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R. Frank  Henn III

R. Frank Henn III M.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Orthopaedics
Administrative Title: Residency Program Director Of Orthopaedics
Location: University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute, 1154
Phone: 410-448-6416
Fax: 410-448-6387

Personal History:

Dr. Henn earned his MD at Brown Medical School. He completed an internship in general surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He went on to complete a fellowship in sports medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he helped care for the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, and Boston Bruins.

Working at the Brigham and Women's Hospital Cartilage Repair Center before coming to Maryland, Dr. Henn is now an assistant professor of orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a sports medicine physician at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is a team physician for the University of Maryland Terrapins.

Dr. Henn's clinical focus is the care of the shoulder, knee, and ankle. He specializes in cartilage restoration and joint repair techniques. Dr. Henn offers a complete range of surgical services, including arthroscopy, ligament repair and reconstruction, tendon repair, tendon transfers, cartilage transplantation, osteochondral transplantation, osteotomies, and joint replacement. He has particular expertise in autologous chondrocyte implantation and complex reconstructions of the shoulder and knee.

Dr. Henn is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to sports medicine and shoulder, knee, and ankle surgery, his special interests include arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery, autologous chondrocyte implantation, cartilage restoration and transplantation, elbow surgery, joint replacement, ligament repair and reconstruction, and meniscus surgery of the knee.

Dr. Henn has published numerous scientific papers on surgical outcomes, with a focus on patients' expectations and satisfaction. He is a Workers' Compensation specialist.

Research Interests:

The goal of Dr. Henn's ongoing research is to maximize treatment options and successful results for all patients.

Clinical Specialty:

Dr. Henn specializes in sports medicine and shoulder, knee, and ankle surgery.


Dr. Henn's recent publications include the following article:

Morgan RT, Henn RF III, Paryavi E, Dreese J.Injury to the suprascapular nerve during superior labrum anterior and posterior repair: Is a rotator interval portal safer than an anterosuperior portal? Arthroscopy 2014;30(11):1418-1423.