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Mark Slabaugh, M.D.Orthopedic Surgeon sports medicine surgeon

Mark A.Slabaugh, M.D., is an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Slabaugh is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He specializes in arthroscopic repair of sports-related injuries and complex knee and shoulder reconstructions, including ACL/MCL tears,shoulder instability and rotator cuff tears and shoulder replacements.

Dr. Slabaugh serves patients and families of central Maryland, with office locations at Mercy Personal Physicians community-based facilities in Lutherville, Overlea and Reisterstown, as well as Mercy Medical Center in Downtown Baltimore.

Sports Medicine Physician Providing Specialized Care

Dr. Mark Slabaugh provides comprehensive treatment of sports and exercise related injuries, from overuse conditions such as bursitis, tendonitis and tennis elbow, to fractures and ligament tears. He has a particular focus in complex surgical reconstructions, including knee arthroscopy and total shoulder replacement.

Individualized Orthopedic Care for Every Athlete

Dr. Slabaugh treats athletes and active individuals of all ages, including youth and collegiate athletes, avid runners and weekend warriors. He works closely with each patient to develop individualized treatment and recovery plans, aimed at getting them back to their chosen sport or activity.

Throughout the treatment process, Dr. Slabaugh collaborates with colleagues and rehabilitation specialists while guiding patients through recovery and encouraging future prevention and care.

Experienced and Honored Military Surgeon

Dr. Slabaugh is a retired Colonel from the Medical Corps of the United States Air Force. During his tenure in the military, Dr. Slabaugh served a number of notable appointments, including President of the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons and Chief of Orthopedics at Andrews Air Force Base. His military career includes active duty assignments around the world with deployed tours to Iraq and Africa.

A highly experienced orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Slabaugh previously served as Chief of Sports Medicine for the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) where he was responsible for the team physician coverage for 27 Division 1 athletic programs. At USAFA, he was the head team physician for the USAFA football, baseball and men’s/women’s basketball teams. He has served as committee and board member on a number of prestigious organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He also serves as Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and has numerous awards, publications and presentations to his credit.

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship - Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • Residency - Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
  • Medical Degree - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland

Associations & Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • Maryland Orthopaedic Association (MOA)



Editorial Commentary: Knee Cartilage Restoration Does Not Greatly Improve Clinical Outcomes After High Tibial Osteotomy—In the Short Term

Mark Slabaugh M.D. (Editorial Board)

Open versus arthroscopic distal clavicle resection

Pensak M, Grumet RC, Slabaugh MA, Bach BR Jr.

Hip pain in active patients: what you may be missing

Frank RM, Slabaugh MA, Grumet RC, Bush-Joseph CA, Virkus WW, Nho SJ.

The Military Orthopedics Tracking Injuries and Outcomes Network: A Solution for Improving Musculoskeletal Care in the Military Health System

Mauntel TC, Tenan MS, Freedman BA, Potter BK, Provencher MT, Tokish JM, Lee IE, Rhon DI, Bailey JR, Burns TC, Cameron KL, Grenier ES, Haley CA, Leclere LE, McDonald LS, Owens BD, Pallis MP, Posner MA, Rivera JC, Roach CJ, Robins RJ, Schmitz MR, Sheean AJ, Slabaugh MA, Volk WR, Dickens JF.

Does the literature confirm superior clinical results in radiographically healed rotator cuffs after rotator cuff repair?

Slabaugh MA, Nho SJ, Grumet RC, Wilson JB, Seroyer ST, Frank RM, Romeo AA, Provencher MT, Verma NN.

Does the literature support double-row suture anchor fixation for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair? A systematic review comparing double-row and single-row suture anchor configuration

Nho SJ, Slabaugh MA, Seroyer ST, Grumet RC, Wilson JB, Verma NN, Romeo AA, Bach BR Jr.

Return to Sport After Nonoperative Management of Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries About the Elbow in Non-throwing Athletes

Mullikin IA, Robins R, Jackson J, Slabaugh M.

An institution-specific analysis of ACL reconstruction failure

Frank RM, McGill KC, Cole BJ, Bush-Joseph CA, Bach BR Jr, Verma NN, Slabaugh MA.

CORR Insights®: Knee-to-Talus Donor-Site Morbidity Following Autologous Osteochondral Transplantation: A Meta-analysis with Best-case and Worst-case Analysis

Slabaugh MA.

A High-Sensitivity International Knee Documentation Committee Survey Index From the PROMIS System: The Next-Generation Patient-Reported Outcome for a Knee Injury Population

Tenan MS, Robins RJ, Sheean AJ, Dekker TJ; MOTION Collaborative; Bailey JR, Bharmal HM, Bradley MW, Cameron KL, Burns TC, Freedman BA, Galvin JW, Grenier ES, Haley CA, Hurvitz AP, LeClere LE, Lee I, Mauntel T, McDonald LS, Nesti LJ, Owens BD, Posner MA, Potter BK, Provencher MT, Rhon DI, Roach CJ, Ryan PM, Schmitz MR, Slabaugh MA, Tucker CJ, Volk WR, Dickens JF.

Managing the Return to Football During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Survey of the Head Team Physicians of the Football Bowl Subdivision Programs

Slabaugh AD, Belk JW, Jackson JC, Robins RJ, McCarty EC, LeClere LE, Slabaugh MA.

Generating the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Score Using Multivariable Predictive Models and Computer Adaptive Testing to Reduce Survey Burden

Tenan MS, Galvin JW, Mauntel TC, Tokish JM; MOTION Collaborative; Bailey JR, Barlow BT, Bevevino AJ, Bradley MW, Cameron KL, Burns TC, Eckel TT, Garcia EJ, Giuliani JR, Haley CA, Hurvitz AP, Janney CF, Kilcoyne KG, Lanzi JT, LeClere LE, McDonald LS, Min KS, Nesti LJ, Pallis M, Patzkowski JC, Posner MA, Potter BK, Provencher MA, Rhon DI, Roach CJ, Robins RJ, Ryan PM, Schmitz MR, Schuett DJ, Sheean AJ, Slabaugh MA, Smith JL, Volk WR, Waltz RA, Dickens JF.

Posterior hip pain in an athletic population: differential diagnosis and treatment options

Frank RM, Slabaugh MA, Grumet RC, Virkus WW, Bush-Joseph CA, Nho SJ.

The Evolving Role of the Orthopaedic Surgeon in Combat Zones and Austere Deployed Locations Since the 2012 Troop Drawdown

Slabaugh M, Kopolovich D, Robbins RJ, Trappey F.

Rotator cuff healing after continuous subacromial bupivacaine infusion: an in vivo rabbit study

Friel NA, Wang VM, Slabaugh MA, Wang F, Chubinskaya S, Cole BJ.

Lateral hip pain in an athletic population: differential diagnosis and treatment options

Grumet RC, Frank RM, Slabaugh MA, Virkus WW, Bush-Joseph CA, Nho SJ.

Incidence of Anterolateral Ligament Tears in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Deficient Knee: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis

Gaunder C, Campbell S, Sciortino M, Slabaugh M.

Complications associated with subpectoral biceps tenodesis: low rates of incidence following surgery

Nho SJ, Reiff SN, Verma NN, Slabaugh MA, Mazzocca AD, Romeo AA.

Rapid chondrolysis of the knee after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a case report

Slabaugh MA, Friel NA, Cole BJ.

Recurrent Instability and Surgery Are Common After Nonoperative Treatment of Posterior Glenohumeral Instability in NCAA Division I FBS Football Players

Tennent DJ, Slaven SE, Slabaugh MA, Cameron KL, Posner MA, Owens BD, LeClere LE, Rue JH, Tokish JM,

Biceps tenodesis with interference screw fixation: a biomechanical comparison of screw length and diameter

Slabaugh MA, Frank RM, Van Thiel GS, Bell RM, Wang VM, Trenhaile S, Provencher MT, Romeo AA, Verma NN.

Restoring the labral height for treatment of Bankart lesions: a comparison of suture anchor constructs

Slabaugh MA, Friel NA, Wang VM, Cole BJ.

Acute isolated lateral leg compartment syndrome following a peroneus longus muscle tear

Slabaugh M, Oldham J, Krause J.

The incidence of enlarged chondrons in normal and osteoarthritic human cartilage and their relative matrix density.

Lee GM, Paul TA, Slabaugh M, Kelley SS.

Outcomes of type II superior labrum, anterior to posterior (SLAP) repair: prospective evaluation at a minimum two-year follow-up.

Friel NA, Karas V, Slabaugh MA, Cole BJ.

Recommendations and treatment outcomes for patellofemoral articular cartilage defects with autologous chondrocyte implantation: prospective evaluation at average 4-year follow-up.

Pascual-Garrido C, Slabaugh MA, L'Heureux DR, Friel NA, Cole BJ.

Hip osseous morphology using computer navigation and plain radiographs.

Frank RM, Alland J, Grumet RC, Slabaugh MA, Williams JM, Wang VM, Espinoza Orias AA, Bach BR Jr, Nho SJ.

Timing of return of subscapularis function in open capsular shift patients.

Slabaugh MA, Bents RT, Tokish JM.

Meet Dr. Mark Slabaugh

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Mark Slabaugh, M.D.
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  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports mMedicine