Dr. Martin Malawer, MD

Dr. Martin Malawer, MD

Orthopedic Oncology Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 73
Dr. Martin Malawer, MD is an orthopedic oncology surgery specialist in Bethesda, MD and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1969 and specializes in orthopedic oncology surgery and orthopedic surgery.

4405 E West Hwy Ste 502

Bethesda, MD 20814

Contact Information

(301) 215-7940

Insurance Accepted

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule

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Top Care Areas

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Soft Tissue Sarcoma
more than 45% of peers
more than 27% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Malawer "I have cared for pediatric , adolescent and adult patients with bone and soft tissue tumors for 30 years with the greatest expertise and technical skills. I have performed over 3,000 orthopedic tumor operations.  I have developed many limb-sparing surgical procedures for my patients which are now used world-wide. I have published nearly 100 peer-review articles in medical and scientific journals.

My web site- www.sarcoma.org is available to all and provides extensive information as well as surgical techniques and PDFs of the surgical texts listed below.

I am the senior author, editor and contributor to the now standard textbooks in the field of Orthopedic Oncology-

1. Musculoskeletal Cancer Surgery

Treatment of Sarcomas and Allied Diseases

Malawer M and Sugarbaker, PH

Lippincott/Kluwer and

2. Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery-

Orthopedic Surgical Oncology

Malawer M, Wittig J and Bickels, J

 Specialty: Orthopedic Oncology"

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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Oncology Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

11  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma

22  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Prosthetic
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tumor Ablation
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Surgery

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.


  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Bronx Muni Hospital Einstein
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Bronx Muni Hospital Einstein
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1972
  • New York University-Bellevue Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • University Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • American Orthopedic Association, 06/2000
  • Best Doctor in Cancer Care for 5 Years, 06/2011
  • Best Doctor Award, 06/2010
  • Director of Orthopedic Oncology at George Washington University Hospital, 10/2011
  • Professor (Clinical Scholar) Orthopedic Surgery at Georgetown University, 06/2002
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Malawer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Malawer to family and friends
8 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Malawer'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 (1)

In 1988 I was diagnosed with a grapefruit sized osteo sarcoma tumor in my hip. During the surgery to remove this cancer I lost my left iliac crest and a major portion of my hip socket. Any other doctor on the planet would have removed my entire left leg as well (because I no longer had a viable...more
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