About

Richard Y. Hinton, MD, MPH, PT, is the medical director of MedStar Sports Medicine,director of the MedStar Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, and an attending orthopaedic surgeon at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Hinton’s practice is concentrated on knee and shoulder conditions and involves athletes at the recreational, scholastic, collegiate, and professional levels of play. Dr. Hinton specializes in ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) reconstruction and revision surgery. He has a special interest in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, including ACL injuries and

Dr. Hinton specializes in ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) reconstruction and revision surgery. He has a special interested in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, including ACL injuries and osteocondritis dissecans. Having trained at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia, Dr. Hinton began his sports medicine career as a physical therapist and certified athletic trainer. He then received his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and residency training in orthopaedic surgery at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He completed fellowship training in both pediatric orthopaedic surgery and adult sports medicine at these same institutions. He then received his Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins with a concentration in epidemiology and injury prevention.

Dr. Hinton has served as a team physician for the NFL Baltimore Ravens, Towson University, Loyola University, Morgan State University, the Women’s US National Lacrosse Team, and a number of scholastic and youth organizations. He is an executive board member of US Lacrosse’s Sports Science Committee and co-director of the nation’s leading lacrosse-specific sports medicine program at MedStar Health. He has served as president of the Maryland Orthopaedic Association and held membership on various AOSSM committees, as well as the Maryland Board of Physicians Athletic Trainers Oversight Committee.

Dr. Hinton has authored numerous articles in the areas of injury epidemiology, lacrosse sports medicine, ACL injury, and reconstruction and knee conditions in the skeletally immature. He is a frequent invited speaker at regional and national medical meetings and public conferences focused particularly on youth sports medicine.

Dr. Hinton was named a 2017 “Top Doc” by Baltimore Magazine for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

Credentials

Board Certification
  • Sports Medicine (Primary)
  • Orthopaedic Surgery; certified in 2002
Education
  • Fellowship Program Johns Hopkins Hospital (1997)
  • Residency Program MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (1996)
  • Medical School Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1990)
  • Fellowship Program MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (1998)
  • Internship Program MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (1991)

Conditions Treated

Locations

Timonium

  • Phone: 410-560-3480

Hunt Valley

  • Phone: 877-34ORTHO

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

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

Bel Air

  • Phone: 410-877-8088
  • Fax: (410) 877-8083

Videos

US Lacrosse: ACL Injuries

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US Lacrosse: Head Injuries

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2013 Sports Medicine Forum

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Hamstring Autograft Technique (ACL)

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Meet Dr. Hinton: Baltimore Ravens Physician

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Insurance

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
  • MEDSTAR FAMILY CHOICE 2
    • MEDSTAR FAMILY CHOICE — MedStar Family Choice – Maryland Health Choice
    • MEDSTAR FAMILY CHOICE — MedStar Family Choice-DC Healthy Families
  • MEDSTAR MEDICARE CHOICE 1
    • MEDSTAR MEDICARE CHOICE — MedStar Medicare Choice
  • FIRST HEALTH 1
    • FIRST HEALTH (NOW COVENTRY) — FIRST HEALTH
  • MEDSTAR SELECT 1
    • MEDSTAR SELECT — MedStar Select
  • TRICARE 4
    • TRICARE — Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • TRICARE — Tricare Prime
    • TRICARE — Tricare Standard
    • TRICARE — Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
  • PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS INC. 1
    • PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS INC. (PHCS) — Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
  • 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