Joseph M. Layug M.D. Physician


Dr. Joseph Layug, M.D. is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. After completing his medical degree and orthopaedic surgery residency at Georgetown University, he began his private practice in 1995.  Dr. Layug previously served as the Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Laurel Regional Hospital from 2003 through 2016.  He has been appointed to the Columbia Association Medical Advisory Board which serves to improve the health and fitness of the Columbia, Maryland community and its members.

Dr. Layug maintains a general orthopaedic surgery practice with a special interest in sports medicine and arthroscopy.  After training and competing in his first Olympic distance triathlon at age 45, Dr. Layug has since developed a specific interest in the orthopaedic care of the endurance athlete. His personal training experiences (aka failures!) and interest in sports medicine provide a unique perspective in the orthopaedic treatment of the endurance athlete.

Areas Of Expertise

General Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy

Outpatient Partial and Total Knee Replacement Surgery


General Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Degree

Georgetown University School of Medicine; Washington, D.C.


Georgetown University Medical Center; Washington, D.C.


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

National Board of Medical Examiners

Professional Associations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Medical and Chirurgical Society of Maryland

Major Accomplishments

Columbia Association Medical Advisory Board

Board of Directors:  Maple Lawn Surgery Center

Former Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Laurel Regional Hospital

Published in peer-reviewed journals

Hospital Affiliations

Howard County General Hospital

Maple Lawn Surgery Center

Laurel Regional Hospital