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Matthew Thompson, MD

Matthew Thompson, MD

Matthew M. Thompson, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, knee and shoulder surgery, as well as general orthopedics and fracture care.

He has served as an Assistant Team Physician for the New York Mets baseball team and provided team coverage for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he serves as Head Team Physician for Frostburg State University. He has taught courses in sports medicine and shoulder surgery both locally and nationally and is Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

At the University of Kansas, he graduated with honors in Chemical Engineering and participated on the Track & Field team. He completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at George Washington University in Washington, DC.  He then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the top-ranked Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

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In addition to treating sports injuries and general orthopedic issues in patients of all ages, he specializes in shoulder replacement and complex injuries of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. His research interests and publications include anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in young athletes, shoulder dislocations, hip biomechanics, and athletic injuries, and baseball-specific orthopedic injuries. Dr. Thompson has also received Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

A native of Kansas, Dr. Thompson enjoys outdoor sports, running, hiking, travel, and spending time with his wife and daughter.


  • Cumberland
  • Gaithersburg
  • Laurel
  • Silver Spring
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