Richard Y. Hinton, MD| Preventive Medicine, Public Health | MedStar Health

Richard Y. Hinton, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (876 reviews)

Specialities: Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Shoulder Orthopedic Surgery, Knee Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Languages: English

410-554-2084

About me

Richard Y. Hinton, MD, MPH, PT, is the Medical Director of MedStar Sports Medicine, Division Director for Sports Medicine MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, and past Director of the MedStar Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.

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 Co Chair of the NFL's Research and Innovations Committee, one of 14 members of the NFL's Health and Safety Oversight Committee, and is an executive  member of US Lacrosse's Sports Science Committee. He is the Director of the nation's leading lacrosse-specific sports medicine program located at USA Lacrosse and MedStar Health. He has served as president of the Maryland Orthopaedic Association, held membership on various AOSSM committees, and served on the Maryland Board of Physicians Athletic Trainers 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.

Hinton directs the lecture series / podcast: Sports Agora: Where Sport, Health, and Culture Meet. Hinton also directs a nonprofit musical group, the Common Man Project that speaks to purposeful, engaged living in our American culture.


Awards
Dr. Hinton was named a “Top Doc” by Baltimore Magazine for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in 2017, 2019, and 2020.

Pioneer Award Maryland Athletic Trainers Association

AOSSM NCAA Research Award

Alpha Omega Alpha Johns Hopkins Medical Society

Eddie Wojecki Award National Athletic Trainer's Association

Margert Moore Scholar UNC School of Physical Therapy

Clinical areas of focus

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Apophysitis
  • Arthritis Of Knee
  • Bucket Handle Meniscus Tear
  • Bursitis
  • Bursitis Of The Shoulder
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Dislocated Patella
  • Distal Clavicular Osteolysis
  • Growth Plate Injury
  • Joint Dislocation
  • Jumper's Knee
  • Juvenile Osteochondrosis
  • Knee Clunk Syndrome
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Growth Plate Fracture
  • Knee Growth Plate Injury
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Instability
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged Younger Than 60
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Tear
  • Ligament Injury
  • Ligament Tear
  • Locking Knee
  • Loose Body In The Knee
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Of The Knee
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Multiple Ligament Knee Injury
  • Muscle Injury
  • Muscle Strain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteochondral Defect
  • Osteochondral Lesions
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Overuse Injury
  • Patella Dislocation
  • Patella Injury
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellar Tendon Rupture
  • Patellofemoral Injury
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Pectoral Muscle Injury
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Injury
  • Persistent Pain After Orthopedic Surgery
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Posterolateral Corner Injury
  • Quadricep Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Running Injury
  • Scapular Dyskinesis
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Synovial Chondromatosis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Throwing Injury
  • Tibial Spine Fracture
  • Tricep Injury
  • Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
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Procedures I perform

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
  • Anti Inflammatory Medications
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy Of Knee
  • Arthroscopy Of Shoulder
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Surgery
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Closed Reduction And Manipulation
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Damaged Knee Cartilage Removal
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injection
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement And Reconstructive Surgery
  • Knee Microfracture Surgery
  • Knee Stabilization
  • Knee Surgery
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Meniscal Surgery
  • Meniscectomy
  • Multiple Ligament Reconstruction
  • Osteochondral Allograft
  • Osteochondral Autograft
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Tear Repair
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Of The Knee
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Labral Tear Repair
  • Shoulder Stabilization
  • Surgery For Arthritis
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Less Than 50
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2 Loveton Circle
Sparks, MD, 21152

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12 Medstar Boulevard
Suite 300
Bel Air, MD, 21015

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

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2118 Greenspring Drive
Suite 210
Timonium, MD, 21093

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

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (1998)

Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1997)

Residency Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (1996)

Internship Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (1991)

Medical School: John Hopkins Univ School of Med (1990)

Awards

  • Baltimore Magazine Top Doc: 2017, 2019, and 2020

Hospital affiliations

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.7
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.7
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.6
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.6
  • Oct 10, 2022

    Good.

  • Jul 11, 2022

    If I have any problems I will be back.

  • Jun 20, 2022

    I've already recommended Dr. Hinton to several people.