John J. Keeling M.D., F.A.A.O.S. Physician


Dr. John Keeling is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He began his medical practice in 1999 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.  He has extensive training and experience in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery, Trauma and Post-traumatic deformity correction and Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Dr. Keeling is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and received his fellowship training at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He served as Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon and Director of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle and Trauma Service at The National Naval Medical Center as well as Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon to the U.S. Congress.

Areas Of Expertise

Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

Post Traumatic Reconstruction and Deformity Correction

Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy


Orthopaedic Surgery: Foot and Ankle

Orthopaedic Trauma

Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

Medical Degree

Georgetown University School of Medicine; Washington, D.C.


National Naval Medical Center; Bethesda, MD


Union Memorial Hospital; Baltimore, MD - Foot and Ankle Surgery


Fellow, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

STAR Ankle replacement certification

Reviewer, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS)

Advanced Concepts External Fixation

Certified Orthopaedic Educator

Professional Associations

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons

AO North America Trauma Faculty

Major Accomplishments

Over 30 major Orthopaedic Journal Publications

U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer

Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon, National Naval Medical Center

Director of Orthopaedic Foot and
Ankle and Trauma Service, National Naval Medical Center during OIF/OEF

Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon, U.S. Congress

Hospital Affiliations

Holy Cross Hospital

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Inova Loudoun Hospital 

Potomac Hospital

Suburban Hospital