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Ryan Hoffman MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon - General Specialty
Orthopaedic Resident - PGY1
Primary Hospital: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital


Dr. Ryan A. Hoffman is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder & elbow reconstruction. He sees patients at our MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Federal Hill, and Frederick locations. He grew up in the Philadelphia area, attending medical school at Drexel University. In medical school, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and earned numerous awards for scholastic and clinical achievement. Afterwards, Dr. Hoffman remained in Philadelphia to complete orthopedic residency training at Einstein Healthcare Network. There, he was elected Administrative Chief resident and was the winner of the 22nd annual John R. Gregg Memorial Resident Bowl awarded by the Philadelphia Orthopedic Society. He then travelled to Providence, Rhode Island to complete a shoulder & elbow honor fellowship at Brown University. In addition, Dr. Hoffman completed training at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in reconstructive shoulder and elbow surgery. Experienced in the latest surgical techniques, Dr. Hoffman has advanced training in shoulder and elbow replacements, shoulder and elbow arthroscopy, cupper extremity fractures, rotator cuff repairs with and without biologic augmentation, tendon transfers for the shoulder, joint salvage, joint preservation, and sports injuries of the shoulder and elbow. Dr. Hoffman is a former shoulder surgery patient himself. This experience led him to provide an individualized approach centered on his patients. He works with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan, taking their preferences and needs into account. In addition to his day-to-day medical practice, Dr. Hoffman is an accomplished researcher with numerous published book chapters and peer reviewed manuscripts in shoulder and elbow surgery. He has had several presentations and lectures on regional, national, and international levels. Dr. Hoffman is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society, Arthroscopic Association of North America, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also an editor for several medical journals, including Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery and Journal of Orthopedic Surgery and Research. Dr. Hoffman enjoys teaching and serves as an educator for the MedStar Union Memorial Orthopedic Surgery residency program and as the Associate Director of the MedStar Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship. As an elite collegiate wrestler, Dr. Hoffman competed in multiple national tournaments and medaled in the Junior Olympic Games. As a result, Dr. Hoffman is uniquely situated to understand the needs of the competitive athlete and difficulties they can encounter. He is currently a team physician with USA Wrestling. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, snowboarding, working out, and spending time with family and friends.
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Hospital Affiliations

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MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
(410) 554-2227
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MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
(443) 777-7850

Education & Training

Brown University
Einstein Healthcare Network
Drexel University
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