Dr. Richard Y. Hinton, MD

Dr. Richard Y. Hinton, MD

Dr. Richard Y. Hinton, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (410) 554-2084

Contact this Provider:

  • Knee Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Shoulder Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
Conditions I Treat
  • acromioclavicular joint separation
  • adhesive capsulitis
  • anterior cruciate ligament injury
  • apophysitis
  • arthritis of knee
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Procedures I Perform
  • anterior cruciate ligament repair
  • anti inflammatory medications
  • arthroscopy
  • arthroscopy of knee
  • arthroscopy of shoulder
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About the Provider

Richard Y. Hinton, MD, MPH, PT, is the Medical Director of MedStar Sports Medicine, Division Director for Sports Medicine MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, and past Director of the MedStar Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.

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, patellofemoral instability, shoulder instability and rotator cuff injuries. 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 U.S. National Lacrosse Teams, and a number of scholastic and youth organizations. He is Co Chair of the NFL's Research and Innovations Committee, one of 14 members of the NFL's Health and Safety Oversight Committee, and is an executive  member of US Lacrosse's Sports Science Committee. He is the Director of the nation's leading lacrosse-specific sports medicine program located at USA Lacrosse and MedStar Health. He has served as president of the Maryland Orthopaedic Association, held membership on various AOSSM committees, and served on 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.

Hinton directs the lecture series / podcast: Sports Agora: Where Sport, Health, and Culture Meet. Hinton also directs a nonprofit musical group, the Common Man Project that speaks to purposeful, engaged living in our American culture.

Dr. Hinton was named a “Top Doc” by Baltimore Magazine for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in 2017, 2019, and 2020.

Pioneer Award Maryland Athletic Trainers Association

AOSSM NCAA Research Award

Alpha Omega Alpha Johns Hopkins Medical Society

Eddie Wojecki Award National Athletic Trainer's Association

Margert Moore Scholar UNC School of Physical Therapy

  • Fellowship Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (1998)
  • Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1997)
  • Residency Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (1996)
  • Internship Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (1991)
  • Medical School: John Hopkins Univ School of Med (1990)
In the News

A miracle at Hargaden Field: AED use proves vital at Loyola Blakefield lacrosse game: Baltimore Sun 4,26,2021

Health Care Heroes sing You've Got a Friend

Common Man Project: Catonsville- based musical nonprofit

Common Man Project: Smarts: Baltimore County Arts Show


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  • Baltimore Magazine Top Doc: 2017, 2019, and 2020