Benjamin M. Petre, M.D.
Dr. Benjamin M. Petre is a specialist in sports medicine focusing on the shoulder, hip, and knee. Dr. Petre enjoys taking care of all athletes, any age, and any level.
Dr. Petre attended Colgate University for his undergraduate degree and then spent two years performing research on protein biophysics at Harvard prior to returning to medical school. Dr. Petre obtained an MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then completed a residency program in Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. There, he received world class training in all areas of Orthopaedics. He is currently the team physician for the US Snowboard Team, US Ski Team and Annapolis High School. We are proud to announce that Dr. Petre has rejoined the Baltimore Orioles Orthopaedic Staff. He has previously worked with Johns Hopkins Lacrosse.
Dr. Petre elected to pursue subspecialty training in Sports Medicine and was selected to attend the world-renowned Steadman Clinic Fellowship Program in Vail, Colorado. For one year, he trained with the top orthopaedic surgeons in the world for complex knee and shoulder surgery as well as hip arthroscopy. In addition to clinical sports medicine training, Dr. Petre worked on projects with the Steadman Philippon Research Institute publishing multiple peer reviewed clinical research papers. He served as a physician for the US Ski and Snowboard teams covering ski and snowboard events at Copper Mountain, Vail, Beaver Creek Mountain in addition to Queenstown, New Zealand, Valle, Nevada, Chile and The Snowboard World Championships in Oslo, Norway.
Dr. Petre returns to Maryland to practice sports medicine orthopaedics at The Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centers. His interests include ACL reconstruction, posterolateral corner reconstruction, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic shoulder stabilization, shoulder replacements, and hip arthroscopy for the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement and labral tears.
As one of the area’s best trained sports medicine surgeons, Dr. Petre has had more than 15 peer reviewed scientific manuscripts, was selected by the OTA as the teaching resident of the year, and has published a textbook on orthopedic injuries, emergencies and treatments. He is one of the only fellowship trained hip arthroscopists in the entire mid-atlantic region and offers arthroscopic treatment of FAI in addition to advanced labral reconstruction and repair techniques.
Whether you are an athlete, a weekend warrior or someone looking to stay active, Dr. Petre desires to know your goals and help you remain active, fit and competitive. He accomplishes this through personalized attention to each step of the healing process including education, decision making, non-operative care, surgical care, and the post-operative recovery process.
An avid boater, sailor, mountain biker, and skier and boarder, Dr. Petre enjoys staying active and being outside. He and his wife Kristen are most active in trying to keep up with their three young children.
Multi-ligamentous Knee Injuries
Degenerative Knee preservation
Complex knee surgery
Rotator cuff tears
AC Joint pain or separations
Complex shoulder surgery
Degenerative shoulder preservation
Femoral Acetabular Impingement
Hip pain in the athlete
Petre B, Karp J, Riley LH, III. Athletic cervical spine injury in the setting of failure of fusion of the anterior and posterior atlas: a case report. Orthopedics. 2012;in press
Petre, BM. Humbryd, C. Chanmugan, A. LaPorte, D. Emergencies in Orthopaedics, Oxford
University Press, Incorporated
Petre BM, Roxbury CR, McCallum JR, DeFontes KW, Belkoff SM, Mears SC. Pain reporting, opiate dosing, and the adverse effects of opiates after hip or knee
replacement in patients 60 years old or older. Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil. 2012;
epub 9 Feb 2333345567890AAQ
Petre BM, Attar, S. Osteology (Bone Anatomy). . eMedicine from WebMD. Updated June 23,
2011. Available at: http://emedicine.medscape.com/refarticle-srch/1948532-overview 06/23/2011
Petre BM, Grutter PW, Rose DM, Belkoff SM, McFarland EG, Petersen SA. TricepTriceps
tendons: a biomechanical comparison of intact and repaired strength.J Shoulder Elbow
Surg. 2011 Mar;20(2):213-8. Epub 2010 Dec 10
Petre BM, Deune E. Metacarpophalangeal and Interphalangeal Ligaments. eMedicine from
WebMD. Updated November 24, 2010. Available at:
Hip and Knee
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Of the nation’s 870,000 active doctors, you are among the top 1% who have received this honor from their patients in 2014.
Again, congratulations on this distinctive achievement!