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New Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Site to Open at MedStar Franklin Square

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Enhances Access to Specialized Care, Expertise and Rehab Therapy


Baltimore MD—(January 12, 2018 )— MedStar Orthopaedic Institute will open the Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center - a new site dedicated to bone, joint and soft tissue injuries, in 10,043 square feet of space, Jan. 23rd. The new site joins the expertise of seven orthopaedic and sports medicine experts, along with rehabilitation therapy, in one centralized location.

Located in the Medical Arts Building across from the main hospital on Franklin Square Drive, the new center will include 18 exam rooms, two imaging suites, and an expansive waiting room with an area for children to play. The location is convenient to communities of Harford County and Eastern Baltimore County, including Perry Hall, Nottingham, Dundalk, Middle River and Parkville.

“The new building will be a state of the art complex offering all of our specialties – sports medicine, joint replacement, shoulder and hand, as well as pediatrics – under one roof,” said Dr. David L. Gold, the chief of orthopaedics at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. “In addition we will have excellent physical therapy services courtesy of the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. We are very excited to offer all of this to our community, now in one location.” 

Clinicians at the location specialize in areas ranging from pediatric orthopedics to elite athletes. They are:

David Cohen, MDFellowship trained in sports medicine, Dr. Cohen is an orthopaedic surgeon who treats conditions including ACL injuries, Achilles tendonitis, overuse injuries and a variety of fractures, joint injuries and other sports-related injuries.

Frank Dawson, MDDr. Dawson is a fellowship-trained sports medicine physician, specializing in sports related injuries. Dr. Dawson is an associate team physician for the Baltimore Ravens, a team physician for Morgan State University, a sports medicine consultant for Baltimore City Public School System, and a member of Baltimore County Public School System's Head Injury Committee. His clinical expertise includes sports medicine, sports injuries, fracture care and concussion care.

Michael Dvorkin, MD – Dr. Dvorkin has special interest in total joint replacement and sports medicine. He performs total hip, knee, and shoulder replacements, as well as performs arthroscopic procedures, such as rotator cuff repairs and knee arthroscopies. He is a member of Foundation for Aid to the Philippines, Inc. (FAPI) and travels with the group to the Philippines once a year to provide orthopaedic services. Dr. Dvorkin is also co-director of Hands Across the Americas, a medical mission to Peru, where he provides surgical and orthopaedic services.

David Gold, MDHe is a fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and joint replacement, using both computer-assisted and traditional techniques. In addition to hip, knee, and shoulder replacements, Dr. Gold also performs fracture care and general orthopaedic surgery. Dr.  Gold was named a 2016 "Top Doc" by Baltimore Magazine for orthopaedic surgery: joint.

Ira Gubernick, MD - Dr. Gubernick is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. His clinical interests include shoulder replacement, total hip replacement, total knee replacement, and treatment of fractures. Dr. Gubernick was named a 2016 "Top Doc" by Baltimore Magazine for orthopaedics: general.

Christopher Looze, MDDr. Looze  is an orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in sports medicine. Prior to joining MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, he completed a fellowship at the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, recognized globally as a leader in orthopaedic patient care, research, education and injury prevention. A former professional baseball player within the Toronto Blue Jays organization, he has a personal passion for sports.

The new office will replace the following locations, which will close on January 19:

  • Dundalk/North Point – 1050 Old North Point Road, Suite 101, Baltimore MD 21224
  • MedStar Franklin Square Cancer Center – 9103 Franklin Square Drive, Suite 1500, Baltimore MD 21237 (The cancer center will remain open and the orthopedics and sports medicine components relocated to the new space)
  • Rosedale/Seven Square – 9110 Philadelphia Road, Suite 200, Baltimore MD 21237

To make an appointment at the new office, please call 877-34-ORTHO (877-346-7846). To learn more, visit The location of the new office is MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Medical Arts Building, Suite 200, 9101 Franklin Square Drive, Baltimore MD 21237.



About MedStar Orthopaedic Institute

In Central Maryland, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute combines the skill and expertise of more than 80 physicians at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, The Curtis National Hand Center, and more than 20 community locations, giving you convenient access to the area's top orthopaedic, spine and sports medicine care. Our physicians treat the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, Baltimore Blast, Baltimore Brigade, US Lacrosse, and the majority of collegiate, high school and recreational teams in the region. Visit or call 877-34-ORTHO for an appointment.


About MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is a not-for-profit 378-bed community teaching hospital located in the White Marsh section of eastern Baltimore County, Maryland. MedStar Franklin Square provides many medical and healthcare services, including a broad range of healthcare specialties, advanced technologies and treatments not traditionally found at community hospitals. The hospital is ranked third in admissions among all Maryland hospitals and is first in Emergency Department visits with more than 108,000 visits annually. MedStar Franklin Square is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified as a Primary Stroke Center and has earned some of the nation’s most prestigious quality awards including Magnet Designation for excellence in nursing, the Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation and inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital specialty ranking for four consecutive years. With more than 3,300 employees, MedStar Franklin Square is one of the largest employers in Baltimore County. Visit for more information.

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