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Orthopaedic Surgery in the Washington, D.C., Metro Area

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Johns Hopkins orthopaedic specialists in Bethesda, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., provide patients with the best care for musculoskeletal and other bone and joint conditions, including sports injuries, back and neck problems, shoulder pain, hip and knee issues, hand and wrist pain, foot and ankle injuries, and bone tumors and much more.

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You can easily schedule a new appointment, quickly communicate with your provider, access test results and request prescription renewals through your MyChart account.

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Why Choose Johns Hopkins Orthopaedics

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  • Our specialists have years of experience treating both common and less known orthopaedic conditions, and have helped patients with most complicated cases.
  • We work closely with physical therapists, rehabilitation physicians, interventional pain management and other specialists to ensure you have the best chance of recovery before surgery is considered.
  • If surgery is needed, we use minimally invasive, image-guided techniques to minimize tissue damage, improve recovery and reduce complications.
  • We keep your referring physician aware of your progress by sharing consultation and follow-up notes, so that we continue to coordinate care.
Welcome to our New Physicians

Alex Johnson, M.D.

Dr. Johnson is an orthopaedic surgeon and fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist seeing patients at the Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center in Bethesda. He specializes in treating patients with conditions of the knee, shoulder, elbow and hip. He is passionate about helping athletes of any age or level return to the sports and activities they love.

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Welcome to our New Physicians

John Thompson, M.D.

Dr. Thompson is an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon seeing patients at the Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center in Bethesda, and focusing on a wide variety of orthopaedic foot and ankle issues. His expertise includes sports injuries and trauma to the foot and ankle, complex foot and ankle reconstruction including total ankle replacements and forefoot surgery including for bunions. He sees patients ranging from middle schoolers to the elderly.

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Our Orthopaedic Surgeons

Meet our orthopaedic doctors who see patients in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, MD. Our group of orthopaedic surgeons and physician assistants help patients with a wide range of conditions affecting hip and knee, hand and wrist, spine, and other bones and joints. 


Advanced Practice Providers

  • Malaya Gamble, C.R.N.P.

    Physician Assistant to Khaled Kebaish, M.B.B.Ch.
    Specialty: spine surgery
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  • Francis Hwang, M.S.N., C.R.N.P

    Nurse practitioner assisting Jonathan Forsberg, M.D., Ph.D.
    Expertise: orthopaedic oncology, general orthopaedics, sports medicine
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  • Kevin Woodward, P.A.-C

    Physician Assistant to Daniel Valaik, M.D.
    Expertise: hip and knee surgery, general orthopaedics
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Johns Hopkins Orthopaedics Locations in Washington, D.C., Region

You can find Johns Hopkins orthopaedic specialists in these three convenient locations in the Washington, D.C. metro area. We see patients for consultations at the Bethesda Health Care & Surgery Center and at Sibley Memorial Hospital. If a surgery is needed, it may be performed in our state-of-the-art facilities in the Suburban Hospital.


Hear From Our Surgeons

Advances in Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery

Daniel Valaik, M.D. discusses advances in knee and hip replacement surgery, including joints made of better, more durable materials, which are resulting in faster recovery and better outcomes.

Common Sports and Activity Related Injuries: What to Consider from Pain to Breaks

Learn more about common sports injuries and treatments to consider from our sports medicine expert Alex Johnson, M.D., and our foot and ankle expert John Thompson, M.D., in this webinar-based video.

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