Mark W Richardson, MD| Orthopedic Surgery | MedStar Health

Mark W Richardson, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (201 reviews)

Specialities: Orthopedic Surgery

Languages: English


About me

Mark Richardson, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic trauma surgeon. He sees patients in Baltimore at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. Richardson is also a retired United States Air Force Colonel. He is a decorated veteran, who was deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007 and 2005, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Shining Hope (Kosovo).
Dr. Richardson is the Chairman for the Center for Orthopaedic Trauma Advancement (COTA), part of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. In this role, which he has held since 2009, he and COTA advance the field by funding trauma fellowships. Dr. Richardson is also a Scientific Reviewer for the Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program, and has been the principal investigator for numerous research studies. He is an author and international lecturer.
Dr. Richardson has been an instructor in war surgery, and is currently an instructor for advanced trauma life support and fracture surgery.
Since 1996, Dr. Richardson has held progressively responsible senior administrative roles in addition to his clinical practice. Most recently, he was the vice president of the orthopedic service line for WellSpan Health in York, Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the American Association of Physician Leadership and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, among others.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Hip
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Knee
  • Knee Fracture
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Sports Related Injury
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Tendon Tear
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Arthritis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Comminuted Fracture
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Compound Fracture
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Hip
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Knee Fracture
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Lower Extremity
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Non Displaced Fracture
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Tibia Fracture
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Practice locations

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3333 North Calvert Street
Johnston Professional Bldg Ste 400
Baltimore, MD, 21218


Fax 410-554-2084

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus


Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship Program: Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center Charlotte (1995)

Residency Program: Geisinger Medical Center (1994)

Internship Program: Malcolm Grow U.S. Air Force Medical Center (1989)

Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (1988)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

  • Provider listened carefully

  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

  • Provider knew medical history

  • Provider showed respect

  • Provider spent enough time with patient

  • Mar 8, 2022

    Dr. Richardson was very compassionate and ensure I was extremely confident in my care.

  • Dec 14, 2021

    Dr. Richardson's explanations were very clear, the options provided helped me to work through a plan of treatment and exercise.

  • Sep 30, 2021

    Dr. Richardson has the best bedside manner of any surgeon I've ever seen.