Jonathan D. Packer, MD
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
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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.
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Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2008
Yale University School of Medicine, 2014
Stanford University Medical Center - Department of Orthopedic Surgery - Sports Medicine, 2015
Hospital for Special Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery Research Fellowship, 2009
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 2018
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery, 2017
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UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute
University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus
University of Maryland Medical Center
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External Professional Relationships
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Dr. Packer disclosed the following external professional relationships:
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