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, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
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.
Dr. Abzug currently holds the position of Junior Member-at Large for the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), a not-for-profit professional organization of over 1400 surgeons, physicians, and allied health members passionately dedicated to advancing musculoskeletal care for children and adolescents through education, research, quality, safety and value initiatives, advocacy, and global outreach to children in under-served areas.
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.
- Brachial plexus injuries: Dr. Abzug talks about treating brachial plexus injuries.
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, 2009
Drexel University College of Medicine, 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
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children - Pediatric Orthopaedics, 2011
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals - , 2010
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Surgery of the Hand, 2014
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery, 2013
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Dr. Abzug disclosed the following external professional relationships.
- Axogen, Inc.: Consulting relationship
- Springer: Royalties
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