting, May 2, 2013, Toronto, ON.

    2013      Abzug JM, Sterling RS. Development and Implementation of Pediatric Orthopaedic OSCEs. AOA Annual

                           Meeting, CORD poster, June 12-15, 2013.

    2013      Abzug JM, Sterling RS. Development and Implementation of Pediatric Orthopaedic OSCEs. AOA Annual

                           Meeting, OMEGA Grant paper presentation CORD Conference, June 14, 2013.

    2013      Sterling R, Forte M. Incidence and Impact of Myocardial Infarction and Pulmonary embolism in Single vs.

                           Bilateral Elective Arthroplasty Patients. Academy Health’s 2013 Annual Research Meeting, poster

                           presentation, June 23-25, 2013, Baltimore, MD.

    2013      Urrunaga N, Watkins A, Forte MF, Sterling RS. Association Between type of Surgery and Perioperative Acute

                           Myocardial Infarction in Elderly Hip Fracture  OTA Annual Meeting, Oct 11, 2013, Pheonix, AZ.

    Local Research Presentations

    2009      Thompson S, Sterling R, Lisi M, Pellegrini VD. Pulmonary Embolism after

                      Total Joint Arthroplasty: Chronic Warfarin Increases Risk of In-hospital PE.

                      Maryland Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. April 2011, Baltimore, MD

    2012      Gilotra M, Sterling R, Nguyen T, Dilute Betadine Wash Reduces Hardware Related Bacterial Burden In A Rabbit

                      Knee Infection Model. Maryland Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, April 21, 2012. Baltimore, MD.

    Invited Lectures

    2000      Intramedullary Nailing of the Human Femur. American Academy of Veterinary

                        Surgeons, Alexandria, VA.

    2001      Total Hip Arthroplasty: Managing Bone Loss. Specialist

                      Registrar Training Course, Bristol, UK

    2001      Total Hip Arthroplasty: Pre-operative evaluation and X-Ray

                      Assessment. Specialist Registrar Training Course, Bristol, UK

    2003      Intramedullary Nailing in Humans. American Academy of Veterinary Surgeons, Washington, DC.

    2005      Non-Operative Management of Knee Arthritis. PM&R Grand Rounds, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD

    2007      Dislocations of the Upper Extremity. Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, University of Maryland Medical Center,

                         Baltimore, MD

    2008      Non-operative management of knee arthritis. PM&R Grand Rounds, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD

    2008      Physician Examination of the Hip. PM&R Grand Rounds, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

    2008      Unicondylar Knee Replacement: Indications and Outcomes. Clinical Orthopaedic

                      Society, Annapolis, MD.

    2008      Venous Thromboembolic Disease. Maine Orthopaedic Review, Waterville, ME.

    2008      Total Knee Arthroplasty. Maine Orthopaedic Review, Waterville, ME.

    2008      Fracture Management. 2008 Maryland Academy of Family Physicians Winter Regional CME Conference, College

                         Park, MD

    2008      Fracture Management. 34th Annual Family Medicine Review Course, Palace Royal Hotel, Ocean City, MD.

    2009      Venous Thromboembolic Disease. Maine Orthopaedic Review Waterville, ME.

    2009      Total Knee Arthroplasty. Maine Orthopaedic Review, Waterville, ME.

    2009      Treatment of Post-traumatic arthritis after acetabular fracture.  Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, George Washington

                      University, Washington, DC.

    2009      Provocative Physical Exam Tests for Knee Injuries. PM&R Grand Rounds, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

    2009      Knee Injuries Evaluation and Examination. PM&R Grand Rounds, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

    2010      Hip Fracture and the Orthopaedic Surgeon’s Perspective – how we get there and the toys we play with –

                      surgical approaches and implants. Baltimore Hip Studies Seminar, University of Maryland Department of

                      Epidemiology, October 20, 2010

    2010      Gender and Race/Ethnic Differences in Hip Fracture Outcomes.AAOS/ORS/ABJS Musculoskeletal Disparities

                       Research Symposium, May 6, 2010. Arlington, VA.

    2010      Gender Differences in Hip Fracture Outcomes. Florida Orthopaedic Society, May 26, 2010, West Palm Beach,

                       FL.

    2010      Total Hip Arthroplasty after Acetabular Fracture Fixation. Florida Orthopaedic Society, May 27, 2010. West Palm

                      Beach, FL.

    2012      Managing Minimum Case Log Requirements. Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors meeting at AAOS

                      Annual Meeting, February 10, 2012, San Francisco, CA.

    2013      Zahir U, Forte M. Inpatient Myocardial Infarction in US Elective Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Patients.

                      Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship Hip Replacement Course, April 20, 2013, Alexandria, VA

    2013      Venous Thromboembolic Disease. Maine Orthopaedic Review, Waterville, ME.

    2013      Total Knee Arthroplasty. Maine Orthopaedic Review, Waterville, ME.

    2013      Posterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty: Tried and True. Pre-Course, Seventh Annual Hip And Knee Course.

                      Modern Techniques in Hip and Knee Reconstruction and Preservation. August 22, 2013, Baltimore, MD

    2013      It Doesn’t Move: Arthrofibrosis after TKA. Seventh Annual Hip And Knee August 24, 2013, Baltimore, MD

    2013      What Would You Do? Management of Limb Length Discrepancies, Instability of

                      the knee, instability of the hip, adverse reactions, hip work-up, and treatment.

    Panel member, Seventh Annual Hip And Knee Course. Modern Techniques in

    Hip and Knee Reconstruction and Preservation. August 24, 2013, Baltimore, MD

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    4940 Eastern Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 410-550-0453
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663
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    10753 Falls Road
    Pavilion II
    Baltimore, MD 21093
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    4924 Campbell Boulevard
    White Marsh, MD 21236
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    Department/Division

    • Orthopaedic Surgery

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