Rishi Bhatnagar, MD

Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

A Western Maryland native, Dr.Bhatnagar is a graduate of the prestigious Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Johns Hopkins is consistently ranked among the top medical schools in the country based on US News & World Report Rankings. He earned his Bachelors Degree at the University of Maryland College Park, where he graduated from school with honors.

Dr. Bhatnagar completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the George Washington University Medical Center, under the chairmanship of Robert J. Neviaser, M.D. While training under Dr. Neviaser, a former American Shoulder and Elbow Society President and world-renowned hand surgeon, Dr. Bhatnagar developed a keen interest in shoulder, elbow, and hand problems.

Following residency, Dr. Bhatnagar pursued specialty training as an Upper Extremity Fellow (Shoulder, Elbow, and Hand) at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. This is one of the most sought-after and difficult fellowships to obtain, due to the training received by world-famous upper extremity surgeons, including Dr. Mark Baratz, Dr. Dean Sotereanos, Dr. Christopher Schmidt, and Dr. Thomas Hughes. During his tenure at Allegheny General Hospital, Dr. Bhatnagar also had the opportunity to help participate in the care of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Through his career, Dr. Bhatnagar has enjoyed the opportunity to teach, engage in research, and publish. He has authored numerous articles and text book chapters. Additionally, he has spoken at both national and international conferences. In addition to special expertise in upper extremity pathology, Dr. Bhatnagar also practices general orthopedics, sports medicine, and joint replacement (total hips and total knees).

Dr. Bhatnagar’s wife is a resident physician. He enjoys running, weight training, and spending time with his wife and family. He is fluent in Hindi and Punjabi and intermediate in Spanish.


Orthopedic Surgeon
Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon
Hand Surgeon