Dr. John Delahay, MD

Dr. John Delahay, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 74
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Delahay, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Washington, DC. He is 74 years old and has been practicing for 48 years. Read his story

3800 Reservoir Rd NW

Washington, DC 20007

Contact Information

(855) 463-3316

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Knee Disorders
more than 78% of peers
Joint Pain
more than 75% of peers
Back Pain
more than 55% of peers

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Dr. Delahay's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Delahay "An established member of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's medical staff, John N. Delahay, MD, has more than 40 years of experience in diagnosing and treating both children and adults with orthopaedic conditions. While no longer performing surgery, he maintains an active practice dedicated to orthopaedic outpatient care. In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Delahay is a well-respected educator, author or co-author of numerous textbooks on orthopaedic surgery, and a frequent presenter and lecturer on the topics. Since 1995, he has held the title of Peter Cyrus and Rose Dignan Rizzo Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine. During that same time frame, he has also served as the school's Vice Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Program Director, Orthopaedic Surgery Training. In recognition of his many educational contributions, Dr. Delahay was inducted into the School's prestigious Magis Society of Master Teachers in 2008. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Delahay "It is important to me to make sure my patients understand the problem, the treatment options and the long-term implications of each.  I also feel very strongly that children and adolescents be included in any discussion of their condition and treatment. Their concerns are often quite different than their parents' and it's important to address them. "


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Non-Surgical Orthopedics

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Back Pain
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Congenital Deformity
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hernia
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders


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  • Fracture Care
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for District of Columbia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Delahay has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Delahay's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Delahay to family and friends
based on 4 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Delahay's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Wellesley Hills, MA |
I saw him at Georgetown 10 yrs ago, and he gave me info I really didn't want to hear. I now really appreciate his honesty. My mom was an RN at GUH decades ago, and she still remembers Dr. Delahay having a really good reputation then. I scheduled a followup appt through zocdocs, and it did not work, but I'm not sure if that problem was more GUH orthopedics or zocdocs.
in Washington, DC |
The wait time is worth it. Dr Delahey has seen my daughter through every sports related injury and recovery. He was the voice of reason keeping her off the field until healed resulting in safe and continued playing.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Delahay accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Delahay has admitting privileges

Medstar Montgomery Medical Center
18101 Prince Philip Dr
Olney, MD 20832
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Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007
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