Leigh Ann Curl, MD| Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Sports Medicine | MedStar Health

Leigh Ann Curl, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (1082 reviews)

Specialties: Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Languages: English

(410) 350-7178

About me

Dr. Leigh Ann Curl is the Chief of Orthopaedics at MedStar Harbor Hospital. As part of the MedStar Sports Medicine team, Dr. Curl is the head orthopaedic surgeon for the Baltimore Ravens. She has been with the Ravens since 1998.

In March 2018, she was elected President of the NFL Physicians Society. As president, Dr. Curl will help provide direction and support for the physicians and athletic trainers to ensure athletes receive the highest standard of medical and surgical care. In 2019, she was inducted into Robert “Tick” Cloherty - Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

In addition, she is currently assistant team physician for the Baltimore Orioles, and has also served as team physician for the University of Maryland Terrapins, the New York Mets, USA Women's Basketball, USA Women's Rugby, Johns Hopkins University and St. John's University in New York.

Dr. Curl is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and a member of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine. She is board certified and has trained at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Hospital for Special Surgery. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut where she played collegiate basketball. Her expertise is sports-related injuries and complex conditions of the shoulder and knee.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Ankle Pain
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendon Tear
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendonosis
  • Acromioclavicular Fracture
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Pain
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Arm Injury
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of Knee
  • Bicep Injury
  • Bicep Pain
  • Bicep Tear
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Bucket Handle Meniscus Tear
  • Bursitis
  • Bursitis Of The Elbow
  • Bursitis Of The Shoulder
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Comminuted Fracture
  • Dislocated Patella
  • Distal Clavicular Osteolysis
  • Elbow Bone Spur
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Fracture
  • Gonarthrosis
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Dislocation
  • Jumper's Knee
  • Juvenile Osteochondrosis
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Instability
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged Younger Than 60
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Tear
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament Injury
  • Ligament Tear
  • Locking Knee
  • Loose Body In The Knee
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Of The Elbow
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Of The Knee
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Multiple Ligament Knee Injury
  • Muscle Tears
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Osteochondral Defect
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Overuse Injury
  • Patella Dislocation
  • Patella Injury
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellar Tendon Rupture
  • Patellofemoral Injury
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Pectoral Muscle Injury
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Injury
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Posterolateral Corner Injury
  • Proximal Humerus Fractures
  • Quadriceps Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Scapular Dyskinesis
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Sports Related Foot Injury
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Stress Fractures
  • Synovial Chondromatosis
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injury
  • Throwing Injury
  • Tibial Spine Fracture
  • Tricep Injury
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Procedures I perform

  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
  • Arthroscopy Of Knee
  • Arthroscopy Of Shoulder
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Damaged Knee Cartilage Removal
  • Exertional Compartment Release
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injection
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Microfracture Surgery
  • Knee Stabilization
  • Latarjet
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Meniscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Multiple Ligament Reconstruction
  • Orthopedic Stem Cell Injection
  • Osteochondral Allograft
  • Osteochondral Autograft
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Tear Repair
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Of The Knee
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Of The Shoulder
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injection (PRP) Of The Elbow
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Labral Tear Repair
  • Shoulder Stabilization
  • Stem Cell Injection
  • Stem Cell Treatment For Joint Disease
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Less Than 50
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Revision Surgery
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
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Practice locations

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2900 South Hanover Street
Baltimore, MD, 21225


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2118 Greenspring Drive
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Timonium, MD, 21093


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MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Cigna EPO
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • United Choice Plus
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United Choice
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Tricare East Select
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Virginia Premier
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • United Optimum Choice
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna HMO
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Carefirst EPO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • D-SNP)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Tricare East Prime
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • I-SNP
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • United Golden Rule
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • United Navigate
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Kaiser Select
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA



Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Fellowship Program: Hospital for Special Surgery (1995)

Residency Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1994)

Internship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1990)

Medical School: John Hopkins Univ School of Med (1989)


  • Baltimore Magazine Top Doc, 2017, 2019, & 2020

Team Affiliations

  • Head orthopedic surgeon with the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Assistant team physician with the Baltimore Orioles.

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

  • Care provider’s discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

  • Care provider’s efforts to include you in decisions about your care

  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

  • Mar 25, 2024

    All aspects were wonderful

  • Feb 22, 2024

    Dr Curl is the best

  • Feb 22, 2024

    I will recommend Dr. Curl to all my friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors with utmost confidence