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R. Frank Henn, MD

Academic Title:


Primary Appointment:


Administrative Title:

Residency Program Director of Orthopaedics; Director, Program in Sports Medicine; Interim Chair, Department of Orthopedics


University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute, 1154

Phone (Primary):

To make an appointment: 410-448-6416

Phone (Secondary):

Secretary: 667-214-2733



Education and Training

  • Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, MD, 2004
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Internship in General Surgery, 2005
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2009
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Fellowship in Sports Medicine, 2010


Dr. Henn is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a sports medicine physician at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is a team physician for the University of Maryland Terrapins and Retrievers.

Dr. Henn's clinical focus is the care of the shoulder, knee, and ankle. He specializes in cartilage restoration and joint repair techniques. Dr. Henn offers a complete range of surgical services, including arthroscopy, ligament repair and reconstruction, tendon repair, tendon transfers, cartilage transplantation, osteochondral transplantation, osteotomies, and joint replacement. He has particular expertise in autologous chondrocyte implantation and complex reconstruction of the shoulder and knee.

Dr. Henn has published numerous scientific papers on surgical outcomes, with a focus on patients' expectations and satisfaction. He is a Workers' Compensation specialist. The goal of Dr. Henn's ongoing research is to maximize treatment options and successful results for all patients.

While at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Henn helped care for the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, and New England Revolution. He also worked at the Brigham and Women's Hospital Cartilage Repair Center before to coming to Maryland.

Dr. Henn has been recognized by Baltimore magazine as a "Top Doctor" in "Orthopaedic Surgery: Sports Medicine" for 2017.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Arthroscopic surgery; Autologous chondrocyte implantation; Cartilage restoration and transplantation; Joint replacement; Knee injuries; Knee ligament, cartilage, and meniscus surgery Knee surgery Ligament reconstruction of the knee Ligament repair and reconstruction Meniscus repair Meniscus surgery of the knee Meniscus transplant Shoulder injuries Sports medicine Tendon repair and reconstruction

Highlighted Publications

Christian MW, Griffith C, Schoonover C, Zerhusen T, Coale M, O'Hara N, Henn RF III, O'Toole RV, Sciadini M. Construct validation of a novel hip fracture fixation surgical simulator. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2018;26(19):689–697.

Kolakowski L, Lai JK, Duvall GT, Jauregui JJ, Dubina AG, Jones DL, Williams KM, Hasan SA, Henn RF III, Gilotra MN. Neer Award 2018:Benzoyl peroxide effectively decreases preoperative Cutibacterium acnes shoulder burden: A prospective randomized controlled trial. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2018;27(9):1539–1544.

Jauregui JJ, Nadarajah V, Shield WP III, Henn RF III, Gilotra M, Hasan SA. Reverse shoulder arthroplasty: Perioperative considerations and complications. J Bone Joint Surg 2018;6(8):e3.

Shiu B, Song X, Iacangelo A, Kim H, Jazini E, Henn RF, Gilotra MN, Hasan SA. Os acromiale fixation: A biomechanical comparison of polyethylene suture versus stainless steel wire tension band. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2016;25(12):2034–2039.

Jazini E, Shiu B, Robertson A, Russell JP, Iacangelo A, Henn RF III, Hasan SA. A biomechanical analysis of anchor placement for Bankart repair: Effe ct of portal placement. Orthopedics 2016;39(2):e323–e327.

Gilotra M, Nguyen T, Christian M, Davis D, Henn RF III, Hasan SA. Botulinum toxin is detrimental to repair of a chronic rotator cuff tear in a rabbit model. J Orthop Res 2015;33(8):1152–1157.

Talale T, Pratt SJ, Vanegas C, Xu S, Henn RF III, Yarowsky P, Lovering RM. Site-specific targeting of platelet-rich plasma via superparamagnetic nanoparticles. Orthop J Sports Med 2015;3(1).

Morgan RT, Henn RF III, Paryavi E, Dreese J. Injury to the suprascapular nerve during superior labrum anterior and posterior repair: Is a rotator interval portal safer than an anterosuperior portal? Arthroscopy 2014;30(11):1418–1423.