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

4.6 out of 5
80 Ratings
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Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Expertise: Benign Tumors, Bone Fractures, Bursitis, Elbow Injuries, Hip Bursitis, Joint Pain, Knee Injuries, Knee Joint Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, Lipoma, 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 Orthopaedic Group
Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
601 North Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Medicine - White Marsh
Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663

4924 Campbell Boulevard
Nottingham, MD 21236 map

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663

10753 Falls Road
Pavilion II
Baltimore, MD 21093 map


Richard A. Schaefer, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon with offices in Bethesda, Baltimore, White Marsh, Lutherville and Columbia, Maryland. He specializes in joint problems, specifically knee injuries. He is also experienced in treating ankle, hip, elbow, shoulder and other joint conditions, including benign tumors and cysts.  

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

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (1985)


  • Fitzsimons Army Medical Center / Orthopaedic Surgery (1992)


  • Mayo Clinic (1995)

Board Certifications

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

Research & Publications

Activities & Honors


  • 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

Professional Activities

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

Patient Ratings & Comments

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