Benjamin Petre, MD
Benjamin Petre, MD, is a sports medicine physician and orthopedic surgeon focusing on the shoulder, hip, and knee. Dr. Petre enjoys taking care of all athletes, at 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 his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then completed a residency program in orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. There, he received world class training in all areas of orthopedics.
Dr. Petre is proud to serve as the head team physician to the Bowie Baysox minor league baseball team and Annapolis High School. Additionally, he is an assistant team physician for the Baltimore Orioles, US Ski Team and US Snowboard team. He 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, Colo. For one year, he trained with the top orthopedic 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, and 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 orthopedics at AAMC Orthopedics. 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 Orthopaedic Trauma Association 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. Dr. Petre is a member of the Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and Arthroscopy Association of North America.
Whether you are an athlete, a weekend warrior or someone looking to stay active, Dr. Petre wants to know your goals to 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.