Dr. John Herzenberg, MD

Dr. John Herzenberg, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
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Dr. John Herzenberg, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Baltimore, MD. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Read his story

2401 W Belvedere Ave

Baltimore, MD 21215

Contact Information

(410) 601-9355

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • 21 More

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Difficulty With Walking
more than 64% of peers
more than 54% of peers
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
more than 42% of peers

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Dr. Herzenberg's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Herzenberg "Dr. John Herzenberg is Director of Pediatric Orthopedics at Sinai Hospital and Director of the International Center for Limb Lengthening at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics. After completing medical school at Boston University, he completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Duke University and subspecialty training in pediatric orthopedics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Herzenberg trained in limb lengthening directly with Professor Ilizarov in the USSR in 1989 and subsequently in Lecco, Italy, with Professor Maurizio Catagni. After five years on the faculty of the University of Michigan, Dr. Herzenberg moved to Maryland and was Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Maryland, where he now serves as Clinical Professor. Dr. Herzenberg co-founded the Maryland Center for Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction at Kernan Hospital. He later co-founded the International Center for Limb Lengthening at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore in 2001. Dr. Herzenberg has coauthored two books, 50 book chapters, and over 135 journal articles.He lectures throughout the world on topics related to limb lengthening and pediatric orthopedics. He co-chairs the annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course where over 250 surgeons come to Baltimore to be trained by him in limb lengthening and deformity correction. He directs an intense one-year fellowship program and also trains surgical residents. He is credited with reintroducing the Ponseti method of conservative clubfoot treatment, and he co-developed the PRECICE internal lengthening nail as an alternative to external fixators for limb lengthening. Dr. Herzenberg is married, has three adult children, and enjoys personal fitness training and Bible study. He travels with his family to developing countries such as Nicaragua, Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti, and Uganda on yearly Operation Rainbow missions to provide orthopedic care to disabled children. In recognition of 18 years of international volunteering, he was given the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America's 2016 Humanitarian Award."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Clubfoot
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Limb Deformity
  • Limb Length
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture


  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture Care
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Limb Lengthening
  • Limb Reconstruction
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maryland.

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.


  • Boston University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Duke University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Montefiore M C H&l Moses Division
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Hosital for Sick Children - Toronto
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Herzenberg has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Herzenberg's Reviews

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Dr. Herzenberg's Performance

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Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in Isle of Palms, SC |
My son has been a patient of Dr H's since 2013. When all other MD's in our area said nothing could be done about my son's arm, we did our our own research and thankfully found Dr H. His patience and demeanor are like no other MD I have ever met. I am a quick fix type of person, and thankfully Dr H...more
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in Laurel, MD |
Dr. John Herzenberg performed my scoliosis surgery back in the summer of 1990, I was going on 14 years old, but my mother insisted on a de other than the one the the insurance company set up for me(bless her heart) but was blessed with the best doctor straight out of Tx. I was out of the hospital...more
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in Glenwood, MD |
Dr. Herzenberg is fantastic! He's a great surgeon and a very personable man. His staff is just as kind and professional. Everyone cares about the patient AND the family. We were recommended to him by a friend who's father was an MD and knew of his fine reputation. We've had several years of...more
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Absolutely the BEST at what he does. We entrust our daughter to him and travel 1,200 miles just to see him. The entire team, staff and hospital has far exceeded our expectations.
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Dr. Herzenberg accepts 30 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • NGS CoreSource
  • Optima Health
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • QualCare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Herzenberg has admitting privileges

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
2401 W Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215
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