MedStar Health Expands Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Bringing Convenient Access to Anne Arundel County

New Office at Waugh Chapel Towne Centre Opens Tuesday, April 21 

GAMBRILLS, Md.—(April 16, 2015)—MedStar Health will open a new office at Waugh Chapel Towne Centre on Tuesday, April 21, bringing Anne Arundel County residents convenient access to the region’s best orthopaedic and sports medicine care.

Comprised of experts from MedStar Harbor Hospital and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, complemented by a wide range of therapy services from MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, the orthopaedic and sports medicine team at Waugh Chapel specialize in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of both common and uncommon musculoskeletal conditions and injuries involving the bones, muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments.

Featuring two of the region’s top sports medicine physicians—both born and raised in Anne Arundel County—the team also provides unique expertise to prevent and treat injuries specific to sports and exercise in athletes and active patients of all ages and skill levels.

Beginning with accurate diagnosis, the team offers comprehensive and customized treatment including advanced diagnostic tests, minimally invasive procedures, pain control, physical therapy, and support through the entire process, from evaluation through surgery, if necessary.

Meet the orthopaedic and sports medicine team at Waugh Chapel:

Milford H. Marchant Jr., MD
Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine 

Dr. Marchant is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at MedStar Harbor, born and raised in Annapolis. Fellowship trained in sports medicine, he has extensive clinical expertise in treating a wide variety of sports-related injuries and arthritis of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. Dr. Marchant specializes in the non-operative and operative treatment of injuries in adult and youth patients of all skill levels, from recreational to professional athletes. Beyond his clinical practice, Dr. Marchant continues to care for the region's professional and amateur athletes. He serves as the head team physician for the Major League Lacrosse Champion Chesapeake Bayhawks. In addition, he provides medical coverage for several of the region's top high school athletic programs, including Arundel, Chesapeake, Glen Burnie, Meade, North County, and Northeast high schools.

Jeffrey V. Mayer, MD
Primary Care Sports Medicine

Dr. Mayer, a Severna Park native, is a primary care sports medicine physician at MedStar Harbor, specializing in the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal of sports injuries, as well as arthritis of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle. Utilizing the newest technology in musculoskeletal ultrasound, Dr. Mayer is able to rapidly diagnose and treat his patients with precision care. In addition to serving as the team physician for the Major League Lacrosse Champion Chesapeake Bayhawks, Dr. Mayer is the team physician for Arundel, Chesapeake, Glen Burnie, Meade, North County, and Northeast high schools.

Robert McKinstry, MD
Hip and Knee Replacement

Dr. McKinstry is a board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He is fellowship trained in total joint replacement and reconstruction, including revision, partial knee replacement and outpatient procedures. Dr. McKinstry specializes in anterior hip replacement.

Tariq Nayfeh, MD, PhD
Hip and Knee Replacement

Dr. Nayfeh, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at MedStar Harbor, specializes in the treatment of joint pain and problems. Fellowship-trained in adult reconstruction, Dr. Nayfeh is highly skilled in the latest joint replacement techniques including a variety of minimally invasive procedures. He also offers outpatient joint replacement surgery as an option. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in treating complex orthopaedic problems and has been invited to travel internationally to lecture and perform surgery. 

Jacob Wisbeck, MD
Foot and Ankle

Dr. Wisbeck is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at MedStar Union Memorial. Fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery, he specializes in sports-related foot and ankle injuries, ankle instability, foot and ankle trauma, degenerative arthritis, flat foot deformities, bunions, hammertoes, and tendon disorders. Dr. Wisbeck is part of the faculty of the nationally renowned Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program at Union Memorial Hospital. He is involved in the foot and ankle care for many of the local college athletic program including UMBC, Loyola University, Salisbury University, Towson University and Morgan State University.

Lee Koch, PT
Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation

Koch, a physical therapist with MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, is the therapy clinic director. Specializing in rehabilitation, Koch has expertise in the treatment of common conditions and injuries relating to orthopaedics and sports medicine including manual therapy, ACL return-to-play testing, overhead throwers and concussions. 

 

The new MedStar office is located at: 

Waugh Chapel Towne Centre
2410 Evergreen Road, Suite 100
Gambrills, MD 21054
(click here to see on map)

Click here to learn more, or call 877-34-ORTHO to make an appointment with an orthopaedic or sports medicine specialist at Waugh Chapel.

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org

About MedStar Orthopaedics

MedStar Orthopaedics provides a comprehensive array of non-surgical and surgical treatment alternatives, sports medicine and spine surgery services at MedStar hospitals in the Baltimore region. MedStar Orthopaedics combines the skill and expertise of more than 80 physicians at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, The Curtis National Hand Center and more than 20 community locations, giving you convenient access to the area's top orthopaedic, sports medicine and spine care. Visit MedStarOrthopaedics.org or call 877-34-ORTHO for an appointment.

About MedStar Sports Medicine

MedStar Sports Medicine, an initiative integrated throughout MedStar Health, is one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country. Over the past 30 years, MedStar Sports Medicine has grown to include more than 36 physicians, 23 certified athletic trainers and a network of therapists, nutritionists, and support staff at MedStar’s ten hospitals and diversified services. Focused on patient care, education, research and team relationships, this network of medical professionals is dedicated to enhancing the health and performance of all active people. More than 40 sports organizations, including the Baltimore Ravens, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Baltimore Blast, and US Lacrosse, have chosen MedStar Sports Medicine as their official medical team. Visit us at MedStarSportsMed.org, or call 888-44-SPORT (888-447-7678).

 

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MedStar Sports Medicine Partners with US Lacrosse; Top Lacrosse Experts Participate in Live Online Forum to Raise Awareness and Reduce Risk of Sports Injury

Baltimore —(May 12, 2014)—MedStar Sports Medicine, in partnership with the US Lacrosse, will host the 2014 Head and ACL Injury Webcast, a free online forum focused on top safety issues for today’s lacrosse athletes, parents and coaches. Streaming live on the web on Wednesday, May 21, from 7 to 8 p.m., the event will feature eight of the area’s leading lacrosse safety experts in an engaging question and answer session aimed to increase awareness and prevention of two key health topics: head injuries and ACL injuries.

As the occurrence of head injuries and ACL knee injuries remain prevalent among male and female lacrosse players of all levels, the need for education is vital in reducing the risk of injury and keeping athletes safe. What are the symptoms of a concussion? How long is the healing process? Are there best practices to help prevent ACL injuries? Is surgery always necessary? Experts will answer these questions and more during the live event. Moderated by MedStar Sports Medicine’s Richard Hinton, MD, the webcast will be split into two 30-minute informational sessions:

Session One
Session Two
7 to 7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
ACL Injuries: Treatment and Prevention
The Facts on Head Injuries in Lacrosse

During the webcast, participants can log on to medstarhealth.org/webcast to watch streaming video and chat live with the experts. Viewers also can participate in the event on Facebook and on Twitter, by following hashtags #AskMedStar or #LacrosseHealth.

This event is just another step in the commitment to reducing the risk of lacrosse injury. Taking place a few days prior to the NCAA men’s and women’s lacrosse championship, both to be held in Baltimore, MedStar Sports Medicine and US Lacrosse aim to draw attention from the lacrosse community and further highlight the importance of sports safety.

As lacrosse participation nears 750,000 nationwide, MedStar Sports Medicine and US Lacrosse bring their relationship to a new level in their combined efforts to increase sports safety and injury prevention. Together, MedStar Sports Medicine and US Lacrosse have established the nation’s leading lacrosse sports medicine program, bringing top expertise to the athletes of today’s fastest growing sport. This strategic alliance has resulted in the collaboration of leadership from MedStar and US Lacrosse in the areas of research, education and prevention of injury priorities specific to both girls’ and boy’s lacrosse.

Meet the 2014 Head and ACL Injury Webcast panelists:

Session 1: ACL Injuries: Treatment and Prevention

Milford H. Marchant Jr., MD, is a sports medicine fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon for MedStar Sports Medicine at MedStar Harbor Hospital. Dr. Marchant is the orthopaedic and sports medicine physician for the Chesapeake Bayhawks. During his fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, he cared for the 2009 World Champion Los Angeles Lakers and was an assistant team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Kings and Sparks and the Anaheim Ducks.

Karen Sutton, MD, serves as the orthopedic physician for the U.S. women’s national lacrosse team, and served previously as the team orthopedic physician for the gold medal-winning U.S. under-19 women’s team in 2011. A former player at Duke University, Dr. Sutton currently works as an attending physician at Yale New Haven Hospital and serves as an assistant professor at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Jay Dyer, certified strength and conditioning coach for the U.S. Men’s, Women’s and U-19 National Lacrosse Teams, is the director of Sports Performance for Medstar Sports Medicine. Dyer’s program, JDyer Strength and Conditioning, is a comprehensive enhancement program designed to assist athletes in improving their abilities to take their play to the next level. Utilized by the best high school, collegiate and professional lacrosse players in the country, his program focuses on enhancing speed, agility, power, strength, flexibility and coordination, while also enforcing valuable injury prevention techniques. Outside the sport of lacrosse, Dyer has worked with Division I and Division III athletes in football, basketball, baseball, ice hockey, soccer and field hockey. Jay has also worked with athletes from the National Football League, National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University, University of Maryland, Princeton, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgetown, University of Pennsylvania, Ohio State and Villanova.

Justin Cooper, PT, MPT, SCS, is the clinic coordinator at MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network at MedStar Harbor Hospital. Part of MedStar Sports Medicine, Cooper works alongside the orthopaedic surgeons for the Baltimore Ravens and Chesapeake Bayhawks. He is an ABPTS board certified sport medicine specialist who has worked with scholastic, NCAA, NFL and MLL athletes. Cooper offers specialty programs for concussion, golf medicine and ACL rehabilitation and injury prevention using sports motion video analysis. He received his bachelor’s in kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park and a master’s in physical therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before his career in sports medicine, Cooper was a high school teacher and coach.

Session 2: The Facts on Head Injuries in Lacrosse

Andrew E. Lincoln, ScD, MS, member of the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee, is the director of the Sports Medicine Research Center for the MedStar Health Research Institute and program coordinator of the MedStar Sports Medicine Concussion Program. He specializes in the epidemiology of concussion and sports injuries and sports health policy, and coordinates research activity for the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee and the NFL Subcommittee on Cardiovascular Health. Dr. Lincoln is considered a national thought leader and leading researcher in the area of youth sports concussion.

Sean Curtin, MD, primary care sports medicine physician at MedStar, serves as the team physician for the U.S. Women’s National Lacrosse Team, as well as assistant team physician for the Baltimore Ravens. He has also been a team physician for Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland. Dr. Curtin maintains a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine and serves as a sports medicine consultant for Harford County (Md.) public school athletics. He has extensive experience in concussion management.

Ann Carpenetti is vice president of lacrosse operations at US Lacrosse, and served previously as the organization’s women’s division director. A member of the US Lacrosse staff since 2004, Carpenetti is responsible for providing strategic leadership to USL’s men’s and women’s game committees and managing the men’s and women’s game directors, among other duties. A former high school player on Long Island and collegiately at the University of Buffalo, she is also an active local women’s lacrosse umpire.

Meet the moderator:

Richard Y. Hinton, MD, MPH, PT, is an executive member of the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee and head team physician of the 2013 FILA World Cup Champions, U.S. Women’s Lacrosse Team. He is the medical director of MedStar Sports Medicine North and director of the MedStar Sports Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Hinton also serves as team physician for Towson University men’s and women’s lacrosse programs, Morgan State University, and St. Paul’s School for Boys. He is an assistant team physician for the NFL Baltimore Ravens. Dr. Hinton specializes in the care of adult and pediatric sports conditions with a concentration in surgery of the knee and shoulder. He is active in numerous research and educational projects focusing on sports health and safety.

About MedStar Sports Medicine

MedStar Sports Medicine, an initiative integrated throughout MedStar Health, is one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country. Over the past 30 years, MedStar Sports Medicine has grown to include more than 36 physicians, 23 certified athletic trainers and a network of therapists, nutritionists, and support staff at MedStar’s ten hospitals and diversified services. Focused on patient care, education, research and team relationships, this network of medical professionals is dedicated to enhancing the health and performance of all active people. More than 40 sports organizations, including the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Nationals, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Baltimore Blast, and US Lacrosse, have chosen MedStar Sports Medicine as their official medical team. Visit us at MedStarSportsMed.org, or call 888-44-SPORT (888-447-7678).

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.

About US Lacrosse

US Lacrosse is the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse, primarily serving the youth game. It provides a leadership role in virtually every aspect of the game, boasts 64 chapters throughout the United States, and offers programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the sport.

US Lacrosse provides a standardized lacrosse curriculum for physical education programs, as well as standardized certification and training programs for coaches and officials. Through its Sport Science and Safety Committee, US Lacrosse has funded hundreds of thousands of dollars of sport safety research in areas of concern to the lacrosse community.

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Leigh Ann Curl, MD, MedStar Sports Medicine Surgeon at MedStar Harbor Hospital, Named a “Best Doctor” in Maryland

Baltimore—(January 08, 2014)— Leigh Ann Curl, MD, MedStar Sports Medicine surgeon at MedStar Harbor Hospital, has been named a “Best Doctor” in Maryland by The Baltimore Business Journal, in partnership with Best Doctors, Inc.

“It is an honor to be recognized by my peers as a top physician in Maryland,” said Dr. Curl. “It is my mission to deliver the highest level of quality care. I strive to partner with each and every one of my patients to deliver comprehensive care to meet their individual needs.”

For over 20 years, Best Doctors has conducted an extensive survey to identify the physicians that other physicians trust most. It is the largest ongoing, peer-reviewed survey in the medical industry.

The company works to identify the physicians who were voted by their peers as the best of the best according to their specialty. As a result, Best Doctors has a proprietary database of more than 53,000 medical experts in over 450 specialties and subspecialties worldwide. Best Doctors are:

  • Reviewed and elected by their peers
  • Clinically and academically accomplished
  • Affiliated with national and global centers of excellence, including Dana Farber, MD Anderson, Baylor, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Johns Hopkins and other leaders
  • Leading medical practitioners, researchers and teachers
  • Members of a prestigious, peer-reviewed group that includes the top 5 percent of U.S. physicians

Click here to learn more about Dr. Curl. To learn more about Best Doctors, click here.

About MedStar Harbor Hospital

For more than a century, MedStar Harbor Hospital has grown alongside the communities it serves in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. The hospital was first established in 1903 as a small community clinic servicing the waterfront community in Baltimore. More than 100 years later, the 179-bed hospital continues to offer the personal touch of a community hospital while incorporating the excellence of a high technology medical center. It has been the recipient of the Delmarva Foundation’s highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

With more than 400 physicians representing 30 medical and surgical specialties, and 1,400 employees, the hospital offers a full range of health care services for patients from infancy through the senior years. MedStar Harbor’s specialty areas include orthopaedics, women’s services, cancer care, diabetes care, fetal assessment, cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation, and treatment of chronic lung conditions. The hospital’s continuum of care also includes wellness programs, outpatient services and inpatient treatment.

MedStar Harbor is part of MedStar Health, a not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with nine hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., region. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy emphasizes service, quality and safety, combining compassionate care and clinical excellence. More than a half-million patients trust their care to MedStar Health each year. 

About MedStar Sports Medicine

MedStar Sports Medicine, an initiative integrated throughout MedStar Health, is one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country. Over the past 30 years, MedStar Sports Medicine has grown to include more than 36 physicians, 23 certified athletic trainers and a network of therapists, nutritionists, and support staff at MedStar’s ten hospitals and diversified services. Focused on patient care, education, research and team relationships, this network of medical professionals is dedicated to enhancing the health and performance of all active people. More than 40 sports organizations, including the Baltimore Ravens, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Baltimore Blast, and US Lacrosse, have chosen MedStar Sports Medicine as their official medical team. Visit us at MedStarSportsMed.org, or call 888-44-SPORT (888-447-7678).

About Best Doctors, Inc.

Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors works with the best five percent of doctors, ranked by impartial peer review, to help people get the right diagnosis and right treatment. Gallup® has audited and certified Best Doctors, Inc.’s database of physicians, and its companion Best Doctors in America® List, as using the highest industry standards survey methodology and processes. The global health solutions company, which has grown to over 30 million members worldwide, uses state-of-the-art technology capabilities to deliver improved health outcomes while reducing costs. Best Doctors seamlessly integrates its trusted health services with large self-insured employers, insurers and other groups in every major region of the world. The company also designs and implements international insurance programs that help people be sure they get the right health solutions. For further information, visit www.bestdoctors.com.

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Leigh Ann Curl, MD, MedStar Sports Medicine Surgeon at MedStar Harbor Hospital, Named Top Physician in Region

Baltimore—(October 16, 2013)—Leigh Ann Curl, MD, MedStar Sports Medicine surgeon at MedStar Harbor Hospital, has been named a top physician in the Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Northern Virginia region for 2013 bySuper Doctors. The number of physicians receiving this honor is limited to approximately five percent of the region’s active specialists.

The annual Super Doctors selection is a rigorous multi-step process designed to identify physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Each year, Key Professional Media, Inc., undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a survey of physicians, independent evaluation of candidates by research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area. Physicians are asked to nominate one or more colleagues they would choose in seeking medical care. The nominated physicians are then evaluated on several factors including:

• Years of experience      
• Hospital appointments
• Fellowships         
• Professional activities     
• Leadership positions         
• Academic achievements/positions         
• Board certifications         
• Publications, lectures & presentations         
• Honors and awards         
• Other outstanding achievement

Nominees are then grouped into specialties, narrowed down and the highest-scoring doctors are included on the Super Doctors list. This special section will be seen in The Washington Post, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 issue.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Curl.

About MedStar Harbor Hospital

For more than a century, MedStar Harbor Hospital has grown alongside the communities it serves in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. The hospital was first established in 1903 as a small community clinic servicing the waterfront community in Baltimore. More than 100 years later, the 179-bed hospital continues to offer the personal touch of a community hospital while incorporating the excellence of a high technology medical center. It has been the recipient of the Delmarva Foundation’s highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

With more than 400 physicians representing 30 medical and surgical specialties, and 1,400 employees, the hospital offers a full range of health care services for patients from infancy through the senior years. MedStar Harbor’s specialty areas include orthopaedics, women’s services, cancer care, diabetes care, fetal assessment, cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation, and treatment of chronic lung conditions. The hospital’s continuum of care also includes wellness programs, outpatient services and inpatient treatment.

MedStar Harbor is part of MedStar Health, a not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with nine hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., region. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy emphasizes service, quality and safety, combining compassionate care and clinical excellence. More than a half-million patients trust their care to MedStar Health each year.

About MedStar Sports Medicine

MedStar Sports Medicine, an initiative integrated throughout MedStar Health, is one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country. Over the past 30 years, MedStar Sports Medicine has grown to include more than 36 physicians, 23 certified athletic trainers and a network of therapists, nutritionists, and support staff at MedStar’s ten hospitals and diversified services. Focused on patient care, education, research and team relationships, this network of medical professionals is dedicated to enhancing the health and performance of all active people. More than 40 sports organizations, including the Baltimore Ravens, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Baltimore Blast, Chesapeake Charge, Charm City Men’s Soccer and US Lacrosse, have chosen MedStar Sports Medicine as their official medical team. 

About Super Doctors

Super Doctors is a listing of outstanding physicians from more than 40 medical specialties who have attained a high degree of peer recognition or professional achievement. Super Doctors is published as a special supplement in leading newspapers and city and regional magazines. Learn more at superdoctors.com

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