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Benjamin M. Petre, MD

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 returned to Maryland to practice sports medicine at Luminis Health Orthopedics and in 2020, became Medical Director of Sports Medicine. 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.


ACL tears
PCL Tears
Multi-ligamentous Knee Injuries
Meniscus Injuries
Degenerative Knee preservation
Knee pain
Knee Instability
Complex knee surgery

Rotator cuff tears
Shoulder instability
Shoulder dislocations
Labral tears
AC Joint pain or separations
Complex shoulder surgery
Degenerative shoulder preservation
Shoulder replacements

Femoral Acetabular Impingement
Cartilage injuries
Labral tears
Hip pain in the athlete


Dr. Petre wrote a book on Orthopaedic Emergencies which is a rapid reference guide to the approach and management of orthopaedic emergencies. This book provides quick differential diagnosis and treatment guidance for the emergency physician and orthopaedic resident and trainee.

Other publications include:

Risk factors for all-inside meniscal repair failure in isolation and in conjunction with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

Turcotte JJ, Maley AD, Levermore SB, Petre BM, Redziniak DE.
Knee. 2021 Jan;28:9-16. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2020.10.012. Epub 2020 Dec 2.
PMID: 33278740

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy Based on Patient-reported Opioid Consumption.
Turcotte J, Taylor S, Palsgrove A, Gelfand J, Petre B, Redziniak D.
J Surg Orthop Adv. 2020 Winter;29(4):240-243.
PMID: 33416485

The impact of opioid prescribing reduction interventions on prescribing patterns across orthopedic subspecialties.
Turcotte J, Crowley K, Adams S, Keblish D, Lashgari C, Patton C, Petre B, King P, Gelfand J.
J Opioid Manag. 2021 Mar-Apr;17(2):169-179. doi: 10.5055/jom.2021.0626.
PMID: 33890280

Maintaining Access to Orthopaedic Surgery During Periods of Operating Room Resource Constraint: Expanded Use of Wide-Awake Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Turcotte JJ, Petre BM, Jones CM, Gelfand JM.
J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2020 Dec 15;4(12):e20.00100. doi: 10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-20-00100.
PMID: 33332853 Free PMC article.

Pain reporting, opiate dosing, and the adverse effects of opiates after hip or knee replacement in patients 60 years old or older.
Petre BM, Roxbury CR, McCallum JR, Defontes KW 3rd, Belkoff SM, Mears SC.
Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil. 2012 Mar;3(1):3-7. doi: 10.1177/2151458511432758.
PMID: 23569691 Free PMC article.

Mid-term outcomes of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction across age groups: A national database study.
Kelly M, Turcotte J, Thomas D, Petre B, Morganti C, York J, Redziniak D.
J Orthop. 2021 Jan 20;23:150-154. doi: 10.1016/j.jor.2021.01.003. eCollection 2021 Jan-Feb.
PMID: 33551608 Free PMC article.

T2 values of articular cartilage in clinically relevant subregions of the asymptomatic knee.
Surowiec RK, Lucas EP, Fitzcharles EK, Petre BM, Dornan GJ, Giphart JE, LaPrade RF, Ho CP.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Jun;22(6):1404-14. doi: 10.1007/s00167-013-2779-2. Epub 2013 Nov 24.
PMID: 24271329

Factors Affecting Perceptions of Open, Mini-Open, and Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Techniques Among Medical Professionals.
Dewan AK, Petre BM, Wilckens JH, Zikria BA.
Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2015 Sep;44(9):E317-25.
PMID: 26372758

Early postoperative pain and opioid consumption after arthroscopic shoulder surgery with or without open subpectoral biceps tenodesis and interscalene block.
Turcotte JJ, Thomas DM, Lashgari CJ, Zaidi S, York JJ, Gelfand JM, Petre BM, Redziniak DE.
J Orthop. 2020 Aug 26;22:372-376. doi: 10.1016/j.jor.2020.08.024. eCollection 2020 Nov-Dec.
PMID: 32952329 Free PMC article.

Femoral cortical suspension devices for soft tissue anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a comparative biomechanical study.
Petre BM, Smith SD, Jansson KS, de Meijer PP, Hackett TR, LaPrade RF, Wijdicks CA.
Am J Sports Med. 2013 Feb;41(2):416-22. doi: 10.1177/0363546512469875. Epub 2012 Dec 20.
PMID: 23263298

Polymorphic assemblies and crystalline arrays of lens tetraspanin MP20.
Gonen T, Hite RK, Cheng Y, Petre BM, Kistler J, Walz T.
J Mol Biol. 2008 Feb 15;376(2):380-92. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2007.09.001. Epub 2007 Sep 8.
PMID: 18166196

Triceps tendons: a biomechanical comparison of intact and repaired strength.
Petre BM, Grutter PW, Rose DM, Belkoff SM, McFarland EG, Petersen SA.
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2011 Mar;20(2):213-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2010.08.017. Epub 2010 Dec 10.
PMID: 21145757

Neurodegenerative disease: amyloid pores from pathogenic mutations.
Lashuel HA, Hartley D, Petre BM, Walz T, Lansbury PT Jr.
Nature. 2002 Jul 18;418(6895):291. doi: 10.1038/418291a.
PMID: 12124613

Mixtures of wild-type and a pathogenic (E22G) form of Abeta40 in vitro accumulate protofibrils, including amyloid pores.
Lashuel HA, Hartley DM, Petre BM, Wall JS, Simon MN, Walz T, Lansbury PT Jr.
J Mol Biol. 2003 Sep 26;332(4):795-808. doi: 10.1016/s0022-2836(03)00927-6.
PMID: 12972252

Athletic cervical spine injury in the setting of fusion failure of the anterior and posterior atlas.
Petre BM, Karp JE, Riley LH 3rd.
Orthopedics. 2012 Sep;35(9):e1449-52. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20120822-39.
PMID: 22955419

Properties of the hybrid form of the 26S proteasome containing both 19S and PA28 complexes.
Cascio P, Call M, Petre BM, Walz T, Goldberg AL.
EMBO J. 2002 Jun 3;21(11):2636-45. doi: 10.1093/emboj/21.11.2636.
PMID: 12032076 Free PMC article.

Structure of the Sec23p/24p and Sec13p/31p complexes of COPII.
Lederkremer GZ, Cheng Y, Petre BM, Vogan E, Springer S, Schekman R, Walz T, Kirchhausen T.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 Sep 11;98(19):10704-9. doi: 10.1073/pnas.191359398. Epub 2001 Sep 4.
PMID: 11535824 Free PMC article.

Global conformational rearrangements in integrin extracellular domains in outside-in and inside-out signaling.
Takagi J, Petre BM, Walz T, Springer TA.
Cell. 2002 Sep 6;110(5):599-11. doi: 10.1016/s0092-8674(02)00935-2.
PMID: 12230977

Alpha-synuclein, especially the Parkinson's disease-associated mutants, forms pore-like annular and tubular protofibrils.
Lashuel HA, Petre BM, Wall J, Simon M, Nowak RJ, Walz T, Lansbury PT Jr.
J Mol Biol. 2002 Oct 4;322(5):1089-102. doi: 10.1016/s0022-2836(02)00735-0.
PMID: 12367530

Evidence for the role of glycosylation in accessibility of the extracellular domains of human MRP1 (ABCC1).
Müller M, Yong M, Peng XH, Petre B, Arora S, Ambudkar SV.
Biochemistry. 2002 Aug 6;41(31):10123-32. doi: 10.1021/bi026075s.
PMID: 12146977

Colgate University
Medical School
University of Rochester of Medicine and Dentistry
The Steadman Clinic, Vail, Co.
Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Congratulations Dr. Petre! You’ve been recognized as a Vitals Top Ten Doctor in your neighborhood.

Of the nation’s 870,000 active doctors, you are among the top 1% who have received this honor from their patients in 2014.

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