James S. Gardiner, M.D.

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

About Dr. Gardiner

Whether they need surgery or less invasive treatment options, patients should feel confident with their orthopedic surgeon. As a top orthopedist and sports medicine physician selected in Washingtonian Magazine, James S. Gardiner, MD, cares for men and women at The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics: Maryland Orthopedic Specialists Division in Bethesda and Germantown, Maryland.

After finishing his undergraduate studies at Boston College, Dr. Gardiner went directly into medical school. He completed his medical degree at Georgetown Medical School in Washington, DC, followed by his orthopedic residency training and sports medicine fellowship at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. To further specialize in his field, Dr. Gardiner earned his board certifications in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.

Dr. Gardiner specializes in all aspects of sports medicine and focuses on shoulder and knee surgeries, including partial and total knee replacements. He is on staff at Suburban Hospital, Shady Grove Hospital, and The Surgery Center of Chevy Chase, all in southern Maryland. Dr. Gardiner also serves as the team physician at Seneca Valley High School and stays involved in the care of athletes at several other local high schools.

When Dr. Gardiner isn’t in the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children. He's an avid outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman, skier, and cyclist. Dr. Gardiner also plays golf and tennis.

Patients of Dr. Gardiner commend his caring bedside manner and thorough explanation of treatment options. Dr. Gardiner is currently accepting new patients.

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Whether they need surgery or less invasive treatment options, patients should feel confident with their orthopedic surgeon. As a top orthopedist and sports medicine physician selected in Washingtonian Magazine, James S. Gardiner, MD, cares for men and women at The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics: Maryland Orthopedic Specialists Division in Bethesda and Germantown, Maryland.

After finishing his undergraduate studies at Boston College, Dr. Gardiner went directly into medical school. He completed his medical degree at Georgetown Medical School in Washington, DC, followed by his orthopedic residency training and sports medicine fellowship at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. To further specialize in his field, Dr. Gardiner earned his board certifications in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.

Dr. Gardiner specializes in all aspects of sports medicine and focuses on shoulder and knee surgeries, including partial and total knee replacements. He is on staff at Suburban Hospital, Shady Grove Hospital, and The Surgery Center of Chevy Chase, all in southern Maryland. Dr. Gardiner also serves as the team physician at Seneca Valley High School and stays involved in the care of athletes at several other local high schools.

When Dr. Gardiner isn’t in the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children. He's an avid outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman, skier, and cyclist. Dr. Gardiner also plays golf and tennis.

Patients of Dr. Gardiner commend his caring bedside manner and thorough explanation of treatment options. Dr. Gardiner is currently accepting new patients.


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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
Hospital Staff Privileges
  • Suburban Hospital

    Vice Chairman Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery 2001-2003

    Board of Trustees (2002-2004)

    Chevy Chase Surgery Center

    Shady Grove Hospital

    Licensure and Certification:

    Board Certified with American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

    Board Certified in Sports Medicine, Certificate of Added Qualification Licensed in Maryland by the Maryland Board of Physicians: #D004713

    Honors:

    Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctors: (2010, 2012)

    Checkbook Magazine Top Doctors: (2011, 2013)

    Washington Baltimore Super Doctors: (2011, 2012, 2013)

    Chesapeake Magazine Top Doctors: (2012)

    Washingtonian Magazine Top Sports Medicine Doctors: (2012)

    Consultant:

    ABC Worldwide Radio News, (2004–Present)

    E.S.P.N. Radio, Tony Kornheuser Show, (2002–Present)

Education
  • Education

    Seton Hall University, Patterson, NJ

    Resident in Orthopedic Surgery St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center (1989-1994)

    Seton Hall University, Patterson, NJ

    St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center

    Sports Medicine Fellowship

    Vincent K. McInerney, M.D. (1994-1995)

    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Newark, NJ

    Internship in General Surgery (June 1988-July 1989)

    Georgetown University, School of Medicine. Washington, D.C.

    Doctor of Medicine (1984-1988)

    Georgetown University. Washington, D.C.

    Masters of Physiology (1983-1984)

    Boston College. Boston, MA

    Bachelor of Science, Biology (1979-1983)

Presentations
  • Treatment of Claw Hand Deformities in War Casualties. American Associate of Hand Surgery, Cancun, Mexico. Dec. 3-5 1994

    Treatment of Developmental Dislocatgion Patella, New Jersey Orthopaedic Symposium, Somerset, New Jersey,1993

    Prostaglandin Induced Cortical Hypertosis, Eastern Orthopaedic Association Orlando, Florida, Oct. 15-18, 1993

    Causes of Cortical Hypertosis in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Greater New York Conference of Perianal Research, Glen Cove, New York, Oct. 26-29, 1992

    Spine Infections, New Jersey Orthopaedic Symposium, Somerset, New Jersey, Oct. 23-24, 1992

    Treatment of Cerespinal Fluid Leaks after Operation on the Spine, North American Spine Society, Boston, MA, July 10-12, 1992

    Prostaglandin Induced Cortical Hypertosis. A new Entity. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, New Jersey/New York Orthopaedic Symposium, April 6-10, 1992

    Tibial Nonunions, New Jersey Orthopaedic Symposium, Somerset New Jersey, Oct. 1992

    Cement Disease in revision in Total Hip Arthroplasty, New Jersey Orthopaedic Somerset, New Jersey, Oct. 1990

    The Generation of Compliment Activation Products by Endotoxins. The International Endotoxin Society, San Diego California, May 13-19, 1990

    Pyomyositis-A New Clinical Entity in the HIV Positive Infant, Greater Metropolitan Infectious Disease Conference, Patterson, New Jersey. Dec. 10, 1989

Team Physician
  • Team Physician

    Assistive Team Physician Montclair State University (1989-1995)

    Assistive Team Physician, U.S. Team Tennis (1993-1995)

    Assistive Team Physician, Seton Hall University (1992-1995)

    Wooton High School (1996-2000)

    Team Physician, Bowie State College (2003-2004)

    Seneca Valley High School (1998-Present)

    Georgetown Prep High School (2002-Present)