Russell R. Bear, D.O., F.A.A.O.S.

Russell R. Bear D.O., F.A.A.O.S. Physician


Russell R. Bear, D.O., F.A.A.O.S. specializes in disorders of the shoulder and elbow and sports medicine injuries at the Chesapeake Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine division in Glen Burnie and Hanover, Maryland. Dr. Bear has attained a well-rounded background in the field of orthopaedic surgery through his twelve years with the United States Army.  He has been awarded the Bronze Star for his efforts in the care of combat-wounded soldiers and Afghanistan citizens. Dr. Bear has treated a variety of patients during his time in the field, including young athletes with ligamentous injuries, patients with fractures, and older individuals requiring joint replacement surgeries.


Dr. Bear earned his undergraduate degree from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Galloway, New Jersey prior to acquiring his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since then, he has served as Clinical Instructor and Associate Program Director for the orthopaedic surgery residency training program at his home institution and as a staff surgeon at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • General Orthopaedics


  • General Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine

Medical Degree

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Philadelphia, PA


William Beaumont Army Medical Center/ Texas Tech University of the Health Sciences Center; El Paso, TX


3B Orthopaedic at Penn/ Penn Orthopaedics Program; Philadelphia, PA


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine

Professional Associations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

Major Accomplishments

  • Bronze Star
  • CAQ in Sports Medicine
  • Associate Program Director, William Beaumont Army Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
  • Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, 31st Combat Support Hospital

Affiliated Surgery Centers

Baltimore Washington Medical Center