Richard M. Grossman, MDOrthopaedic Surgeon

Richard M. Grossman, MD

Born and raised in Baltimore, Md., Richard M. Grossman, MD, attended the Gilman School. He graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and attended Georgetown University Medical School, graduating in 1980. Upon completion of his Residency at Georgetown University Hospital in the Orthopedic Department, Dr. Grossman completed a Fellowship with the University of South Florida in Total Joint Reconstruction and Trauma/Fracture Care. He then returned to Georgetown University and chaired the Sports Medicine department while joining Dr. Carl MacCartee and Dr. Stephen Haas in private practice in 1986.

Dr. Grossman is a founding member of Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, with privileges at Sibley Memorial Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital, and is board certified and has recertified twice. He served as team physician to the Washington Bullets/Wizards and Washington Capitals from 1986 to 2000, the Georgetown University athletic program from 1986 to 1994, and currently serves as a team physician to Landon School in Bethesda, Md. Dr. Grossman also consults for the NFL Players Association and various high school athletic programs.

Dr. Grossman is an active member of the Sports Medicine Society for more than 20 years. He has been voted Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctors since its inception, and was named Bethesda Magazine's Top Orthopedic Surgeon in 2008-2009.

Dr. Grossman specializes in arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder, fracture care, total joint replacement of the hip and knee, and sprains and strains.

His wife Jan is a dentist, practicing in Bethesda. They have a daughter, Jamie, and two sons, Michael and Bradley.

Practice & Privileges

  • Bethesda Chevy Chase Surgery Center
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, D.C.
  • Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
  • Associate clinical professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.


  • Fellowship, Adult Reconstruction, Total Joints and Trauma, University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla., 1985-1986
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1980-1984
  • Junior Residency, General Surgery, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Md., 1980-1981
  • MD, Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, D.C., 1976-1980
  • BA, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., 1972-1976

Team Physician/Orthopaedic Consultant

  • Team physician, Washington Bullets/Wizards basketball team, 1986-1999
  • Team physician, Washington Capitals hockey team, 1986-1999
  • Director of Sports Medicine, Georgetown University Athletic Programs, 1986-1995
  • Associate team physician, George Washington University Athletic Programs, 1986-1995
  • Consultant, National Football League Players Association, Landon School, Bethesda, Md., and Bullis School, Potomac, Md.


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  • The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital Medical Society
  • Georgetown University Medical Society
  • District of Columbia Medical Society

To contact Dr. Grossman’s office, feel free to visit: www.wosm.com

Richard M. Grossman, MDOrthopaedic Surgeon

Washington Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Main Office: 5454 Wisconsin Ave
Suite 1000
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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