Dr. Steve Petersen, MD

Dr. Steve Petersen, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Steve Petersen, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery specialist in Baltimore, MD and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.Read his story

5601 Loch Raven Blvd

Baltimore, MD 21239

Contact Information

(443) 444-4740

Insurance Accepted

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • 20 More

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Petersen

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Petersen performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
very high
more than 94% of peers
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
more than 91% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Petersen's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Petersen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Petersen "A product of the Mid-West, I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and went to undergraduate school in Illinois farm country, Monmouth Illinois, where I majored in Chemistry and played varsity football. I graduated from Chicago's Rush Medical School with honors in 1981 and spent the following 6 years as an orthopaedic resident and graduate student at The Mayo Graduate School of Medicine/Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. I attended medical school on an Army Health Professions Scholarship and as a Major, AMC, served 4 years as the Associate Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at Letterman Army Medical Center (LAMC), Presidio of San Francisco, CA., and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. I completed a shoulder fellowship in 1991, with Dr. Richard Hawkins at the Steadman/Hawkins Clinic, Vail, CO. Since 1992, I have served in leadership positions as Associate Professor in the Orthopaedic Departments of Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI., and The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. I have trained over 120 orthopaedic residents and shoulder fellows, served as interim Chair for the Wayne State Orthopaedic Department, and shoulder fellowship director and co-director for the Johns Hopkins Shoulder Division. I have been fortunate to have been awarded teacher of the year by the LAMC and Wayne State orthopaedic residents, selected in 1999 as a European Traveling Fellow by the American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES) , and by my peers as Best Doctor in America from 2002-present. I continue to remain active in clinical orthopaedic research and have authored/co-authored over 60 peer reviewed publications/chapters. I am a member in numerous othropaedic societies to include ASES, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, American Orthopaedic Society, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, Orthopaedic Research Society and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society."


Read Less

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Petersen "I am committed to a comprehensive approach for the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder disorders through specialized patient care, individualized rehabilitation programs, and if necessary, advanced surgical procedures to include arthroscopic and open techniques. My practice specializes in treating common and complex shoulder disorders with patient education emphasized in my care."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

1  Board Certifications

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

26  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

17  Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Total Joint
  • Revision Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection

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.


  • Monmouth Mc
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Mayo Clin
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Mayo Grad School Med/Mayo Fndn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Traveling
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Mayo U
    Other Education | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Petersen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Petersen does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Petersen and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Petersen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Petersen to family and friends
92 total reviews (31 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (92)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Petersen'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 (31)

Dr. Steve Petersen had the expertise to fix 2 large full thickness tears in my rotator cuff after a fall on the ice. My shoulder is functioning very well with no pain .
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Excellent doctor, I had surgery on both shoulders with less then desirable results, went to Dr Peterson and had both shoulders replaced, I can now do the things; golf, play with grandkids, work, lift, with no pain. He is a true professional and has few in his field, who can match his expertise....more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
I sought treatment severe pain in my upper arm. Dr Petersen misdiagnosed the problem as a neck problem. I consulted a neurosurgeon and orthopaedist who disagreed and said it was a shoulder problem. When Dr Petersen refused to see me after these diagnoses. I saw another shoulder specialist who...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this

No one is more critical of my diagnosis and treatment plan than myself. Fortunately, successful treatment has been offerred by another physician that has provided relief of this person's shoulder pain. I am hopefull that the benefits of the injection will be lasting. Of note, I have not treated someone from NY,NY, over the past 12 months.

Flag this
Highly likely
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
I was referred to Dr. Petersen by another distinguished orthopedic surgeon (albeit not a shoulder surgeon) who told me that my rotator cuff was irreparable. Dr. Petersen took one look at the MRI and said "I can fix you right up." And, indeed he did. He fully repaired my rotator cuff and in less...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this

Nearby doctors with similar experience

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery