Richard Kinnard Sr., M.D. Physician


Richard Kinnard, Sr., M.D. is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience. Dr. Kinnard voluntarily re-certified in 2008.

Dr. Kinnard has experience in advanced arthroscopic surgery techniques for rotator cuff tear, shoulder instability and complex knee reconstruction. He is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in the Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. area who has performed hip arthroscopy for labral repair and femoral acetabular impingement. Though Dr. Kinnard no longer performs surgery due to hand arthritis, his patients benefit from his long experience in these areas. 

After undergraduate education at Lafayette College, Dr. Kinnard earned his Medical Degree at Drexel/Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His General Surgery Internship was completed at the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate Hospital, also in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Kinnard completed an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital/Thomas Jefferson University combined orthopaedic training program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

While in Philadelphia, Dr. Kinnard served as Associate Team Physician for the Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Flyers as well as Head Team Physician for Rowan University.  In Washington D.C., he served an Associate Team physician for U.S. Soccer during the 1996 Olympics and as team physician for the Washington Warthogs indoor soccer team, as well as for multiple high schools.  He was team physician for the Washington Rugby Football super league team, as well as a player. 

While serving as a military parachutist for the US Army, Dr. Kinnard cared for 19th and 20th Special Forces Groups (Airborne) as a battalion surgeon. 

Dr. Kinnard currently serves as Medical Director for Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery at Howard County General Hospital.

Areas Of Expertise

Sports Medicine

Non-operative Orthopaedics

Shoulder Disorders

Knee Disorders

Hip Disorders


  • Sports Medicine Physician
  •  Non-operative Orthopaedist

Medical Degree

Hahnemann University School of Medicine; Philadelphia, PA


Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Philadelphia, PA


Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Orthopaedics; Philadelphia, PA


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Independent Medical Examiners

Professional Associations

Dr. Kinnard is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the Special Operations Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Medical and Chirurgical Society of the State of Maryland.  

Major Accomplishments

Developed The Joint Academy

Currently serves as Medical Director for Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery at Howard County General Hospital.

Hospital Affiliations

Howard County General Hospital