Ryan M Jander, MD| Hand Surgery | MedStar Health

Ryan M Jander, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (1227 reviews)

Specialties: Hand Surgery

Languages: English

301-782-2222

About me

Dr. Jander believes in a team approach to patient care. This team includes the physician, his staff, and, most importantly, the patient. This collaborative team approach, Dr. Jander feels, is the best way to achieve the patient's goals. Factors to consider include restoring function, pain relief, improving quality of life, and returning to sports activities. Most orthopaedic injuries when correctly diagnosed can be treated without surgical intervention. When certain conditions necessitate surgery, Dr. Jander has both the experience and specialty training that translate into excellent patient outcomes. Realizing that surgery can be a worrisome experience, Dr. Jander takes the time to answer all of his patients' questions. Thoroughly explaining the process, the expectations, and the time for recovery is the best way, Dr. Jander believes, to make his patients feel comfortable.

With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Jander is double board certified by both the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. A graduate of Washington and Lee University, he attended New Jersey Medical School where he earned his M.D. in 2000. He completed his general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. After residency, Dr. Jander continued his training in hand and upper extremity surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He moved to the Washington D.C. area after training where he has been practicing ever since.

In addition to his clinical practice as a part of the Medstar Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Jander participates in education and community outreach initiatives. He teaches Georgetown University orthopaedic residents and leads community talks about topics ranging from shoulder pain to sports injuries of the hand; Dr. Jander feels this is an important duty as a specialist physician. He has multiple publications in the peer reviewed literature including a book chapter on arthroscopic ganglion excision as well as a review on post-surgical rehabilitation of biceps and triceps injuries.

Dr. Jander is a sports enthusiast who has played on teams his entire life; he understands the importance of an active lifestyle. He played football throughout high school and all four years at the collegiate level. He played rugby in medical school where he served as the team captain. Dr. Jander feels particularly empathetic with his patients as he has sustained many of the injuries that he treats today. He understands the importance of getting back to life.

Dr. Jander's specialties include:


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Clinical areas of focus

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Flexor Tendon Repair
  • Hand Arthritis
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Of The Hand
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hand
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Tendinitis Of The Hand
  • Wrist Fracture
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Animal Bite Of The Hand
  • Avascular Necrosis Of Scaphoid
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Fingers
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Hand
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Lunate
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Wrist
  • Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Boutonniere Deformity
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Bursitis Of The Elbow
  • Bursitis Of The Hand
  • Bursitis Of The Wrist
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
  • Carpometacarpal Boss
  • Cat Bite Of Hand
  • Claw Hand
  • Colles Fracture
  • Congenital Hand Deformities
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain Tendinitis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Hand
  • Developmental And Congenital Hand Deformities
  • Developmental Hand Deformities
  • Digital Mucous Cysts
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Problem
  • Dog Bite Of Hand
  • Dupuytren Contracture
  • Ectrodactyly
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Bone Spur
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Tendonitis
  • Epicondylitis
  • Extensor Tendon Laceration
  • Felon Infection
  • Finger Abscess
  • Finger Arthritis
  • Finger Deformity
  • Finger Fracture
  • Finger Osteoarthritis
  • Finger Pain
  • Finger Sprain
  • Frostbite Of Finger
  • Gamekeeper's Thumb
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Giant Cell Tumor Of Tendon Sheath Of Hand
  • Glomangioma
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Gout Of The Hand
  • Gout Of The Wrist
  • Gymnast Wrist
  • Hand Arthritis
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Infection
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Mass
  • Hand Osteoarthritis
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Tendon Injury
  • Hand Tendonitis
  • Hand Wound
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Human Bite Of The Hand
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Lesion Of Ulnar Nerve
  • Lunate Fracture
  • Madelung Deformity
  • Mallet Finger
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Hand
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Median Neuropathy
  • Melanoma On Finger
  • Melanoma On Hand
  • Monteggia Fracture
  • Mp Joint Arthritis
  • Nail Injury
  • Nonunion Fracture Of The Wrist
  • Oligodactyly Hand
  • Osteochondral Lesions Of The Hand And Wrist
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Hand
  • Palmar Fasciitis
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Polydactyly Foot
  • Polydactyly Hand
  • Postraumatic Radioulnar Synostosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radial Club Hand
  • Radial Head Subluxation
  • Radial Nerve Neuropathy
  • Radial Pseudoarthrosis Nonunion
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Swan Neck Deformity
  • Symbrachydactyly
  • Syndactyly
  • Tendinitis Of The Hand
  • Tendinitis Of The Wrist
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tenosynovitis Of Hand
  • Thumb Dislocation
  • Thumb Fracture
  • Thumb Hypoplasia
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Thumb
  • Ulnar Claw
  • Ulnar Club Hand
  • Ulnar Fracture
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression
  • Ulnar Nerve Injury
  • Ulnar Nerve Subluxation
  • Ulnar Pseudo Arthrosis Non Union
  • Ulnar Variance
  • Ulnocarpal Abutment Syndrome
  • Upper Extremity Neuropathy
  • Wrist Arthritis
  • Wrist Dislocation
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Instability
  • Wrist Pain
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Procedures I perform

  • Amputation Of The Finger Surgery
  • Amputation Of The Thumb Surgery
  • Arthroplasty Wrist
  • Arthroscopy Of Elbow
  • Arthroscopy Of Wrist
  • Basal Joint Arthritis Surgery
  • Benign Tumor Removal Of The Hand
  • Bursectomy Of Hand
  • Cancerous Tumor Removal Of The Hand
  • Carpal Sequestrectomy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery
  • Cmc Thumb Arthroplasty
  • Correction Of Syndactyly
  • Cyst Removal
  • Digital Nerve Repair
  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Joint Replacement
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Extensor Tendon Repair
  • Fasciotomy Of Hand
  • Finger Injection
  • Finger Reattachment
  • Flexor Tendon Repair
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Hand Steroid Injection
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Surgery Of Hand
  • Joint Surgery Of The Wrist
  • Metacarpal Sequestrectomy
  • Metacarpophalangeal Fusion
  • Microsurgery Of The Hand
  • Microsurgical Replantation Of The Hand
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Of The Hand
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Of The Wrist
  • Nail Bed Surgery
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Pollicization
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hand
  • Repair Mallet Finger
  • Replantation Of Extremities
  • Surgery For De Quervain Tenosynovitis
  • Synovectomy Of Wrist
  • Tendon Pulley Reconstruction
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Thumb Reattachment
  • Thumb Surgery
  • Total Elbow Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Elbow Replacement, Age Less Than 50
  • Trigger Finger Surgery
  • Trigger Thumb Surgery
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression
  • Ulnar Nerve Surgery
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Surgery
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Practice locations

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13950 Brandywine Road
Suite 225
Brandywine, MD, 20613

301-856-1682

Fax 301-856-0964

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6355 Walker Lane
Suite 501
Alexandria, VA, 22310

703-971-3701

Fax 703-971-0958

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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
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna HMO
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Open HMO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • Network OA
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • 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 Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • 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 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 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, Surgery of the Hand

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship Program: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2006)

Internship Program: St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center (2001)

Medical School: Rutgers University (2000)

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

    4.7
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.7
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.7
  • Dec 28, 2023

    Dr. Jander was excellent!

  • Dec 4, 2023

    Glad I received a 2nd opinion and factual with great concern.

  • Nov 20, 2023

    Excellent care given