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Matthew Alexander Harb, M.D.

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Specializes in: Adults (18+ years), Geriatrics (55+ years)

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Expertise

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Knee, Bone Fractures, Degenerative Joint Disease (Osteoarthritis of the Hip), Distal Radius Fracture, Femoral Fractures, Femur Fracture Fixation, Fracture Surgery, Fractures, Geriatric Orthopaedics, Hip Arthritis, Hip Bursitis, Hip Conditions, Hip Dislocations, Hip Dysplasia, Hip Fractures, Hip Impingement, Hip Injuries, Hip Labral Tears, Hip Replacement, Intra-Articular Joint Injections, Knee Arthritis, Knee Dislocations, Knee Injuries, Knee Joint Arthroscopy, Knee Meniscus Repair, Knee Replacement, Knee Surgery, Kneecap (Prepatellar) Bursitis, Knock Knees (Genu Valgum), Loose Body Removal (Knee), Multi-Ligament Knee Injuries, Orthopaedic Pathology, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma, Orthopaedics, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee, Partial Hip Resurfacing, Partial Knee Replacement, Patellar Fracture (Broken Kneecap), Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee), Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner's Knee), Pelvis Trauma Fracture, Periarticular Fracture, Post-traumatic arthritis, Prosthetic Joint Infections, Revision Hip Surgery, Revision Knee Surgery, Revision Knee with Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy, Septic Arthritis of the Knee, Shoulder Fractures, Supracondylar Femoral Fracture, Tibial Fracture, Tibial Pateau Fracture, Total Hip Replacement, Total Hip Resurfacing, Total Joint Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Wrist Fracture ...read more

Locations

Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics - Orthopaedic Medicine and Surgery Group

1015 18th Street NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036 map
Phone: 202-835-2222 | Fax: 202-969-8724

Matthew Alexander Harb, M.D.

20410 Observation Drive, Suite 106
Germantown, MD 20876 map

Background

Dr. Harb specializes in minimally invasive, muscle sparing, hip and knee replacement surgery. Minimally invasive surgery allows patients to recover faster and have less pain post-operatively. Implants are tailored and custom fit to each patient to allow for improved performance. Dr. Harb’s expertise in rapid recovery protocols allow for quick recovery after surgery and excellent outcomes in patients with hip and knee arthritis. With minimally invasive, muscle sparing surgery patients can return to their lifestyles and get back to doing the things they love sooner. Dr. Harb performs outpatient joint replacement surgery with many of his patients walking independently and going home the day of surgery.

Dr. Harb received a full academic scholarship and graduated with honors from Louisiana State University for his undergraduate degree. He continued his studies at the LSU School of Medicine where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society and received The Nathan Bernstein Scholarship Award for Clinical Excellence. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency in New York City at State University of New York. He pursued further subspecialty training with an adult reconstruction fellowship at the prestigious University of Virginia.

Dr. Harb is actively involved in research regarding joint replacement surgery. He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, authored book chapters, and has spoken nationally on topics associated with hip and knee replacements.

In his free time, Dr. Harb enjoys staying active by running, hiking, and spending time outside with his family. He is happily married to his wife, Katie, and they have two children. 

“My focus is excellence in patient care, expedited recovery after surgery, and getting people back to the normal activities they love. Our team-focused approach is committed to superb outcomes, improving lives, and returning patients to living pain-free.”

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Departments / Divisions

  • Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Surgery at Suburban Hospital

Education

Degrees

  • MD; Louisiana State University School of Medicine (2014)

Residencies

  • Orthopaedic Surgery; SUNY Downstate Medical Center (2019)

Fellowships

  • Orthopaedic Surgery; University of Virginia School of Medicine (2020)

Board Certifications

  • Pending/Scheduled (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

View all on PubMed

Julio J Jauregui, Joseph K Kim, William P Shield, Matthew Harb, Emmanuel M Illical, Farshad Adib, Aditya V Maheshwari, Hip fusion takedown to a total hip arthroplasty—is it worth it? A systematic review, International orthopaedics 41 (8), 1535-1542, 2017

Bhaveen H Kapadia, Barrett B Torre, Nicholas Ullman, Andrew Yang, Matthew A Harb, Preston W Grieco, Jared M Newman, Steven F Harwin, Aditya V Maheshwari, Reducing perioperative blood loss with antifibrinolytics and antifibrinolytic-like agents for patients undergoing total hip and total knee arthroplasty, Journal of orthopaedics, 2019

Dipal Chatterjee, Matthew A Harb, Christopher Yiachos, Stefan Tangl, Vincent J Vigorita, Henry M Tischler, Aditya V Maheshwari, A Histologic Analysis of a Retrieved Specimen 24 Years after Hemiresurfacing for Avascular Necrosis, Journal of long-term effects of medical implants, 2019 

Matthew A Harb, Max Solow, Jared M Newman, Nipun Sodhi, Robert Pivec, Jaiben George, Assem A Sultan, Anton Khlopas, Neil V Shah, Martin W Roche, Michael A Mont, Have the Annual Trends of Total Knee Arthroplasty in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Changed? The Journal of Knee Surgery, 2018

Sean B Sequeira, Wendy M Novicoff, Eric D McVey, David M Noble, Matthew A Harb, John P Taliaferro, James A Browne, Patient Perspectives on the Cancellation of Elective Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasty During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2021

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society
  • Gold Humanism Award for excellence in humanism and teaching
  • The Nathan Bernstein Scholarship Award for Clinical Excellence
  • Multiple peer reviewed publications and published book chapters
  • National posters and podium presentations

Memberships

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Advances in Knee Replacement Surgery
    Community Seminar (02/03/2021)
  • Hip and Knee Arthritis - Am I Ready for a Joint Replacement
    Community Seminar (11/04/2020)
  • The Orthopedic Podcast - Introduction to Joint Replacement
    Podcast
  • Arthritis Managment and Treatment
    Community Seminar
  • Kinematics of Total Knee Replacement
    Podium Presentation (08/01/2020)
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons: Challenging Primary Total Hip Replacement Cases
    Podium Presentation
  • Biomaterials, Biomechanics, and Wear in Joint Replacement
    Podium Presentation
  • Cemented versus Cementless Knee Replacement
    Podium Presentation
  • Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty, approaches, implants, and complications
    Podium
  • The Evolution of Total Joint Replacement
    Podium

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

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