Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery

David S. Hungerford M.D.




Photos below were taken on June 4, 2008 before and during Hungerford’s final surgery performed with his son, Marc. This surgery is 2 knees at once.


The Surgical Team



Dr. Jacobs, a former fellow and current Chief of Ortho at Good Samaritan Hospital congratulates Dr. H.



Dr. Peroutka, a former fellow and current faculty member at Johns Hopkins also congratulating Dr. H.



Dr. Frassica, Chair, Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery, and Dr. Hungerford




David S. Hungerford, M.D.
40 years as an Innovator, Renowned Clinician, Superb Teacher

Until he retired in June, 2011, for the last 40 years, Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery and The Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore have owed their success and reputation in total joint surgery, in large part, to the work of renowned surgeon David S. Hungerford, M.D.

Considered one of the foremost hip and joint specialists in the world, Dr. Hungerford served for 28 years both as Chief of the Arthritis Division in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins, and as Chief of Orthopaedics at Good Samaritan Hospital. He completed his post-graduate training at the University of Rochester in New York, Oxford University in England (as a Girdlestone Fellow) and Johns Hopkins and is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery with Johns Hopkins Orthopaedics at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Dr. Hungerford focused his research and clinical work on total joint replacement, revision surgeries, cartilage regeneration and diagnosis and treatment of osteonecrosis. Good Samaritan has been the home for clinical research and innovation for development of knee and hip prostheses, cartilage restoration, and osteonecrosis (bone death), research.

In addition to his work in the field, Dr. Hungerford is credited with assembling one of the world's best arthritis divisions, which has been responsible for improving understanding of how a healthy musculoskeletal system functions and how it responds to osteoarthritis and osteonecrosis.

To support education and research efforts on osteonecrosis, in 1996 Dr. Hungerford created the National Osteonecrosis Foundation. In collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Center for Osteonecrosis Research and Education at Good Samaritan Hospital, the group has published brochures on adult and pediatric versions of the disease, as well as more than 60 journal articles, 25 chapters and two books.

In honor of his work, in 2000 Good Samaritan Hospital established The David S. Hungerford, M.D., Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery. We would like to extend our sincerest appreciation to Dr. Hungerford for all he has contributed to our orthopaedic program and the field of orthopaedics.

His son Marc carries on his legacy. Marc Hungerford, M.D., is chief of Johns Hopkins Orthopaedics at Good Samaritan. He also serves as director of JointExperience, an innovative patient care program for joint replacement.

Long recognized for his contribution to philanthropic medical organizations and causes worldwide, David Hungerford is Chairman of the Board of MAP, Internationa Medical Assistance Programs, MAP International promotes the total health of people living in the world's poorest communities by partnering in the provision of essential medicines , promotion of community health development and the prevention and mitigation of disease, disaster and other health threats.

Dr. Hungerford is also the founder of Christian Orthopedic Partners, the largest compassion orthopaedic ministry in the medical world. All volunteer staff, directors receive no salary. He is also a Board member of CURE International who are establishing teaching hospitals in the third world to serve the needs of the disabled.

Link to About Joints,
a website developed by Dr. Hungerford to discuss Arthritis and Total Joint Surgery

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