Ryan A Hoffman, MD| Shoulder And Elbow Orthopedic Surgery | MedStar Health
Ryan A Hoffman

Ryan A Hoffman, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (54 reviews)

Specialties: Shoulder And Elbow Orthopedic Surgery

Languages: English

About me

Dr. Ryan A. Hoffman is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder & elbow reconstruction. He sees patients at our MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Federal Hill, and Frederick locations.

He grew up in the Philadelphia area, attending medical school at Drexel University. In medical school, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and earned numerous awards for scholastic and clinical achievement. Afterwards, Dr. Hoffman remained in Philadelphia to complete orthopedic residency training at Einstein Healthcare Network. There, he was elected Administrative Chief resident and was the winner of the 22nd annual John R. Gregg Memorial Resident Bowl awarded by the Philadelphia Orthopedic Society. He then travelled to Providence, Rhode Island to complete a shoulder & elbow honor fellowship at Brown University. In addition, Dr. Hoffman completed training at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in reconstructive shoulder and elbow surgery.

Experienced in the latest surgical techniques, Dr. Hoffman has advanced training in shoulder and elbow replacements, shoulder and elbow arthroscopy, cupper extremity fractures, rotator cuff repairs with and without biologic augmentation, tendon transfers for the shoulder, joint salvage, joint preservation, and sports injuries of the shoulder and elbow.

Dr. Hoffman is a former shoulder surgery patient himself. This experience led him to provide an individualized approach centered on his patients. He works with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan, taking their preferences and needs into account.

In addition to his day-to-day medical practice, Dr. Hoffman is an accomplished researcher with numerous published book chapters and peer reviewed manuscripts in shoulder and elbow surgery. He has had several presentations and lectures on regional, national, and international levels. Dr. Hoffman is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society, Arthroscopic Association of North America, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also an editor for several medical journals, including Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery and Journal of Orthopedic Surgery and Research.

Dr. Hoffman enjoys teaching and serves as an educator for the MedStar Union Memorial Orthopedic Surgery residency program and as the Associate Director of the MedStar Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship.

As an elite collegiate wrestler, Dr. Hoffman competed in multiple national tournaments and medaled in the Junior Olympic Games. As a result, Dr. Hoffman is uniquely situated to understand the needs of the competitive athlete and difficulties they can encounter. He is currently a team physician with USA Wrestling. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, snowboarding, working out, and spending time with family and friends.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Proximal Humerus Fractures
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Reversal Surgery
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acromioclavicular Fracture
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis Of The Shoulder
  • Annular Ligament Displacement
  • Arm Fracture
  • Avascular Necrosis Of Shoulder
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Arm
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Elbow
  • Axillary Neuropathy
  • Bankart Lesions
  • Bicep Tendon Tear
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Bursitis Of The Arm
  • Bursitis Of The Elbow
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Elbow
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Shoulder
  • Distal Clavicular Osteolysis
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Bone Spur
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Pain
  • Epicondylitis
  • Gout Of The Arm
  • Gout Of The Elbow
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Joint Dislocation
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Locking Elbow
  • Locking Shoulder
  • Long Thoracic Neuropathy
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Of The Elbow
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Musculocutaneous Neuropathy
  • Osteochondral Lesions Of The Upper Extremities
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Injury
  • Periprosthetic Humerus Fracture
  • Plexopathy
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection Of The Elbow
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection Of The Shoulder
  • Proximal Humerus Fractures
  • Radial Head Subluxation
  • Radial Nerve Neuropathy
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Scapula Fracture
  • Scapular Dyskinesis
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Slap Tear
  • Spinal Accessory Neuropathy
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy
  • Tendinitis Of The Elbow
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injury
  • Ulnar Pseudo Arthrosis Non Union
  • Upper Extremity Neuropathy
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Procedures I perform

  • Acromioclavicular Joint Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Decompression
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy Of Elbow
  • Arthroscopy Of Shoulder
  • Biceps Tendon Repair
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Surgery
  • Brachial Plexus Surgery
  • Closed Reduction And Manipulation
  • Decompression Median Nerve At Elbow
  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Joint Excision
  • Elbow Joint Replacement
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Fusion Arthrodesis
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement And Reconstructive Surgery
  • Joint Revision
  • Minimally Invasive Elbow Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery
  • Multiple Ligament Reconstruction
  • Non Surgical Fracture Care
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation Orif Clavicle
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation Orif Proximal Humerus
  • Orthopedic Stem Cell Regeneration
  • Osteoplasty
  • Patient Specific Instrumentation
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Tear Repair
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Of The Shoulder
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injection (PRP) Of The Elbow
  • Preoperative Digital Planning
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Scapula Fusion Surgery
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Joint Preservation Surgery
  • Shoulder Labral Tear Repair
  • Shoulder Prosthesis
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Stabilization
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Stem Cell Treatment For Joint Disease
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction
  • Surgery For Arthritis
  • Synovectomy Of Elbow
  • Synovectomy Of Shoulder
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Total Elbow Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Elbow Replacement, Age Less Than 50
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Reversal Surgery
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Revision Surgery
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Tricep Repair
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
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Practice locations

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1420 Key Highway
Floor 2
Baltimore, MD, 21230

410-554-2865

Fax 410-554-6423

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Fax 410-554-6423

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

410-554-6645

Fax 410-554-2084

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163 Thomas Johnson Drive
Suite E
Frederick, MD, 21702

410-751-8800

Fax 410-751-9354

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5009 Honeygo Center Drive
Suite 210
Perry Hall, MD, 21128

443-725-2110

Fax 443-725-2115

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9101 Franklin Square Drive
Suite 200
Baltimore, MD, 21237

443-777-6788

Fax 443-777-6787

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Fax 443-777-6787

Insurance

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

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Education

Fellowship: Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School (2023)

Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center GME (2022)

Medical School: Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health (2017)

Ratings and reviews

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

    4.7
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.7
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.7
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.7
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.6
  • Apr 25, 2024

    Very good

  • Apr 9, 2024

    The doctor was extremely caring and compassionate. He listened to me carefully and explained about my treatment very well.

  • Mar 25, 2024

    Excellent