Ryan S. Murray, MD| Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Sports Medicine | MedStar Health

Ryan S. Murray, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (124 reviews)

Specialities: Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Languages: English

About me

Dr. Murray is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine. His areas of special interest and expertise include:

  • Pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, including:
    • Ligamentous injuries of the knee (ACL, including physeal sparing techniques)
    • Patellar instability
    • Cartilage and meniscus pathology
    • Shoulder instability and dislocations
    • Sports-related injuries
  • General pediatric orthopaedics including hip dysplasia, limb deformity, and fractures

Dr. Murray is an active researcher and has written book chapters and been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Orthopaedics.

He focuses on shared decision making with patients and their families, working together to achieve each patient’s goals. He has a special interest in helping young athletes cope with injury and the psychological barriers to recovery. 

In addition to treating patients, Dr. Murray is also an assistant team physician for Georgetown University athletics.  

Outside of work, Dr. Murray enjoys spending time with his wife, who is a pediatrician, and their two daughters. He also enjoys playing golf, traveling, and sports.

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormalities Of The Arms
  • Abnormalities Of The Feet
  • Abnormalities Of The Hips
  • Abnormalities Of The Legs
  • Achilles Tendon Disorders
  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Aneurysmal Bone Cyst (HIP)
  • Aneurysmal Bone Cyst (KNEE)
  • Ankle Impingement
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Bicep Tear
  • Brachial Plexus And Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Buckle Fracture
  • Bursitis
  • Bursitis Of The Elbow
  • Bursitis Of The Knee
  • Bursitis Of The Shoulder
  • Bursitis Of The Wrist
  • Butterfly Vertebrae
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Charcot Shoulder
  • Chondroma
  • Chondromalacia
  • Chronic Muscle Injury
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Cleft Foot
  • Crush Injury
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Elbow
  • Discoid Meniscus
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva
  • Fibrous Cortical Defect
  • Finger Dislocation
  • Finger Fracture
  • Finger Injury
  • Finger Tendon Tear
  • Foot Arthritis
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Tendon Injury
  • Gastrocnemius Injury
  • Growth Plate Injury
  • Hemivertebrae
  • Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome
  • Joint Effusion
  • Joint Infection
  • Jumper's Knee
  • Lipoblastoma
  • Long Thoracic Neuropathy
  • Loose Body Elbow
  • Loose Body In The Knee
  • Lower Back Injury
  • Lumbar Spine Stress Fracture
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Hip
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Lower Extremity
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Pelvis
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Shoulder
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Spine
  • Malunion Of The Elbow
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
  • Median Nerve Entrapment At Elbow
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Nail Bed Injury
  • Os Odontoideum
  • Popliteal Cyst
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency
  • Quadriceps Femoris Muscle Tear
  • Radial Head Subluxation
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacral Fracture
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Snapping Scapula Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Disorder
  • Stress Fractures
  • Subcoracoid Impingement
  • Symbrachydactyly
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibial Tendonitis
  • Toe Deformity
  • Ulnar Fracture
  • Unicameral Bone Cyst
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Vertebral Shift
  • Wrist Injury
  • Wrist Sprain
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Procedures I perform

  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Arthroscopy Of Hip
  • Bristow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery
  • Colles Fracture Surgery
  • External Fixation
  • Finger Injection
  • Flat Foot Surgery
  • Foot Fracture Surgery
  • Fusion Arthrodesis
  • Hip Dysplasia Surgery
  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Surgery Of Hand
  • Joint Surgery Of The Wrist
  • Limb Salvage
  • Lower Extremity Cast
  • Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery
  • Nerve Surgery Of The Foot
  • Orthopedic Stem Cell Injection
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Ankle
  • Removal Of Knee Prosthesis
  • Resurfacing Of Knee
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Surgery For Arthritis
  • Synovectomy Of Wrist
  • Tennis Elbow Surgery
  • Tenodesis
  • Tenotomy
  • Toe Deformity Surgery
  • Viscsupplementation
  • Wrist Flexor Recession
  • Wrist Fracture Surgery
  • Wrist Surgery
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Practice locations

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6858 Old Dominion Drive
Suite 200
McLean, VA, 22101


Fax 202-444-7804

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington, DC, 20007


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4200 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Suite 4
Washington, DC, 20016


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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
    • 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
    • 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



Fellowship Program: Children's National Medical Center (2021)

Fellowship Program: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2020)

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2019)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (2014)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

  • Provider listened carefully

  • Provider knew medical history

  • Provider showed respect

  • Provider spent enough time with patient

  • Nov 10, 2022


  • Oct 17, 2022

    Dr Murray was exceptional

  • Oct 12, 2022

    Dr Murray had a great demeanor with my child and was very approachable