Dr. Richard Y. Hinton, MD

Dr. Richard Y. Hinton, MD

Dr. Richard Y. Hinton, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (410) 554-2084

Contact this Provider:

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
Conditions I Treat
  • achilles tendon injuries
  • achilles tendonitis
  • achilles tendonosis
  • acl injuries
  • acromioclavicular fracture
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Procedures I Perform
  • nerve block
  • total knee replacement, age greater than 50
  • total knee replacement, age less than 50
About the Provider

Richard Y. Hinton, MD, MPH, PT, is the medical director of MedStar Sports Medicine, director of the MedStar Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, and an attending orthopaedic surgeon at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Hinton's practice is concentrated on knee and shoulder conditions and involves athletes at the recreational, scholastic, collegiate, and professional levels of play. Dr. Hinton specializes in ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction and revision surgery. He has a special interest in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, including ACL injuries and osteochondritis dissecans.

Having trained at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia, Dr. Hinton began his sports medicine career as a physical therapist and certified athletic trainer. He then received his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and residency training in orthopaedic surgery at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He completed fellowship training in both pediatric orthopaedic surgery and adult sports medicine at these same institutions. He then received his Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, with a concentration in epidemiology and injury prevention.

Dr. Hinton has served as a team physician for the Baltimore Ravens, Towson University, Loyola University, Morgan State University, the Women's U.S. National Lacrosse Team, and a number of scholastic and youth organizations. He is an executive board member of US Lacrosse's Sports Science Committee and co-director of the nation's leading lacrosse-specific sports medicine program at MedStar Health. He has served as president of the Maryland Orthopaedic Association and held membership on various AOSSM committees, as well as the Maryland Board of Physicians Athletic Trainers Oversight Committee.

Dr. Hinton has authored numerous articles in the areas of injury epidemiology, lacrosse sports medicine, ACL injury and reconstruction, and knee conditions in the skeletally immature. He is frequently invited to speak at regional and national medical meetings, as well as public conferences focused on youth sports medicine.

Dr. Hinton was named a 2017 “Top Doc” by Baltimore Magazine for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

  • Fellowship Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital at Baltimore (1998)
  • Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1997)
  • Residency Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital at Baltimore (1996)
  • Internship Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital at Baltimore (1991)
  • Medical School: John Hopkins Univ School of Med (1990)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

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  • Baltimore Magazine Top Doc, 2017