Dr. Robert Sterling, MD

Dr. Robert Sterling, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Robert Sterling, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Baltimore, MD and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Temple University School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

4940 Eastern Ave

Baltimore, MD 21224

Contact Information

(410) 550-0453

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Knee Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 96% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Sterling's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sterling "After completing medical school in 1994 at Philadelphia at Temple University School of Medicine, he spent a year of internship in General Surgery at the Washington Hospital Center before entering his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of Maryland. He then spent 3 months as an Orthopaedic Trauma Fellow at the R. Adams Cowley Chock Trauma Center in Baltimore before moving to Oxford, England for his fellowship in Joint Replacement. He returned on Faculty at the University of Maryland in 2001 where he was the Residency Program Director from 2004 until he he joined the Faculty at Johns Hopkins University in 2014. At Johns Hopkins University, he is Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Vice Chair of Quality and Safety, and Director of the Joint Replacement Fellowship Program. Dr. Sterling's elective practice is focused on hip and knee replacement surgery primarily in the treatment of arthritis, avascular necrosis, post-traumatic arthritis. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sterling "Our specialized care team is focused on providing comprehensive care to our patients in order to achieve the best possible outcome.  Out team of composed of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, therapists, case managers, and administrative staff are all specially trained to help take care of patients with hip and knee patients to make the treatment process as smooth as possible.  Whether through the medical or surgical treatment, our goal is to provide the highest level of care in the safest manner.   "

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

34  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Rib Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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22  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Franklin and Marshall College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Temple University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Of Maryland Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Nuffield Ortho Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sterling has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sterling's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sterling to family and friends
16 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Sterling'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 (4)

My first hip surgery went so well. Dr. Sterling spoke to my family right after surgery. He came in the next morning & told me how well it went & how the arthritis was worse than what he thought. I only took the pain medicine in the hospital, I really didn't suffer with any pain at home, but made...more
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I was recommended to Dr. Sterling by Dr. Rajwinder Deu, Orthopedic at Johns Hopkins in Odenton. Dr. Sterling talked at length about a full knee replacement or a partial, giving both myself and my daughter a full informative and comprehensive explanation. He answered all our questions and never...more
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Very good. He was kind, looked me in the eye while speaking to me and explained the information in the x-rays in layman's terms.
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Dr. Sterling is the most compassionate physician I've ever had. He is very personable and kind. We need more like him.
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