Dr. Robert Sterling, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 49
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Dr. Robert Sterling, MD
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.

10755 Falls Rd Ste 301

Lutherville, MD 21093

Contact Information

(443) 997-2663

Dr. Robert Sterling, MD

Dr. Robert Sterling, MD

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Care Philosophy

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.   
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Dr. Sterling's Experience

Dr. Sterling's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Systemic Chondromalacia


  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • 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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sterling's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sterling to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (4 with comments)
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
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Lovettsville, VA |
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 sure I kept ice on it! I have to have my left hip done next & I pray it goes as well as the first one.
in Severn, MD |
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 hesitated to go over anything that we did not understand. Both my daughter and I feel very secure and comfortable with Dr. Sterling's expertise and experience. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
in Lutherville, MD |
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.
in Windsor Mill, MD |
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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Hospitals where Dr. Sterling has admitting privileges

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
4940 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD 21224
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans St
Baltimore, MD 21287
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