Joshua M. Abzug, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Pediatrics
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
About Joshua M. Abzug, MDToggle accordion item
Dr. Joshua Abzug was named a Top Doctor in the specialty of Pediatric Orthopaedics by Baltimore magazine in 2016 and 2018.
Dr. Abzug is a pediatric orthopedist who has completed specialty training in problems related to the entire pediatric upper extremity and fractures involving the whole body. He is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents and fellows as part of his position at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In addition, he teaches numerous physicians at the local, regional and national levels.
Dr. Abzug is also actively involved in research projects pertaining to the pediatric upper extremity and has presented his findings locally, nationally and internationally. This research has been published in medical journals. Dr. Abzug has also authored multiple book chapters.
Sports Medicine for Gymnasts and Cheerleaders
By college, more than half of competitive gymnasts & cheerleaders have had upper limb surgery from injuries caused by a negative impact on their growth plates during development. Dr. Abzug is the only fellowship-trained pediatric upper extremity surgeon in the region and offers specialized care for these athletes. He is also involved in an NIH clinical trial that studies how a specific injection can help to prevent injury and development complications in upper limb growth plates.
External Professional Relationships
A University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedics faculty members may have external professional relationships with health-care related businesses. These relationships often lead to the development of new treatments and therapies. The Department of Orthopaedics believes that transparency and honesty in the reporting of these relationships are essential to maintaining trust with our patients and mitigating any conflicts of interest or perceived conflicts that may arise.
All external professional relationships maintained by members of the University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedics are reviewed and approved in advance by the Dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) for conformance with UM SOM policies in regarding conflicts of interest, conflicts of commitment and professionalism.
As of May 2017, Dr. Abzug disclosed the following external professional relationships:
- Axogen, Inc.: Consulting relationship
- Springer: Royalties
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UM Prince George's Hospital Center
UM St. Joseph Medical Center
UM Upper Chesapeake Health
UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute
University of Maryland Medical Center
Member of UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.
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Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 2004
Drexel University College of Medicine, 2009
Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann Hospital, 2005
Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann Hospital, 2009
Shriners Hospital for Children of Pennsylvania and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children - , 2011
Thomas Jefferson University Medical College, The Philadelphia Hand Center - Hand & Upper Extremity, 2010
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Surgery of the Hand, 2014
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery, 2013
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