Richard Y. Hinton, MD, MPH, PT, is the medical director of MedStar Sports Medicine, director of the MedStar Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, and an attending orthopaedic surgeon at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Hinton's practice is concentrated on knee and shoulder conditions and involves athletes at the recreational, scholastic, collegiate, and professional levels of play. Dr. Hinton specializes in ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction and revision surgery, patellofemoral instability, shoulder instability and rotator cuff injuries. He has a special interest in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, including ACL injuries and osteochondritis dissecans.
Having trained at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia, Dr. Hinton began his sports medicine career as a physical therapist and certified athletic trainer. He then received his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and residency training in orthopaedic surgery at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He completed fellowship training in both pediatric orthopaedic surgery and adult sports medicine at these same institutions. He then received his Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, with a concentration in epidemiology and injury prevention.
Dr. Hinton has served as a team physician for the Baltimore Ravens, Towson University, Loyola University, Morgan State University, the U.S. National Lacrosse Teams, and a number of scholastic and youth organizations. He is an executive board member of US Lacrosse's Sports Science Committee and co-director of the nation's leading lacrosse-specific sports medicine program at MedStar Health. He has served as president of the Maryland Orthopaedic Association and held membership on various AOSSM committees, as well as the Maryland Board of Physicians Athletic Trainers Oversight Committee. He is the Co Chair of the NFL's Research and Innovations Committee and member of the NFL's Health and Safety Oversight Committee.
Dr. Hinton has authored numerous articles in the areas of injury epidemiology, lacrosse sports medicine, ACL injury and reconstruction, and knee conditions in the skeletally immature. He is frequently invited to speak at regional and national medical meetings, as well as public conferences focused on youth sports medicine.
Dr. Hinton was named a “Top Doc” by Baltimore Magazine for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in 2017 and 2019.