Kenneth M Fine, M.D.

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Ankle Arthroscopy, Elbow Arthroscopy, Knee Joint Arthroscopy, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine more

Research Interests

Compartment Syndrome, Soccer Injuries


The Orthopaedic Center PA

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Phone: 301-251-1433 | Fax: 301-424-5266

The Orthopaedic Center PA

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Phone: 202-912-8480 | Fax: 202-912-8484


Dr. Kenneth M. Fine is an orthopaedic surgeon affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and George Washington University Hospital, where he serves as an assistant clinical professor of orthopaedics for the University. He practices out of The Orthopaedic Center, located in Rockville, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Dr. Fine is currently the team physician and medical director of D.C. United professional soccer team, as well as a consultant in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine at Children’s National Medical Center.

Dr. Fine was among the first group of surgeons in the country to become subspecialty certified in orthopaedic sports medicine. He has an expertise in arthroscopy of the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow and ankle; cartilage disorders; concussions in sports; and treating the patella.

Dr. Fine earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery and a fellowship in sports medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, Dr. Fine provided medical care for Olympic soccer teams during the 1996 summer Olympics, was co-medical director for the World Figure Skating championships in 2003 and served at the Olympic Training Center in 2008, where he was also the physician for the Junior U.S. Boxing Championships. Dr. Fine has also served as the physician for the U.S. fast-track speed skating team; the medical provider to Cirque du Soleil, the Boston Ballet Company and the Joffrey Ballet; the medical director for the Cherry Blossom 10-mile road race and National Race for the Cure; the director of orthopaedic sports medicine at George Washington University and Children’s National Medical Center; an orthopaedic consultant for the D.C. Divas professional football team; and the team physician for George Washington University teams and several high school teams.

Dr. Fine has been named a Super Doctor by the Washington Post magazine, as well as a Top Doctor by Consumers’ Checkbook magazine and a Regional Top Doctor for the Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Washington-Baltimore areas by Castle Connolly.

Dr. Fine has contributed articles for numerous publications, including InMotion, published by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine; articles on compartment syndrome and soccer injuries for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; and other scientific publications. more

Departments / Divisions

  • Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital



  • MD; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (1985)


  • Sports Medicine; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1991)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Sports Medicine) (2007)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopedic Surgery) (1993)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

View all on PubMed

Heywood CS, Benke MT, Brindle K, Fine KM. "Correlation of magnetic resonance imaging to arthroscopic findings of stability in juvenile osteochondritis dissecans." Arthroscopy. 2011 Feb;27(2):194-9. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2010.07.009.

Sheehan FT, Derasari A, Fine KM, Brindle TJ, Alter KE. "Q-angle and J-sign: indicative of maltracking subgroups in patellofemoral pain." Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Jan;468(1):266-75. doi: 10.1007/s11999-009-0880-0.

Activities & Honors


  • Super Doctor, Washington Post Magazine
  • Top Doctor, Consumers' Checkbook
  • Regional Top Doctor for Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Washington-Baltimore, Castle Connolly

Professional Activities

  • Team Physician and Medical Director, D.C. United men's professional soccer team
  • Medical Provider, 1996 Summer Olympic Soccer, 1996
  • Co-Medical Director, World Figure Skating Championships, 2003
  • Physician, Olympic Training Center, 2008
  • Physician, Junior U.S. Boxing Championships, 2008

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

How to Avoid Over-Exercising. Washingtonian Magazine (10/08/2014)

Common Knee Surgery Does Very Little for Some, Study Suggests. The New York Times (12/25/2013)

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