Christopher S. Raffo, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine located in Bethesda, MD & Germantown, MD

About Dr. Raffo

For athletes or those who are physically active, quickly getting through an injury is essential. At The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics: Maryland Orthopedic Specialists Division, adult, teen, and pediatric athletes can get treatment from Dr. Christopher S. Raffo, who works out of both the Bethesda and Germantown, Maryland, locations.

After earning his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, Dr. Raffo attended medical school at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He stayed at Georgetown University Hospital for his residency training in orthopedic surgery, where he was chief resident. Dr. Raffo completed additional fellowship training in advanced arthroscopic techniques for shoulder and knee surgery at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.

As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, as well as a board-certified sports medicine practitioner, Dr. Raffo is known for working with athletes. Over the years, he has spent time caring for members of the Washington Redskins, DC United, Georgetown Hoyas, and numerous high school teams.

While Dr. Raffo is an expert at diagnosing and treating all types of orthopedic issues, he specializes in shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle injuries. Many of his surgical treatments involve minimally invasive arthroscopic repairs, including rotator cuff and meniscus tear procedures.

Dr. Raffo understands the importance of athletic rehabilitation and works closely with the physical therapy team to ensure each patient gets the care and treatment they need. Whether a patient has an old injury, an undiagnosed pain-causing condition, or a new injury, Dr. Raffo welcomes new patients to the practice.

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For athletes or those who are physically active, quickly getting through an injury is essential. At The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics: Maryland Orthopedic Specialists Division, adult, teen, and pediatric athletes can get treatment from Dr. Christopher S. Raffo, who works out of both the Bethesda and Germantown, Maryland, locations.

After earning his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, Dr. Raffo attended medical school at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He stayed at Georgetown University Hospital for his residency training in orthopedic surgery, where he was chief resident. Dr. Raffo completed additional fellowship training in advanced arthroscopic techniques for shoulder and knee surgery at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.

As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, as well as a board-certified sports medicine practitioner, Dr. Raffo is known for working with athletes. Over the years, he has spent time caring for members of the Washington Redskins, DC United, Georgetown Hoyas, and numerous high school teams.

While Dr. Raffo is an expert at diagnosing and treating all types of orthopedic issues, he specializes in shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle injuries. Many of his surgical treatments involve minimally invasive arthroscopic repairs, including rotator cuff and meniscus tear procedures.

Dr. Raffo understands the importance of athletic rehabilitation and works closely with the physical therapy team to ensure each patient gets the care and treatment they need. Whether a patient has an old injury, an undiagnosed pain-causing condition, or a new injury, Dr. Raffo welcomes new patients to the practice.


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Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Maryland Orthopedic Specialists, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
CoreSource
First Health
Johns Hopkins Health
Medicare
Multiplan
PHCS
Tricare
United Healthcare
Workers Compensation
Education
Special interest in arthroscopic shoulder and arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Special interest in arthroscopic shoulder and arthroscopic knee surgery

    • Certified in Orthopedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (www.abos.org)

    • Board Certified in Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

    • Fellowship Trained in Orthopedic Sports Medicine Training

    • Fellow in Sports Medicine, New England Baptist Hospital 2004-2005

    • Resident in Orthopedics, Georgetown University, 2000-2004

    • Intern in General Surgery, Georgetown University, 1999-2000

Education
  • Education

    • Georgetown University School of Medicine

    • Doctor of Medicine, 1999

    • University of Notre Dame, B. S. in Physics, 1995

    • Cum Laude

Awards
  • Awards

    • 2014 Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctors

    • 2015 Consumer Checkbook Top Doctors

    • 2013 Washington Post Super Doctors

    • 2012 Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctors

    • 2013 Washington Post Super Doctors

    • 2013 Consumer Checkbook Top Doctors

    • 2011 Washingtonian Magazine Top Experts in Sports Medicine

Sports Team Coverage
  • Sports team coverage

    • Head Team Physician, Catholic University Cardinals, 2008-2014

    • Head Team Physician, Quince Orchard High School, Gaithersburg, since 2008

    • Head Team Physician, St. Vincent Pallotti High School, Laurel, MD, since 2005

    • Assistant Team Physician: Boston Celtics, Tufts University, 2004-2005

Professional Society Memberships
  • Professional society memberships

    • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery

    • American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine

    • Montgomery County Medical Society

Honors
  • Honors

    • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honors Society

    • Instructor of Biomechanics for Georgetown University Hospital Residency Program

    • Cum Laude, University of Notre Dame

    • Premedical Honor Society, University of Notre Dame