Dr. Mesfin Lemma, MD

Dr. Mesfin Lemma, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Mesfin Lemma, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Baltimore, MD. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Lemma is affiliated with Medstar Union Memorial Hospital and MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital.

5601 Loch Raven Blvd Ste G-1

Baltimore, MD 21239

Contact Information

(443) 444-4730

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas


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Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 95% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lemma "I strive to listen carefully to each patient in order to understand their problem and its impact on their quality of life. I then formulate a treatment plan, maximizing non-operative care to the greatest extent possible. When surgery is is indicated, I utilize the least invasive methods available to achieve the best long-term results."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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.


  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Engineering
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lemma has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lemma's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lemma to family and friends
based on 37 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Lemma's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Elkton, MD |
So impressed with everything connected with this visit. It is obvious from start to finish that Dr Lemma and his staff have a high degree of compassion and respect for their patients. On time and well prepared for my first visit, Dr Lemma had already reviewed MRI's and written reports so he could discuss various options for my treatment. In my case, instead of performing surgery immediately, he suggested alternate treatment plans. Looked out for what was truly best for me. Explained in detail
in Nottingham, MD |
Dr. Lemma is an excellent Doctor and surgeon he explains things very well and easy to understand. I have had 2 surgeries my lower back I could not figure why I waited 15 years to have the procedure done. 10 of those Dr. Lemma helped me to continue working until we got to the point where we both said it is time to do it. second I just had my cervical spine done he took out 2 disc and fussed the spine. Both surgeries went very well I feel great I an still working every day installing ceramic tile
in Bowie, MD |
I interviewed three other surgeons prior to Dr. Lemma before making a decision to move forward with spinal surgery. Speaking with Dr. Lemma I felt comfortable and at ease. I was in the presence of an angel from heaven sent whose purpose is to heal broken backs. He explained my diagnosis and how he would rebuild my body. What I discovered was this type of surgery is routine for Dr. Lemma and his staff, he had more experience than all the doctors I interviewed combined.
in Baltimore MD |
I would recommend Dr. Lemma to everyone! He explained my diagnoses in detail and I left feeling confident with my treatment plan. The staff was so friendly aswell. Thank you so much for all that you do.
in Falls Church, Va. |
From the courtesy of the receptionist to the kind professionalism of Dr. Lemma, i have nothing but the highest praise for the entire staff of this wonderful practice! Thank you!!
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
Dr. Lemma is a very caring person, and he took the time to explain everything to me very patiently. I would highly recommend Dr. Lemma to anyone needing an orthopedic surgeon. He also has a very knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient staff.
in Middle River, MD |
Just one of my better Dr. Visits. He really put me at ease. Explained everything, concerned about a couple issues, acknowledged my concerns. What an excellent bedside manner, so to speak. He seems to genuinely care about his patients.
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Dr. Lemma accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Choice Network POS
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
    Coventry Health Care of Delaware HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Lemma has admitting privileges

Medstar Union Memorial Hospital
201 E University Pkwy
Baltimore, MD 21218
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MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
5601 Loch Raven Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21239
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