Timothy Bhattacharyya, M.D.

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  • Director of Orthopaedic Trauma Services at Suburban Hospital

Specializes in: Adolescents (12-18 years), Adults (18+ years), Children (1-11 years)



Fracture Surgery, Fractures, Hip Replacement, Joint Replacement, Knee Replacement, Nonunions, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma, Osteomyelitis, Post-Traumatic Reconstruction, Trauma Surgery ...read more



Appointment Phone: 301-530-1010
10215 Fernwood Road
Camalier Building Suite 506
Bethesda, MD 20817 map
Fax: 301-897-8597


10215 Fernwood Road
The Camalier Building, Suite 506
Bethesda, MD 20817 map


Dr. Bhattacharyya is the Director of Orthopaedic Trauma Services at Suburban Hospital. Dr. Bhattacharyya's areas of expertise include: fracture care, pelvis and acetabulum injuries, management of complex and non union fractures, and joint replacements. He is Head of Clinical Orthopaedic Research at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Bhattacharyya focuses on patients with orthopedic injuries including fractures, nonunions, and joint replacements.

For more information on Dr. Bhattacharyya, visit www.OrthoBethesda.com.

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  • Director of Orthopaedic Trauma Services at Suburban Hospital

Departments / Divisions

  • Surgery at Suburban Hospital



  • MD; Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis (1998)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery; Boston University School of Medicine (2003)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery; Massachusetts General Hospital (2005)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery) (2006)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Chen F, Wang Z, Bhattacharyya T. Absence of femoral cortical thickening in long-term bisphosphonate users: Implications for atypical femur fractures. Bone. 2014 May;62:64-6. 

Wang Z, Ward MM, Chan L, Bhattacharyya T. Adherence to oral bisphosphonates and the risk ofsubtrochanteric and femoral shaft fractures among female Medicare beneficiaries. Osteoporos Int. 2014 Aug;25(8):2109-16.

Wang Z, Bhattacharyya T. Trends of non-union and prescriptions for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the United States, 1993-2012. Acta Orthop. 2015 Oct;86(5):632-7.

Jha S, Wang Z, Laucis N, Bhattacharyya T. Trends in Media Reports, Oral Bisphosphonate Prescriptions, and Hip Fractures 1996-2012: An Ecological Analysis. J Bone Miner Res. 2015 Dec;30(12):2179-87.

Laucis NC, Hays RD, Bhattacharyya T. Scoring the SF-36 in Orthopaedics: A Brief Guide. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Oct 7;97(19):1628-34.

Activities & Honors


  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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