Michael A. Jacobs, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (810 reviews)

Specialities: Hip And Knee Orthopedic Surgery

Languages: English

(443) 444-4725

About me

★★★★★ 4.8 stars on Healthgrades

“Dr. Jacobs is truly an outstanding surgeon! I had my left total hip replacement done in 2017, very successful…and then my right total hip replacement this past Jan. 8, 2019. And now I am walking with no more pain and no restrictions whatsoever. … It is so exciting to walk freely again…no more walker, no more cane, no more pain!!! He tells you everything honestly immediately, shows you the x-rays, explains the process. I was especially nervous on my first hip surgery…Dr. Jacobs took special care with me because of this. …I cannot recommend him any more highly. Don’t hesitate to select him.” – verified patient

Michael A. Jacobs, MD, is a top-ranked, nationally recognized leader in hip and knee replacement surgery, with more than 35 years’ experience in orthopedic surgery, teaching and prosthetic development.

For more than 25 years, Dr. Jacobs has been Head Orthopedic Surgeon for the Baltimore Orioles baseball team. He is a member of several prestigious professional societies including the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and American Orthopedic Association. Dr. Jacobs is a board-certified surgeon who graduated from the Harvard orthopedic program and has been part of the orthopedic staff at Johns Hopkins since 1985. 

His areas of specialty are robotic total and partial knee replacement surgery, traditional partial and total knee replacement surgery, arthroscopic knee surgery, hip replacement surgery, minimally invasive hip replacement surgery from the anterior approach, hip resurfacing, and revision knee and hip surgery. He has performed over 7,000 joint replacement procedures. As a leader in his field, Dr. Jacobs was among the first in Maryland to perform robotic total knee replacement surgery with the Mako robot. He operates at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

It is essential that patients with hip or knee pain partner with a physician with expert knowledge of the most advanced techniques, so they can advise the patient on the proper path.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Arthritis Of Knee
  • Computer Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Hip Surgery
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Revision
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acetabular Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Arthritis Of Knee
  • Arthrofibrosis Of The Knee
  • Avascular Necrosis Of Hip
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Knee
  • Bucket Handle Meniscus Tear
  • Bursitis Of The Hip
  • Cartilage Damage Of Hip
  • Chondromalacia
  • Deconditioned Knee
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Hip
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Knee
  • Discoid Meniscus
  • Gluteal Injury
  • Gluteus Medius Tear
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Click
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pain Over Age 60
  • Hip Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Hip Sprain
  • Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
  • Instability After A Total Knee Replacement
  • Jumpers Knee
  • Knee Click
  • Knee Clunk Syndrome
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Growth Plate Fracture
  • Knee Growth Plate Injury
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Instability
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged 60 And Older
  • Knee Tendonitis
  • Knock Knee Deformity
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Tear
  • Lesions Of Popliteal Nerve
  • Lesions Of Posterior Tibial Nerve
  • Locking Knee
  • Loose Body In The Hip
  • Loose Body In The Knee
  • Loosening Of A Total Hip Replacement
  • Loosening Of A Total Knee Replacement
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Of The Knee
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Multiple Ligament Knee Injury
  • Osteochondral Lesions
  • Osteochondral Lesions Of The Lower Extremities
  • Osteochondritis Of The Knee
  • Osteolysis
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Knee
  • Pain After A Total Knee Replacement
  • Patella Dislocation
  • Patella Injury
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellar Tendon Rupture
  • Patellofemoral Arthritis
  • Patellofemoral Injury
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Periprosthetic Femur Fracture
  • Popliteal Cyst
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Pcl Tear
  • Posterolateral Corner Injury
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection Of The Hip
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection Of The Knee
  • Pseudarthrosis Of The Tibia
  • Pubic Symphysis Fracture
  • Pubic Symphysis Separation
  • Recurrent Dislocation Of A Total Hip Replacement
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Stiffness After A Total Knee Replacement
  • Tibial Spine Fracture
  • Tibial Tendonitis
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Procedures I perform

  • 2 Stage Revision Of Hip Replacement
  • 2 Stage Revision Of Knee Replacement
  • Acetabular Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair Revision
  • Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Arthrodesis Of The Knee
  • Arthroscopy Of Knee
  • Articular Cartilage Microfracture
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Computer Assisted Hip Surgery
  • Computer Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Damaged Knee Cartilage Removal
  • Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement
  • Distal Femoral Osteotomy
  • Femoral Osteotomy
  • Fibulectomy
  • High Tibial Osteotomy
  • Hip Joint Debridement
  • Hip Joint Injection
  • Hip Joint Preservation Surgery
  • Hip Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Hip Surgery
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injection
  • Joint Preservation Surgery
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Fusion
  • Knee Injection
  • Knee Joint Preservation
  • Knee Microfracture Surgery
  • Knee Realignment
  • Knee Stabilization
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Makoplasty
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction
  • Meniscal Surgery
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Tear Repair
  • Meniscus Transplant
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Multiple Ligament Reconstruction
  • Osteochondral Allograft
  • Osteochondral Autograft
  • Partial Hip Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patella Realignment
  • Patellofemoral Arthroplasty
  • Patient Specific Instrumentation
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Prp Injection Of The Hip
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Prp Injection Of The Knee
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Pcl Repair
  • Posterior Hip Replacement
  • Reconstruction Of Hip
  • Reconstructive Knee Surgery
  • Removal Of Hip Prosthesis
  • Removal Of Knee Prosthesis
  • Resurfacing Of Acetabulum
  • Resurfacing Of Hip
  • Retrograde Drilling Avascular Necrosis
  • Robotic Hip Surgery
  • Robotic Knee Surgery
  • Robotic Partial Knee Replacement
  • Surgery For Arthritis
  • Synovectomy Of Knee
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Hip Replacement Age Less Than 50
  • Total Hip Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Knee Replacement Age Less Than 50
  • Total Knee Revision
  • Viscosupplementation
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Practice locations

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

410-751-8800

Fax 410-751-9354

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412 Malcolm Drive
Westminster, MD, 21157

410-751-8800

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2118 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD, 21093

410-560-3480

Fax 410-560-3485

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5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Russell Morgan Bldg Ste 405
Baltimore, MD, 21239

443-444-4764

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12 Medstar Boulevard
Bel Air, MD, 21015

410-877-8088

Fax 410-877-8083

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Insurance

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
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • 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
    • CIGNA EPO
    • 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

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Education

Fellowship Program: MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital (1987)

Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1985)

Residency Program: Brigham and Women's Hospital (1985)

Fellowship Program: Brigham and Women's Hospital (1985)

Residency Program: Massachusetts General Hospital (1985)

Residency Program: Boston Childrens Hospital (1984)

Residency Program: Bryn Mawr Hospital (1981)

Internship Program: Medical College of Pennsylvania (1980)

Medical School: Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons (1979)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.7
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.7
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.6
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.6
  • Provider showed respect

    4.7
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.6
  • Aug 11, 2021

    Surgery is the key! Good outcome I'm happy to refer with enthusiasm

  • Aug 5, 2021

    Very professional.

  • Jul 22, 2021

    I have recommended Dr Jacobs to everyone I know. He is the best! Dr Jacobs is very personable and very professional.