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Edward McFarland, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Lutherville, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital


Orthopaedic Surgery Lutherville, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Shoulder Surgery

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Wayne H. Lewis Professor of Orthopaedic and Shoulder Surgery, Co-Director, Division of Shoulder Surgery

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  • Office

    Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
    10803 Falls Road Pavilion III, Suite 2100
    Lutherville, MD 21093
    Phone+1 443-997-6754
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  • Dr. Edward McFarland is an orthopedic surgeon in Baltimore, MD and is a full professor at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Louisville School of Medicine, his residency at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester MD and his fellowship with The Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles. He has been in practice 35 years. He specializes in orthopedic shoulder conditions and their non-operative and operative treatments. He has special expertise in shoulder replacement surgery and reconstruction, including failed, infected or loose arthroplasties. He also treats shoulder conditions including rotator cuff problems, labrum tears, fractures, arthritis and instability. He sees many patients who have had failed operative procedures along with those seeking treatment for the first time or treated previously by other providers. He has published extensively on shoulder conditions and their treatment (over 250 peer review publications).

Education & Training

  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester)
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester)Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1983 - 1987
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester)
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester)Internship, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1982 - 1983
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine
    University of Louisville School of MedicineClass of 1982
  • Murray State University
    Murray State UniversityBS, 1974 - 1978

Certifications & Licensure

  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 1992 - 2023
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 1988 - 1994
  • MN State Medical License
    MN State Medical License 1983 - 1992
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2007-2014
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2013-2014
  • Top Doctors:Baltimore Area Castle Connolly, 2012
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Racial Disparities in the Use of Surgical Procedures in the US  
    Edward G Mcfarland, Savyasachi C Thakkar, JAMA Surgery
  • Treatment of Grade III Acromioclavicular Separations in Professional Baseball Pitchers: A Survey of Major League Baseball Team Physicians  
    Joseph N. Liu, Grant H. Garcia, Durham Weeks, Jacob Joseph, Orr Limpisvasti, Edward G. McFarland, Joshua S. Dines, The American Journal of Orthopedics, 7/11/2018
  • Complications Of Antibiotic Cement Spacers Used for Shoulder Infections.  
    Edward McFarland, Jorge Rojas, Jeremy Smalley, Amrut Borade, Jacob Joseph, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 7/2018
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Clinical Assessment of the Dynamic Shear Test for SLAP lesions.
    Sonal Sodha, Jacob Joseph, Amrut Borade, and Edward McFarland, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Meeting, Orlando FL, 1/1/2015
  • The relationship of preoperative
    Christine C. Johnson, Sonal Sodha, Juan Garzon-Muvdi, Steve Petersen, Edward G. McFarland, American Society of Anesthesiologists Score to Complication after Total Shoulder Arthroplasty; AAOS annual meeting, Chicago, IL, 1/1/2013
  • Is One-Stage Superior to Two-Stage Revision in the Treatment of Infection after Shoulder Arthroplasty? A Systematic Review
    Edward McFarland, Uma Srikumaran, Jiong J. Guo, Huilin Yang, Steve Petersen, ICSES, Japan, 1/1/2013
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  • Orthopedic Follies 
    Milton S. Hersey School of Medicine Pennsylvania State University, Hersey Pennsylvania - 1/1/2016
  • Clinical Utility of The Whipple Test for Partial Tears of the Supraspinatus Tendon 
    Providence, RI - 1/1/2010
  • Internal Impingement Fact or Fiction? 
    Washington DC - 1/1/2008
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  • Clinical and Ultrasonographic Evaluations of the Shoulders of Elite Swimmers 
  • Response to letter to the editor Re: “Humeral Head Osteonecrosis after Anterior Shoulder Stabilization in an Adolescent.” 
    Pateder DB, Park HB, Chronopoulos E, Fayad LM, McFarland EG, Response to letter to the editor Re: “Humeral Head Osteonecrosis after Anterior Shoulder Stabilizati
  • Current Concepts of Laxity Testing of the Shoulder in Baseball Players 
    McFarland EG, Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society Newsletter
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Press Mentions

  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement | Johns Hopkins Medicine
    Reverse Shoulder Replacement | Johns Hopkins MedicineNovember 18th, 2019
  • MariaPoppeRetirement
    MariaPoppeRetirementJanuary 8th, 2012
  • Bats and Balls, Not Base Runners, Cause Worst Injuries to Major League Catchers
    Bats and Balls, Not Base Runners, Cause Worst Injuries to Major League CatchersSeptember 8th, 2015
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