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

4.7 out of 5 (751 reviews)

Specialities: 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, 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.


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

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
  • Arthritis Of Knee
  • Bucket Handle Meniscus Tear
  • Bursitis
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Dislocated Patella
  • Joint Dislocation
  • Jumpers Knee
  • Knee Clunk Syndrome
  • Knee Fracture
  • 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
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Osteochondral Defect
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans Ocd
  • 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
  • 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
  • Arthroscopy Of Knee
  • Arthroscopy Of Shoulder
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Damaged Knee Cartilage Removal
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee Microfracture Surgery
  • Knee Stabilization
  • Knee Surgery
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Meniscal Surgery
  • 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 Labral Tear Repair
  • Shoulder Stabilization
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Knee Replacement Age Less Than 50
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Practice locations

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2 Loveton Circle
Sparks, MD, 21152

410-472-2672

Fax 410-472-2673

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12 Medstar Boulevard
Bel Air, MD, 21015

410-877-8088

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2118 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD, 21093

410-554-2161

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

410-554-2155

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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 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 gave easy to understand instructions

    4.7
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.6
  • Provider showed respect

    4.7
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.6
  • Aug 2, 2021

    Nurse practitioner's (first visit) proposed treatment solved my problem.. She was right on. Dr. HInton (second visit) confirmed all was doing well.

  • Jul 30, 2021

    My PA came into the examination room and admitted she hadn't read the paperwork and didn't know the correct knee to examine. Incompetent!!!

  • Jul 20, 2021

    Did not get her name!