Suzanne J. Walters, MD


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.


Sports Medicine

Women’s Sports Medicine

Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine

Minimally Invasive / Arthroscopic Surgery

Pediatric Fracture Care




ACL Tears (Including Physeal Sparing Reconstruction)

Meniscal Tear

Discoid Meniscus

Cartilage Injuries

Osteochondritis Dissecans Lesions

Osteochondral Injuries

Patellar Dislocations

Runner’s Knee/ Patellofemoral Pain

Knee Pain

Muscle strain



Shoulder Dislocations

Labral Tears

Little Leaguer’s Shoulder

Shoulder Pain


Sports Medicine:

Overuse issues

Stress Fractures


Pediatric Orthopaedics:

Fracture Care

Physeal (Growth Plate) Injuries


Dr. Walters performs surgery at the Virginia Hospital Center, Advanced Surgery Center of Bethesda, Reston Surgery Center, Reston Surgery Center, Mid-Atlantic Surgery Center


Brandeis University,

Waltham, MA


Columbia University,

New York, NY


MCP-Hahnemann University Hospital, 

Philadelphia, PA


Orthopaedic Surgery, MCP-Hahnemann University Hospital,

Philadelphia, PA


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

Boston, MA


Pediatric Orthopadics, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 

Baltimore, MD

  • 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: email or call (571) 899-3570.

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.

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