Dr. James Ryan Macdonell, IV, MD

Dr. James Ryan Macdonell, IV, MD

Dr. James Ryan Macdonell, IV, MD

Languages: English

Contact this Provider:

  • Hip and Knee Orthopedic Surgery
Conditions I Treat
  • acetabular fracture
  • acl injuries
  • arthritis of knee
  • arthrofibrosis of the knee
  • avascular necrosis of hip
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Procedures I Perform
  • 2-stage revision of hip replacement
  • 2-stage revision of knee replacement
  • acetabular surgery
  • anterior cruciate ligament repair
  • anterior cruciate ligament repair revision
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About the Provider

James Ryan Macdonell, MD is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement and revision joint replacement. He serves as the Chief of Total Joint Surgery at Medstar Montgomery Medical Center where he performs hundreds of joint replacements each year.

Dr. Macdonell graduated from the University of Notre Dame and earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Macdonell completed a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction with the University of Virginia Department of Orthopaedics where he received specialized training in minimally invasive direct anterior total hip replacement, mini posterior total hip replacement, revision hip and knee replacement, and computer navigated total knee replacement.

He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and has presented original research on total joint replacement at regional, national, and international meetings. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

Dr. Macdonell aims to continually improve the care provided at Montgomery Medical Center by instituting rapid recovery total joint protocols to help patients get back to fulfilling, active lifestyles after surgery. He also incorporates the latest research and technology into surgical and recovery practices.

Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Macdonell is a proficient Spanish speaker and is eager to become part of the Montgomery County community with his wife and young daughter, Rose.

  • Fellowship Program: University of Virginia Medical Center (2016)
  • Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2015)
  • Internship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2011)
  • Medical School: Georgetown University (2010)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
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