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Whether they need surgery or less invasive treatment options, patients should feel confident with their orthopedic surgeon. As a top orthopedist and sports medicine physician selected in Washingtonian Magazine, James S. Gardiner, MD, cares for men and women at The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics: Maryland Orthopedic Specialists Division in Bethesda and Germantown, Maryland.


After finishing his undergraduate studies at Boston College, Dr. Gardiner went directly into medical school. He completed his medical degree at Georgetown Medical School in Washington, DC, followed by his orthopedic residency training and sports medicine fellowship at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. To further specialize in his field, Dr. Gardiner earned his board certifications in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.


Dr. Gardiner specializes in all aspects of sports medicine and focuses on shoulder and knee surgeries, including partial and total knee replacements. He is on staff at Suburban Hospital, Shady Grove Hospital, and The Surgery Center of Chevy Chase, all in southern Maryland. Dr. Gardiner also serves as the team physician at Seneca Valley High School and stays involved in the care of athletes at several other local high schools.


When Dr. Gardiner isn’t in the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children. He's an avid outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman, skier, and cyclist. Dr. Gardiner also plays golf and tennis.




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)



Contact info:

Maryland Orthopedic Specialists, Bethesda, MD

Phone (appointments): 301-515-0900 | Phone (general inquiries): 301-515-0900

Address: 6710 A Rockledge Dr., Suite 130, Bethesda, MD 20817



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Dr. James S. Gardiner - America's Top 50 Doctors - Orthopedic Surgeon - Maryland

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