Dr. Robert S. Sterling, MD

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Dr. Robert S. Sterling, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Johns Hopkins Orthopedic Sgy 10755 Falls Rd Ste 305, Lutherville, MD 21093 Get Directions
(443) 997-2663

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After completing medical school in 1994 at Philadelphia at Temple University School of Medicine, he spent a year of internship...   Read More

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      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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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Orthopedic 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

      Procedures Performed

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

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Temple University School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1994

      • Internship Hospital
        Washington Hospital Center

        Completed in 1995

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of Maryland Medical Center

        Completed in 2000

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Nuffield Ortho Ctr

        Completed in 2001

      • Undergraduate School
        Franklin and Marshall College

        Graduated in 1990

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Sterling says...

      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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      Dr. Sterling's 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 says...

      Dr. Sterling has been in practice since 2001 and his practice focus since that time has been on treating patients with hip and knee conditions.  He performs more than 300 total joint replacements per year.  Having practices within a University for his entire career, Dr. Sterling has special expertise in complex hip and knee conditions and revision total hip and knee replacement.