Ira D. Gelb M.D. Physician


Ira D. Gelb, M.D. specializes in sports medicine, treating adult and pediatric athletic injuries at the Potomac Valley Orthopaedic Associates location in Columbia, Maryland. Dr. Gelb has been in practice since completing his sports medicine fellowship in 1997.   He has served as team physician for several high schools and is currently team doctor for Howard High School. His personal interests include skiing, water skiing, fitness training and golf.

Areas Of Expertise

Sports Medicine

Arthroscopic Surgery: Knee, Shoulder, Hip and Elbow

Joint Replacement: Knee, Shoulder and Hip


Sports Medicine

Medical Degree

University of Pennsylvania Medical School; Philadelphia, PA


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA


Sports Medicine: Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center; Cincinnati, OH


Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

Board Certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Professional Associations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Arthroscopy Association of North America

Major Accomplishments

Graduated Number One in his Class at Cornell University

Publications in Orthopedic Clinics of North America 

Hospital Affiliations

Holy Cross Germantown Hospital

Howard County General Hospital

Montgomery General Hospital

Affiliated Surgery Centers

Hickory Ridge Surgery Center