Christopher M. Farrell, M.D.

Christopher M. Farrell, M.D.

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Location: Orthopaedic Specialists of Metropolitan Washington – Silver Spring


Christopher M. Farrell, M.D. specializes in hip and knee replacement as well as sports injuries of the knee.  After having trained at the Mayo Clinic for residency, he completed his first fellowship at the Insall Scott Kelly Institute in New York City.  Dr. Farrell continued his training in New York with a second fellowship in Hip Arthroplasty at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Farrell is experienced in complex problems of the knee and the hip. He has been awarded several Top Doctor honors in multiple publications. He practices at Orthopaedic Specialists of Metropolitan Washington division in Silver Spring, Maryland.  

Areas Of Expertise

Hip and knee replacement

ACL injury and repair

Meniscal injuries and repair

Fracture treatment



Orthopaedic Surgery

Adult Reconstructive Surgery

Sports Medicine of the Knee

Medical Degree

  • Doctor of Medicine, Georgetown School of Medicine, Washington, DC 


  • Residency, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN 


  • Fellowship, Joint Reconstruction Fellowship at Hospital For Special Surgery/Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • Fellowship, Joint Reconstruction and Sports Medicine Knee
  • Fellowship with the Insall Scott Kelly Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY 


Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Montgomery County Medical Society
  • MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society
  • Georgetown Clinical Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Major Accomplishments

  • Top Doctor, Orthopedic Surgery, Washingtonian Magazine - 2010, 2012, 2014
  • Top Doctor, Orthopedic Surgery, Super Doctors Magazine - 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Consumers Checkbook Top Doctor 2014
  • Edward D. Henderson, MD prize for Excellence in Medical Writing, Mid-America Orthopedic Association - 2003
  • The Faculty Research Award as a participant in the Mark B. Coventry Clinical Research Competition, Mayo Foundation, Department of Orthopedic Surgery -2003.
  • Chapter in Insall The Knee textbook
  • Author and co-author of multiple articles in several medical journals.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Magna cum laude, Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • The Dr. Michael Barrette Medal
  • The American Institute of Chemists Award
  • John T. Adams Fellowship