Richard Andrew Schaefer, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Bone Fractures, Bursitis, Elbow Injuries, Hip Bursitis, Joint Pain, Knee Injuries, Musculoskeletal Tumors Involving the Extremities, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Injuries, Sports Injuries, Sports Injuries to the Ankle more

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

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Richard A. Schaefer, M.D., is an orthopaedic specialist treating patients with a variety of bone, tendon and ligament conditions affecting back and neck, arm and shoulder, hip and leg and other parts of the body. He uses nonsurgical treatments to help patients recover from joint pain, joint injuries and related conditions. 

In addition to his medical degree and orthopaedic residency training, Dr. Schaefer is fellowship-trained in orthopaedic oncology through the Mayo Clinic and holds a master’s degree in public health from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Schaefer served for over 30 years in the U.S. Army, retiring at the rank of colonel. He had a number of stateside and overseas assignments at military medical facilities, including two tours in Afghanistan. He received several military decorations and awards for his service, including the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Action Badge.

Dr. Schaefer is a graduate of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Leadership Fellows Program and has served on several AAOS committees, including the Public Relations Oversight Group, Women’s Health Advisory Board and the Diversity Advisory Board. more


  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

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  • MD; Tulane University School of Medicine (1985)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery; Fitzsimons Army Medical Center (1992)


  • Musculoskeletal Oncology; Mayo Clinic (1995)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery) (1994)

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  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Mayo Clinic/Ivins Society

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  • Member, Women’s Health Advisory Board, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Providing Compassionate Care during COVID-19 | American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (October 2020)

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