Harlan C. Taliaferro, M.D.

Harlan C. Taliaferro M.D. Physician


Dr. Taliaferro is an ABOS Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon originally from St. Petersburg, Florida and a married father of two children. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed internship at the Washington Hospital Center and residency training at Howard University Hospital both in Washington, D.C.

His clinical interests are in shoulder surgery (rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability, shoulder replacement), as well as arthroscopic management of the hip in young athletes. He has nearly 20 years of clinical experience in orthopaedics and is a decorated veteran of the U.S. Navy and served an 8 month deployment with the U.S. Marines during Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

Dr. Taliaferro's patient care philosophy is to listen thoroughly to patient concerns, then educate and explain in the simplest terms their condition or injury pattern and take ample time to answer questions.

Areas Of Expertise







MAKOplasty (Robotic Assisted Joint Replacement)

Arthroscopy Of The Hip, Shoulder, Knee, Ankle, And Elbow

Medical Degree

Meharry Medical College; Nashville, TN


Howard University Hospital; Washington, DC


Diplomate, American Board Of Orthopaedic Surgeons (recertified through 2026)

Certified On MAKOplasty Platforms for Total Hip, Total Knee And Partial Knee Arthroplasty

Professional Associations

Fellow, American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Member, Maryland Orthopaedic Association (MOA)

Member, Eastern Orthopaedic Association (EOA)

Past Member, Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)

Lifetime Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Major Accomplishments

Testimony to the Maryland General Assembly to promote passage of Chapter 583 of the Maryland Code facilitating Maryland Licensure for Board-Certified Physicians and Veterans in May 2013

Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Navy Commendation Medal

Hospital Affiliations

Calvert Health Medical Center; Prince Frederick, MD

Affiliated Surgery Centers

Prince Frederick Surgery Center; Prince Frederick, MD

Advanced Surgery Center Bethesda; Bethesda, MD

Surgery Center of Chevy Chase; Chevy Chase, MD