Charles F. Mess Jr., M.D. Physician


Charles F. Mess, Jr., M.D. specializes in sports medicine, total joint surgery and general orthopedics at the Potomac Valley Orthopaedic Associates division in Olney, Maryland. Fellowship trained at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Dr. Mess trained under the direction of Jesse D. Delee, M.D. who is a nationally renowned Sports Medicine doctor. Dr. Mess, Jr. also studied under Dr. Charles Rockwood who is world renowned for shoulder surgery and Dr. David Schmidt. Dr. David Schmidt is the head team physician for the San Antonio Spurs which gave Dr. Mess, Jr. the opportunity to interact with the team during his training. He also sees patients at the Columbia, Maryland office and the Germantown, Maryland office.

Areas Of Expertise

Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Total Joint Replacement: Anterior Hip and Knee


Sports Medicine

Total Joint Replacement

Medical Degree

Georgetown University Medical School; Washington, D.C.


University of Texas Health Science Center; San Antonio, TX


University of Texas Health Science Center; San Antonio, TX


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

New Technology & Techniques in Orthopaedic Trauma

The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

Certified in Anterior Hip and Partial Knee Replacement

Professional Associations

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

The Alamo Orthopaedic Society

Major Accomplishments

Research and Publications at the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting and Conference

Hospital Affiliations

Holy Cross Germantown Hospital

Howard County General Hospital

Montgomery General Hospital

Affiliated Surgery Centers

Hickory Ridge Surgery Center