Marc E.  Rankin, M.D.

Marc E. Rankin M.D. Physician


Dr. Rankin is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and he holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. He has particular expertise in the fields of cartilage preservation and restoration, meniscus transplantation, complex knee and shoulder soft tissue reconstruction procedures, and minimally invasive knee replacement surgery.  A native Washingtonian, for the last 17 years Dr. Rankin has provided exceptional operative and nonoperative musculoskeletal care to area high school and collegiate student athletes as well as individuals of all ages wanting to maintain an active lifestyle. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Howard University College of Medicine. He places a premium on patient education and their participation in formulating a treatment plan. When not a work, Dr. Rankin enjoys playing tennis, golf, bicycling, and spending time with his wife and three children.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Knee and shoulder arthroscopy
  • Anterior cruciate and multiligament reconstruction
  • Articular cartilage repair and transplantation
  • Meniscus repair and transplantation
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder labral repair and biceps tenodesis
  • Patella realignment and resurfacing
  • Patella and quadriceps tendon repair/reconstruction
  • Unicompartment knee replacement
  • Minimally invasive total knee replacement


  • Sports Medicine
  • Adult Joint Reconstruction

Medical Degree

  • Howard University College of Medicine (1997)


  • Howard University Hospital (2002)


  • Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center (2003)


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

Professional Associations

  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Bethesda Chevy Chase Surgery Center