Richard Hinton, MD, MPH, MEd, PT, a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon, is Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and an Attending Physician at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD. His clinical practice research interests are concentrated on knee and shoulder conditions and his sports practice involves athletes at the recreational, scholastic, collegiate, and professional levels.

Having trained at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia, Dr. Hinton began his sports medicine career as a physical therapist and certified athletic trainer. He received a medical degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed fellowship training in Pediatric Orthopedics and Adult Sports Medicine. He completed a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Injury Epidemiology and Prevention from The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

With one of the most comprehensive Sports Medicine backgrounds in the country, Dr. Hinton has served as an executive board member of the U.S. Lacrosse Sports Safety and Science committee, Associate Team Physician for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL), and Head Team Physician for Morgan State University and Loyola College of Maryland. Dr. Hinton also is the head team physician for the U.S. Women's Lacrosse team.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Hinton is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and is actively involved in sports health and safety-related research. He has written a number of book chapters and published numerous articles on Sports Medicine and Orthopedics.

Dr. Hinton's current research interests include injury epidemiology in lacrosse and baseball, deep vein thrombosis following arthroscopic surgery, disability following ACL reconstruction, and knee ligamentous injuries in the skeletally immature. Dr. Hinton is a frequent invited speaker at regional and national medical meetings and lay conferences on sports health. He also serves as an executive board member and is a former president of the Maryland Orthopaedic Association.

Research Interests

Dr. Hinton's research interests include

Sports medicineInjury epidemiology and preventionSports safetyDeep vein thrombosis (DVT) following arthroscopic surgeryDisability following ACL reconstructionKnee ligamentous injuries in the skeletally immature

View Dr. Hinton's publications on PubMed

Research Areas

  • Orthopedics/Sports Health