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 (170 reviews)

Specialties: 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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4200 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Suite 4
Washington, DC, 20016


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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 202-444-7856

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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
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO"
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)"
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)"
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)"
    • 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)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • 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
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • 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 Worker's Compensation Network
    • 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



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

  • Feb 21, 2023

    Can't be better

  • Jan 25, 2023

    Excellent experience with Dr. Murray

  • Jan 19, 2023

    Dr Murray was skilled and competent. He was empathetic and respectful of frustrations of my sad injured soccer player