Suzanne J. Walters, MD

Biography

Suzanne J. Walters, MD

Dr. Suzanne Jaffe Walters holds a BA from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, where she lettered in both swimming and tennis and graduated in 3 years. She moved to NYC where she received a MS in Biochemical Nutrition from Columbia University. She received her medical degree from MCP-Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and stayed on to complete her Residency at MCP- Hahnemann as well. She then went on to complete fellowships in Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine at Harvard’s Boston Children’s Hospital, and Pediatric Orthopaedics at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Walters is board certified in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, and formerly served as the Director of Sports Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center. She has co-authored articles in her field, served as speaker in numerous symposiums, and has been a member of the esteemed ROCK (Research in OsteoChondritis of the Knee) study group. Dr. Walters has over 15 years of experience taking care of athletes of all ages and has a particular interest in taking care of the young athlete. She specializes in minimally invasive techniques in both the knee and shoulder. She is conservative in her approach, treating nonsurgical and surgical issues, and strives to educate her patients and their parents so that informed decisions can be made. Dr. Walters maintains her own rigorous sports schedule, as well as that of her two young daughters. She continues to compete as a Masters swimmer and enjoys watching from the sidelines as her daughters compete in both swimming and tennis.

Specialties

Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine:

  • Ligament Reconstruction (including Physeal Sparing ACL Procedures)
  • Meniscus Tear, including Discoid Meniscus
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Little Leaguer’s Shoulder and Elbow
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Stress Fractures
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans Lesions/Cartilage Injury
  • Other Sports Related Injuries

General Pediatric Orthopaedic Issues, including:

  • Fracture Care
  • Physeal (Growth Plate) Injuries
  • Overuse Issues
  • Playground Injuries

 

UNDERGRADUATE

Brandeis University,

Waltham, MA

GRADUATE

Columbia University,

New York, NY

MEDICAL SCHOOL

MCP-Hahnemann University Hospital, 

Philadelphia, PA

RESIDENCY

Orthopaedic Surgery, MCP-Hahnemann University Hospital,

Philadelphia, PA

FELLOWSHIP

Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine, Harvard/Boston Children’s Hospital,

Boston, MA

 

Pediatric Orthopadics, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 

Baltimore, MD

PROFESSIONAL DISTINCTIONS
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • PRISM (Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine)- Founding Member
  • ROCK (Research in OsteoChondritis of the Knee) Group-Invited Memeber
  • AAOS.AAP- OCD Review Committee

Contact Details

You may contact Dr. Walters via email.

This e-mail account is checked and responded to by Dr. Walters’ medical assistant, Monday through Friday during normal business hours. This email WILL NOT be checked during evenings, weekends or holidays. Messages can also be sent through our Patient Portal.

This e-mail is not intended for emergencies or time-sensitive issues. Your message will typically receive a response within 48 hours. We appreciate your patience.

Surgery Scheduling for Dr. Walters: Contact Hannah Kang – by email or call (240) 482-3118.

Please note, if you have an urgent medical issue or other urgent matter please call the main office at (301) 530-1010. An on-call doctor is available at this number during evenings, weekends and holidays.

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your care.

 

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