Jonathan D. Packer, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics

UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.

Languages: English

Gender: Male


UM Orthopaedics Umbc

1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
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PH: 410-448-6400

FAX: 410-448-6351

University of Maryland Orthopaedics Columbia

5500 Knoll North Drive
Suite 100
Columbia, MD 21045
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FAX: 443-864-5210

University of Maryland Orthopaedics Camden

351 West Camden Street
Suite 501
Baltimore, MD 21201
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About Me

Dr. Jonathan Packer was named a "Top Doctor" in the specialty of Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine and General Orthopedics by Baltimore magazine in 2020.

Dr. Packer is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is a Board-Certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty certificate in Sports Medicine. He specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder.

Dr. Packer is an expert in surgical and non-surgical treatment of cartilage, meniscus, labrum, ligament and tendon injuries with the most advanced and minimally invasive techniques, including regenerative medicine such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

He treats patients of all ages and activity levels, from the elite athlete to the weekend warrior and believes in individualizing treatment based on each patient’s personal goals.

Dr. Packer received an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a Doctor of Medicine from Columbia University. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and a sports medicine fellowship at Stanford University.

Currently, Dr. Packer is a Team Physician for the University of Maryland Terrapins and the UMBC Retrievers. He has previously served as an Assistant Team Physician for the Golden State Warriors professional basketball team and Stanford University football team.

Dr. Packer is an active member of many national societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). He serves on several leadership committees, including the AAOS Sports Medicine Content Committee and Chair of the AAOS Sports Medicine Evaluation Committee.

Dr. Packer is an accomplished basic science and clinical researcher and has lectured at many national and international meetings. He has received several research awards, including the Achilles Sports Medicine Research Award by the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He has published numerous scientific manuscripts in prestigious orthopedic journals such as The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery and The American Journal of Sports Medicine. His research interests include soft-tissue healing, stem cells and cartilage restoration.

Your Health: Sports-Related Knee Injuries