James S. Gardiner, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist
James S. Gardiner, M.D.

James S. Gardiner, MD

Dr. Gardiner is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopic knee, and shoulder surgery, as well total and partial knee replacements. Dr. Gardiner has been in practice in Montgomery County since 1995 and has offices located in North Bethesda and Germantown.

Dr. Gardiner has been selected numerous times as one of Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Orthopedists and Top Sports Medicine Physicians. He has been recognized as one of Baltimore- Washington’s Super Doctors, Checkbook Magazine’s Top Doctors, and Chesapeake Bay Magazine’s Top Orthopedists. He has served as team physician at Seneca Valley High School for eighteen years and has been involved at Georgetown Prep and many other local high schools for over 20 years.

Dr. Gardiner has lectured both locally and internationally and has written or co – authored 7 peer review articles. He has been interviewed on T.V. and radio for his expertise in orthopedics and sports medicine.

Dr. Gardiner was born and raised in Montgomery County. He attended Gonzaga High School, Boston College and Georgetown Medical School. He completed his orthopedic training and sports medicine fellowship at Seton Hall University. He has been in practice in Montgomery County for 20 years. He is on staff at Suburban Hospital, Shady Grove Hospital and The Surgery Center of Chevy Chase. Dr. Gardiner also served as the director of orthopedic surgery at Project Medishare Hospital in Port Au Prince, Haiti for eight days, three weeks after the devastating earthquake in February 2010.

Dr. Gardiner lives in Potomac, MD with his wife of twenty five years and his three children. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys golf, tennis, cycling, skiing, fishing and hunting.

Practice Information

Maryland Orthopedic Specialists

6430 Rockledge Dr. Suite 510 Bethesda MD 20817
19847 Century Blvd. Suite 205 Germantown MD 20874
(March 3, 2009–Present)

Metro Orthopedic & Sports Therapy (January 1, 2004–March 1, 2009)

Solo Practice (1995-January 1, 2004)

Hospital Staff Privileges

Suburban Hospital
Vice Chairman Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery 2001-2003
Board of Trustees (2002-2004)
Chevy Chase Surgery Center
Shady Grove Hospital

Licensure and Certification:

Board Certified with American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Board Certified in Sports Medicine, Certificate of Added Qualification Licensed in Maryland by the Maryland Board of Physicians: #D004713


Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctors: (2010, 2012)
Checkbook Magazine Top Doctors: (2011, 2013)
Washington Baltimore Super Doctors: (2011, 2012, 2013)
Chesapeake Magazine Top Doctors: (2012)
Washingtonian Magazine Top Sports Medicine Doctors: (2012)


ABC Worldwide Radio News, (2004–Present)
E.S.P.N. Radio, Tony Kornheuser Show, (2002–Present)


Seton Hall University, Patterson, NJ
Resident in Orthopedic Surgery St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center (1989-1994)

Seton Hall University, Patterson, NJ
St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center
Sports Medicine Fellowship
Vincent K. McInerney, M.D. (1994-1995)

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Newark, NJ
Internship in General Surgery (june 1988-july 1989)

Georgetown University, School of Medicine. Washington, D.C.
Doctor of Medicine (1984-1988)

Georgetown University. Washington, D.C.
Masters of Physiology (1983-1984)

Boston College. Boston, MA
Bachelor of Science, Biology (1979-1983)

Team Physician

Assistive Team Physician Montclair State University (1989-1995)

Assistive Team Physician, U.S. Team Tennis (1993-1995)

Assistive Team Physician, Seton Hall University (1992-1995)

Wooton High School (1996-2000)

Team Physician, Bowie State College (2003-2004)

Seneca Valley High School (1998-Present)

Georgetown Prep High School (2002-Present)



Treatment of Claw Hand Deformities in War Casualties. American Associate of Hand Surgery, Cancun, Mexico. Dec. 3-5 1994

Treatment of Developmental Dislocatgion Patella, New Jersey Orthopaedic Symposium, Somerset, New Jersey,1993

Prostaglandin Induced Cortical Hypertosis, Eastern Orthopaedic Association Orlando, Florida, Oct. 15-18, 1993

Causes of Cortical Hypertosis in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Greater New York Conference
of Perianal Research, Glen Cove, New York, Oct. 26-29, 1992

Spine Infections, New Jersey Orthopaedic Symp
osium, Somerset, New Jersey, Oct. 23-24, 1992

Treatment of Cerespinal Fluid Leaks after Operation on the Spine, North
American Spine Society, Boston, MA, July 10-12, 1992

Prostaglandin Induced Cortical Hypertosis. A new Entity. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, New Jersey/New York Orthopaedic Symposium, April 6-10, 1992

Tibial Nonunions, New Jersey Orthopaedic Symposium, Somerset New Jersey, Oct. 1992

Cement Disease in revision in Total Hip Arthroplasty, New Jersey Orthopaedic
Somerset, New Jersey, Oct. 1990

The Generation of Compliment Activation Products by Endotoxins. The
International Endotoxin Society, San Diego California, May 13-19, 1990

Pyomyositis-A New Clinical Entity in the HIV Positive Infant, Greater Metropolitan Infectious Disease Conference, Patterson, New Jersey. Dec. 10, 1989

Maryland Orthopedic Specialists, a Division of the Centers for Orthopedics

19847 Century Boulevard
Suite 205
Germantown, MD 20874

Tel: 301 515 0900

6430 Rockledge Drive
Suite 510
Bethesda, MD 20817

Tel: 301 515 0900

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Seton Hall University
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey