J. Patrick Caulfield, MD

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A native of Chevy Chase, Dr. Caulfield graduated from Georgetown Medical School and completed Orthopaedic Residency there in 1970. After two years as an orthopaedist in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam, he returned to Bethesda and became a founding partner of Bethesda-Chevy Chase Orthopaedic Associates, which later became OrthoBethesda. He is now an emeritus partner in the practice, which will celebrate its 50 year anniversary in 2015. Dr. Caulfield is Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has been a past Member of the Board of Trustees and a founding Member of the Foundation Board at Suburban Hospital. Dr. Caulfield has been featured in every issue of Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top Doctors” for 20 consecutive years since its inception in 1991.

In 1969,Dr. Caulfield was a member of the team that performed the first total hip replacement in the Washington Metropolitan area. In 1972, he performed the first total joint replacement at Suburban Hospital and since has performed many thousands of these surgeries. He headed the team that founded the Joint Center at Suburban Hospital in 2005 and that center now is the third busiest in the State of Maryland.


Mount St. Mary’s
Emmitsburg, MD
1961 – B.S.

Medical School:

Georgetown Medical School
Washington, DC


The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD


Georgetown Medical Center
Washington, DC

Board Certification:

ABOS – 1973

Professional Associations:



Hip and Knee Replacements (presently assistant surgeon)

Years in Practice:

Since 1972



Dr. Caulfield performs surgery at Suburban Hospital.


You may contact Dr. Caulfield via email at [javascript protected email address].

This e-mail account is checked and responded to by Dr. Caulfield’s 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.

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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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