R. Frank Henn, III, MD

  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedics

  • Chief, Sports Medicine



  • Orthopedic Surgery

About R. Frank Henn, III, MD

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Dr. Henn is an associate professor of orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a sports medicine physician at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is a team physician for the University of Maryland Terrapins.

Dr. Henn's clinical focus is the care of the shoulder, knee, and ankle. He specializes in cartilage restoration and joint repair techniques. Dr. Henn offers a complete range of surgical services including arthroscopy, ligament repair and reconstruction, tendon repair, tendon transfers, cartilage transplantation, osteochondral transplantation, osteotomies, and joint replacement. He has particular expertise in autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) and complex reconstructions of the shoulder and knee.

Dr. Henn has published numerous scientific papers on surgical outcomes, with a focus on patients' expectations and satisfaction. He is a Workers' Compensation specialist. The goal of Dr. Henn's ongoing research is to maximize treatment options and successful results for all patients.

Dr. Henn graduated from Brown University where he was a collegiate wrestler. He received his medical degree from Brown Medical School and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Henn completed a sports medicine fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital where he helped care for the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins and the New England Revolution. He also worked at the Brigham and Women's Hospital Cartilage Repair Center prior to coming to Maryland.
*Article about Dr. Henn performing a cartilage transplant and how it changed one patient's life.
External Professional Relationships
A University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedics faculty member 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 is 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. Henn disclosed the following external professional relationships:

  • None

Gender: Male


  • UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute

  • University of Maryland Medical Center

  • University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

  • Member of UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.