Wiemi Abell Douoguih, MD| Orthopedic Sports Medicine | MedStar Health

Wiemi Abell Douoguih, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.6 out of 5 (470 reviews)

Specialities: Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Languages: French, English


About me

Dr. Douoguih is an orthopaedic surgeon and a member of the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute. He serves as Regional Medical Director of MedStar Sports Medicine and Director of Sports Medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Georgetown University. 

He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA and the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Dr. Douoguih is an alumnus of the Union Memorial Residency Program.

Dr. Douoguih serves as Regional Medical Director of MedStar Sports Medicine. He also serves as the Senior Orthopaedic Consultant for the Washington Wizards (NBA) Washington Mystics (WNBA) and as Medical Director for the Washington Capitals (NHL). He is a consultant for the Baltimore Ravens (NFL) and NFL Players Association.  He served as  Medical Director and Head Team Physician for the Washington Nationals (MLB) for seven years, up through 2015. Dr. Douoguih has also served as  assistant team physician for the Washington Redskins, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Angels, and Anaheim Mighty Ducks, as well as for the teams of Loyola Marymount University. He has successfully operated on numerous professional and elite athletes in a wide range of sports. 

Dr. Douoguih is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and holds a subspecialty certification in sports medicine. He specializes in arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder, elbow and knee. An award winning researcher who has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals, he has lectured internationally on various sports medicine topics. Dr. Douoguih was an All-American and Hall of Fame lacrosse player at Washington and Lee University.  He also won a national judo championship in 2001.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Ankle Pain
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendon Tear
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendonosis
  • Acromioclavicular Fracture
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis Of The Shoulder
  • Ankle Dislocation
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Impingement
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Ankle Tendon Tear
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Anterior Tibialis Tendon Tear
  • Arm Fracture
  • Arm Injury
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of Knee
  • Athletic Pubalgia
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Arm
  • Bicep Injury
  • Bicep Pain
  • Bicep Tear
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Bucket Handle Meniscus Tear
  • Bursitis
  • Bursitis Of The Elbow
  • Bursitis, Subcutaneous Tendo Achilles
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Calf Muscle Injury
  • Calf Pain
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • Chronic Muscle Injury
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Comminuted Fracture
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Compound Fracture
  • Dislocated Patella
  • Distal Radial Fracture
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Bone Spur
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Tendonitis
  • Epicondylitis
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibula Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Tendon Tear
  • Forearm Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastrocnemius Injury
  • Gluteal Injury
  • Gluteus Medius Tear
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Hip Abductor Tear
  • Hip Click
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pain Over Age 60
  • Hip Pain Under Age 60
  • Hip Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome
  • Joint Dislocation
  • Jumper's Knee
  • Knee Clunk Syndrome
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Instability
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged Younger Than 60
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Tear
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Leg Fracture
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament Injury
  • Ligament Tear
  • Locking Knee
  • Loose Body In The Knee
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Of The Knee
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Multiple Ligament Knee Injury
  • Non Displaced Fracture
  • Non-Displaced Fracture Of Radius
  • Non-Displaced Fracture Of Ulna
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Overuse Injury
  • Overuse Injury Of The Ankle
  • Paratenonitis
  • Patella Dislocation
  • Patella Injury
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellar Tendon Rupture
  • Patellofemoral Injury
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Pectoral Muscle Injury
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Injury
  • Peroneal Tendon Tear
  • Peroneal Tendonitis
  • Persistent Pain After Orthopedic Surgery
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Tear
  • Posterolateral Corner Injury
  • Proximal Humerus Fractures
  • Proximal Ulnar Fracture
  • Quadrangular Space Syndrome
  • Quadricep Injury
  • Radial Fracture
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Running Injury
  • Scapular Dyskinesis
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Sports Related Ankle Injury
  • Sports Related Foot Injury
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Stress Fracture Of The Radius
  • Stress Fractures
  • Synovial Chondromatosis
  • Tarsal Coalition
  • Tendinitis Of The Hand
  • Tendinitis Of The Wrist
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Throwing Injury
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibial Spine Fracture
  • Tibial Tendonitis
  • Toe Fracture
  • Tricep Injury
  • Twisted Ankle
  • Ulnar Fracture
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression
  • Ulnar Nerve Injury
  • Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Wrist Dislocation
  • Wrist Pain
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Procedures I perform

  • Arthroscopy Of Elbow
  • Arthroscopy Of Hip
  • Damaged Knee Cartilage Removal
  • Knee Surgery
  • Meniscus Transplant
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Labral Tear Repair
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Less Than 50
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
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Washington, DC, 20036


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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



Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship Program: Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic (2003)

Residency Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (2002)

Internship Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (1998)

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University (1997)


  • Washingtonian Top Doctor Award:2010, 2012, 2014-2020 Winner of MHRI Research Symposium First Place Award. Posterior cruciate
  • ligament reconstruction: a comparison of tibial inlay suture and bone block fixation. 3rd
  • Annual MedStar Health Research Symposium 2014. AOSSM 2013 Aircast Award: Best Basic Science Paper Presented by a Fellow
  • Conjoined Tendon Transfer vs. Modified Bristow in a Glenoid Bone Loss Model: a
  • Biomechanical Study. 2012 Washington and Lee Athletic Hall of Fame: Inducted 2017 for Varsity Lacrosse Montclair Kimberly Academy Athletic Hall of Fame: Inducted 2013, Varsity Lacrosse  

News and publications

Postoperative Rehabilitation of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review Wiemi A. Douoguih, MD, Jonathan Day, MS, Ehab A. Bahrun, BS, Blake M. Bodendorfer, MD, Christopher Brandt, PTA, ATC, and Austin Looney, MD.  Sports Med Arthrosc Rev 2021 In Press

Douoguih WA. Zade R, Bodendorfer B, Siddiqi Y. Outcomes of Selective ACL Repair of the

Anterior Cruciate Ligament with Suture Augmentation. Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine and

Rehabilitation Aug 2020.

Bachmaier S, DiFelice, GS, Sonnery-Cottet B, Douoguih WA, Smith PA, Pace LJ, Ritter D,

Wijdicks CA. Treatment of Acute Proximal Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears- Part 1: Gap

Formation and Stabilization Potential of Repair Techniques. Orthopedic Journal of Sports Med.

January 2020; 8 (1).

Bachmaier S, DiFelice, GS, Sonnery-Cottet B, Douoguih WA, Smith PA, Pace LJ, Ritter D,

Wijdicks CA. Treatment of Acute Proximal Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears- Part 2: The Role

of Internal Bracing on Gap Formation and Stabilization of Repair Techniques Orthopedic

Journal of Sports Med January 2020; 8 (1).

DiFelice G, Sonnery Cottet B, Smith P, Douoguih, WA, Van der list JP Should we rethink

success after ACL surgery? Letter to the editor. Am J Sports Med 2019 47 (10)

Douoguih WA, Goodwin D, Churchill R, Paulus M, Maxwell A. Conjoined Tendon transfer for

Traumatic Anterior Glenohumeral Instability in Patients with Large Bony Defects and Anterior

Capsulolabral Deficiency. Arthroscopy 2018; 34: 12-20

Hassan SE, Parks BG, Douoguih WA, Osbahr DC. Effect of distal ulnar collateral ligament tear

pattern on contact forces and valgus stability in the posteromedial compartment of the elbow.

Am J Sports Med 2015;43:447-52.

Douoguih WA, Dolce DL, Lincoln A. Early Cocking Phase Mechanics and Upper Extremity

Surgery Risk in Starting Professional Baseball Pitchers. Ortho J Sports Med 2015 3(4): 1-5

Panchal A, Osbahr DC, Parks BG, Douoguih WA. Conjoined tendon transfer

vs modified Bristow in a glenoid bone loss model: a biomechanical study [abstr]. Ortho J Sports

Med 1[4S], http://ojs.sagepub.com/content/1-4_suppl/2325967113S00012.abstract. Accessed

April 9, 2014.

Thomas P, Parks B, Douoguih, WA: Anterior Shoulder Instability with Bristow Procedure

Versus Conjoined Tendon Transfer Alone in a Simple Soft-Tissue Model. The Journal of

Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 26(9): 1189-1194 September 2010

Douoguih WA: Treatment of Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Instability in the Contact and

Collision Athlete. Current Opinion in Orthopaedic Surgery, 16:82-88, 2005

Hinton RY, Lincoln A, Douoguih WA, Sharma K: Injury Epidemiology of Scholastic-Aged

Girls’ and Boys’ Lacrosse: A Three-year Prospective Study. Am J Sports Med, 33:1305-1314,

September 2005

Douoguih WA., Shaffer BS: Avoiding Complications in Arthroscopic Subacromial Space and

Instability Surgery. In Ryu RKN ed: Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine 12(2): 91-98,


Lumsden DB; Anderson C; Easley MA, Douoguih WA; Miller SD; Schon LC: Topography of

the Distal Tibial Nerve. Foot and Ankle International 24 (9); Sept 2003.

Tuten, HR; Young CD; Douoguih WA; Lenhardt K; Wilkerson JW; Adelaar RS: Adhesive

Capsulitis of the Shoulder in Male Cardiac Surgery Patients. Orthopaedics 23 (7); July 2000.

Douoguih WA; Sponseller PD. Editors, Frassica FJ; D’Ambrosia RD: Atlanto-Axial Rotatory

Displacement. Orthopaedics Hyperguide Fall 2000.

Tarkington MA, Douoguih WA; Yeomans TD; Magnant CM, Tehan TJ: Evaluating and

Managing Post-operative Delirium. Contemporary Urology, November 1993; 5(11): 36-47.

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

  • Provider listened carefully

  • Provider knew medical history

  • Provider showed respect

  • Provider spent enough time with patient

  • Jun 22, 2022

    Visit seemed a bit rushed which kind of made me feel he didn't think my issue is serious. That could be a good thing, but at my age, I don't want to start any deterioration that leads to immobility down the road. Now is the time to be proactive.

  • Jun 1, 2022

    I have referenced Dr. Douoguih to my sister and now she is a patient.

  • May 9, 2022

    Every person is not the same. Ppl heal differently with age also being a factor! Please listen more to the patient as they tell you what's going on in their body.