Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group, PA

Samuel Sanders, MD, FAAOS

Samuel Sanders, MD - Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group - Full Service Orthopedic Care - Orthopedic Surgeons


College: University of Pennsylvania 1999
Medical School: George Washington School of Medicine 2003
Residency: NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Surgery 2008
Fellowship: University of Buffalo Sports Medicine Fellowship 2009

Dr. Samuel Sanders is a native of Potomac, Maryland. He graduated as valedictorian from The Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland, where he excelled on both nationally ranked soccer and tennis teams achieving all county honors. He continued his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he received a BA in Biological Basis of Behavior. Dr. Sanders returned to the Washington D.C. area for his medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine.

Following his graduation from medical school, Dr. Sanders was accepted into an orthopaedic surgery residency at the prestigious Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City. During his residency, Dr. Sanders had the opportunity to complete extra training in orthopaedic trauma and fracture care at the world renowned R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

After completing his residency in orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Sanders accepted a fellowship in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine at the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, New York, where he focused on the latest techniques in minimally invasive surgery, cartilage repair, and complicated reconstructions of torn ligaments and tendons. The fellowship afforded Dr. Sanders the opportunity to work with, and provide orthopaedic care to, the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League and the Buffalo State College Athletics.

Dr. Sanders continues his orthopaedic care to athletes as the team doctor to several area high schools including his own alma mater, Bullis High School, in Potomac, MD, as well as the Holton Arms School, St Andrews Episcopal School and the McLean School. He has also been interviewed on NBC 4 News, ESPN 980 and Rock the Red Podcast, regarding sports related injuries.


  • Section chief of department of orthopaedics - Holy Cross Hospital, Germantown

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Board Of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Procedures/Special Interests

  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff and labral repairs
  • Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and meniscal surgery
  • Fracture work
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Platelet rich plasma and amniotic cell injections
  • Quadriceps/patellar tendon injuries
  • Sports related injuries of muscles and tendons
  • Hip fractures in the elderly population

Injury Report with Dr. Sanders

ESPN interview with Dr. Sanders