Aaron Matthew Brandt, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Achilles Tendon Injuries, Congenital Foot Disorders, Foot Deformities, Fractures, Hip Dysplasia, Joint Preservation, Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Foot Care, Pediatric Orthopaedics ...read more

Research Interests

improving outcomes in traumatic injuries; managing developmental conditions of the hip and lower extremities; reducing health disparities ...read more

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Howard County

Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663
10700 Charter Drive
Suite 205
Columbia, MD 21044 map


Aaron Brandt, M.D., is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon specializing in general orthopaedics, hip conditions and traumatic injuries. He has expertise in treating children with hip dysplasia, limb deformities and fractures, as well as those with foot and ankle conditions. He is trained in joint preservation and limb reconstruction procedures. 

Dr. Brandt graduated from the New York University Grossman School of Medicine, and completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Carolinas Medical Center/OrthoCarolina in Charlotte. He received additional training in limb reconstruction with Atrium Health RESTORE Central America in Honduras, and completed a pediatric orthopaedic surgery fellowship at the Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver.

During his training, Brandt received multiple awards, including a residency teaching award, Silberstein Foundation medical scholarship and the New York University Malcolm X/Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award. 

Dr. Brandt’s research interests include improving outcomes in traumatic injuries, managing developmental conditions of the hip and lower extremities, and reducing health disparities. He also has a major interest in education and mentorship. He co-authored multiple research publications on these topics and presented his research at national conferences.

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  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Medicine; New York University School of Medicine (2015)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery; Carolinas Medical Center - Atrium Health (2020)


  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery; Children's Hospital Colorado (2021)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Ramos, Nicholas L; Karia, Raj J; Hutzler, Lorraine H; Brandt, Aaron M; Slover, James D; Bosco, Joseph A. The Effect of Discharge Disposition on 30-Day Readmission Rates After Total Joint Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. Oct 2013: 674-677.

Brandt, Aaron M; Rettig, Samantha A; Kale, Neel K; Zuckerman, Joseph D; Egol, Kenneth A. Can a Clinician-Scientist Training Program Develop Academic Orthopaedic Surgeons? A Twenty-Nine Year Experience. Journal of Surgical Education. 2018 Jul - Aug;75(4):1039-1044.

Brandt, Aaron M, Wally, Meghan K, Casey, Virginia F, Clark, Christian C, Paloski, Michael D, Scannell, Brian S, Brighton, Brian K. Appropriate Use Criteria for Treatment of Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures With Vascular Injury: Do Our Hospital Practice Patterns Agree With Current Recommendations? [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 22]. J Pediatr Orthop. 2020;10.1097/BPO.0000000000001592.

Ann Van Heest, MD, FAOA1, Aaron M. Brandt, MD2, George Dyer, MD, FAOA3, Cole Homer, BS1, and Peter M. Murray, MD, FAOA4. AOA Symposium: COVID-19: Impact on Orthopaedic Graduate Medical Education in the US. AOA Critical Issues Symposium. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020.

Samuel Posey, MD, Josef Jolissaint, MD, Aaron Brandt, MD, Rachel Seymour, PhD, Stephen Sims, MD, Joseph Hsu, MD, Joshua Patt, MD, Brian Scannell, MD. Resident Education and Wellness: A Strategy for Future Pandemics. Submitted to BMC Medical Education.

Activities & Honors


  • Residency Teaching Award, Carolinas Medical Center Charlotte, North Carolina, 2020
  • AOA C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum, 2019
  • Malcolm X/Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award, New York University, 2015
  • Raymond J Brienza Scholarship, New York University School of Medicine, 2014
  • Silberstein Foundation Scholarship, New York University School of Medicine, 2011 - 2015


  • J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society


  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)


  • American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)

    Emerging Leader Program

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS)

    Resident/Fellow Member

  • Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (LLRS)

    Candidate Member

Videos & Media

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    What is Apophysitis? | Q&A with Aaron Brandt, M.D.

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    Common Foot and Ankle Injuries in Children | Q&A with Aaron Brandt, M.D.

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    Understanding Deformity Around the Hip in Children and Young Adults Webinar

Lectures and Presentations

  • Appropriate Use Criteria for Treatment of Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures with Vascular Injury: Do Recommendations Follow Current Clinical Practice?
    Presentation, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting (05/01/2019)
  • Acetabular development following treatment of developmental hip dysplasia: Does the addition of bony surgery at index procedure decrease risk of secondary surgery?
    Presentation (05/01/2021)
    Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting

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