About

Dr. Anand Murthi is the Chief, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, where he also serves as the Director of the Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship and Research. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in shoulder and elbow surgery, who sees patients in Timonium (Baltimore County) and in Baltimore at MedStar Union Memorial.

Dr. Murthi received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed his general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He completed the internationally recognized fellowship in shoulder and elbow reconstruction at the New York Orthopaedic Hospital-Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He is the current section editor for the journal “Current Orthopaedic Practice”. He also sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty.  He has published and presented numerous research papers on a national and international stage.  As a teacher he has been involved in teaching physicians around the country surgical techniques in shoulder and elbow surgery.  He is former president and founding member of the Association of Clinical Elbow and Shoulder Surgeons (ACESS) group. He is also an elected member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society (ASES), an international group of shoulder and elbow surgeons dedicated to the mission of teaching and research for which he has chaired the Education Committee.  Recently he was elected to the Neer Circle of ASES. He currently is a co-chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society which holds an annual regional scientific meeting.

Dr. Murthi has been involved in the development of numerous implants for clinical care. These include total shoulder and reverse shoulder replacement, pyrocarbon resurfacing humerus, proximal humerus fracture plate, clavicle plating system and others. Currently he is involved in designing for robotic assisted shoulder replacement. He and his colleague have also designed the first international shoulder data registry (Shoulder JAM by OBERD).
Dr. Murthi specializes in the treatment of:

  • complex shoulder and elbow reconstruction
  • shoulder and elbow arthritis
  • shoulder and elbow replacement surgery
  • shoulder and elbow fractures
  • rotator cuff pathology
  • shoulder and elbow instability (dislocations)
  • injuries in the throwing athlete
  • neurologic diseases of the shoulder
  • arthroscopic surgery
  • revision surgery
  • repetitive motion disorders
  • frozen shoulder
  • sports related shoulder and elbow problems.

He has been honored as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly.

Credentials

Board Certification
  • Orthopaedic Surgery (Primary); certified in 2003
Education
  • Fellowship Program Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (2001)
  • Residency Program George Washington University Hospital (2000)
  • Residency Program George Washington University Hospital (1996)
  • Medical School Case Western Reserve University (1995)

Conditions Treated

Locations

Timonium

  • Phone: 410-560-3480

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

  • Phone: (410) 554-2270
  • Fax: (410) 554-2832

Videos

Meet Dr. Anand Murthi

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Swimmers Shoulder

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Stemless Shoulder Surgery

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Stemless Shoulder Replacement Surgery

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Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery

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Insurance

MedStar Health Providers participate with a wide range of health insurance products. We accept self-pay patients and the insurances plans listed below. This list is not comprehensive, it is updated periodically and is subject to change. If you do not see your health insurance plan or product listed, or if you have any questions regarding MedStar Health’s participation with your health plan, please contact your health plan to verify participation with our providers.

Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • AETNA 13
    • AETNA — Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • AETNA — Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS) Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • AETNA — Aetna HMO Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • AETNA — Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA Innovation Health: POS Open HMO Opoen HMO Option Open EPO Plus
    • AETNA — Aetna Managed Choice (POS) Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • AETNA — Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS) Choice POS & Choice POS II Innovation Health: Open POS Plus Open POS II
    • AETNA — Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • AETNA — Aetna Open Choice (PPO) Innovation Health: PPO
    • AETNA — Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • AETNA — Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • AETNA — Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO) Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • AETNA — Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • AETNA — Aetna Worker’s Compensation Network
  • CAREFIRST 8
    • CAREFIRST — CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CAREFIRST — CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access BlueChoice Open Access Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO POS)
    • CAREFIRST — CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CAREFIRST — CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CAREFIRST — CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CAREFIRST — CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CAREFIRST — CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CAREFIRST — CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO HealthyBlue PPO
  • CIGNA 6
    • CIGNA HEALTH CARE — CIGNA EPO PPO and PPO Plus Choice Fund PPO
    • CIGNA HEALTH CARE — CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA HEALTH CARE — CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA) Network OA POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA HEALTH CARE — CIGNA Indemnity
    • CIGNA HEALTH CARE — CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA HEALTH CARE — Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK 4
    • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK — Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK — Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK — Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK — First Health PPO
  • FIRST HEALTH 1
    • FIRST HEALTH (NOW COVENTRY) — FIRST HEALTH
  • MEDSTAR FAMILY CHOICE 2
    • MEDSTAR FAMILY CHOICE — MedStar Family Choice – Maryland Health Choice
    • MEDSTAR FAMILY CHOICE — MedStar Family Choice-DC Healthy Families
  • MEDSTAR SELECT 1
    • MEDSTAR SELECT — MedStar Select
  • MEDSTAR MEDICARE CHOICE 1
    • MEDSTAR MEDICARE CHOICE — MedStar Medicare Choice
  • PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS INC. 1
    • PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS INC. (PHCS) — Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
  • TRICARE 4
    • TRICARE — Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • TRICARE — Tricare Prime
    • TRICARE — Tricare Standard
    • TRICARE — Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE 12
    • UNITED HEALTHCARE — M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • UNITED HEALTHCARE — M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • UNITED HEALTHCARE — Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • UNITED HEALTHCARE — OneNet PPO Inc.
    • UNITED HEALTHCARE — Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • UNITED HEALTHCARE — Optimum Choice United Healthcare Navigate United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • UNITED HEALTHCARE — United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • UNITED HEALTHCARE — United Healthcare Choice United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • UNITED HEALTHCARE — United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO GEHA Compass Rose)
    • UNITED HEALTHCARE — United Healthcare Select HMO – EPO/NPP
    • UNITED HEALTHCARE — United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • UNITED HEALTHCARE — United Student Resources