Ryan M. Jander, MD Ryan M. Jander, MD

Ryan M. Jander, MD

About

Dr. Jander believes in a team approach to patient care. This team includes the physician, his staff, and, most importantly, the patient. This collaborative team approach, Dr. Jander feels, is the best way to achieve the patient’s goals. Factors to consider include restoring function, pain relief, improving quality of life, and returning to sports activities. Most orthopaedic injuries when correctly diagnosed can be treated without surgical intervention. When certain conditions necessitate surgery, Dr. Jander has both the experience and specialty training that translate into excellent patient outcomes. Realizing that surgery can be a worrisome experience, Dr. Jander takes the time to answer all of his patients’ questions. Thoroughly explaining the process, the expectations, and the time for recovery is the best way, Dr. Jander believes, to make his patients feel comfortable.

With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Jander is double board certified by both the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. A graduate of Washington and Lee University, he attended New Jersey Medical School where he earned his M.D. in 2000. He completed his general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. After residency, Dr. Jander continued his training in hand and upper extremity surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He moved to the Washington D.C. area after training where he has been practicing ever since.

In addition to his clinical practice as a part of the Medstar Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Jander participates in education and community outreach initiatives. He teaches Georgetown University orthopaedic residents and leads community talks about topics ranging from shoulder pain to sports injuries of the hand; Dr. Jander feels this is an important duty as a specialist physician. He has multiple publications in the peer reviewed literature including a book chapter on arthroscopic ganglion excision as well as a review on post-surgical rehabilitation of biceps and triceps injuries.

Dr. Jander is a sports enthusiast who has played on teams his entire life; he understands the importance of an active lifestyle. He played football throughout high school and all four years at the collegiate level. He played rugby in medical school where he served as the team captain. Dr. Jander feels particularly empathetic with his patients as he has sustained many of the injuries that he treats today. He understands the importance of getting back to life.

Dr. Jander’s specialties include:

Patient Educational Resources:

Credentials

Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand
Education
  • Fellowship Program Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - 2006
  • Medical School Rutgers University - 2000
  • Internship Program St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center - 2001

Locations

13950 Brandywine Road, 2nd Floor Brandywine, MD, 20613
Phone: 301-856-1682
6355 Walker Lane, Suite 501 Alexandria, VA, 22310
Phone: 703-971-3701
12825 Minnieville Road, Suite 203 Woodbridge, VA, 22192
Phone: 703-971-3701

Insurance

MedStar Health Providers participate with a wide range of health insurance products. We accept self-pay patients and the insurances plans listed below. This list is not comprehensive, it is updated periodically and is subject to change. If you do not see your health insurance plan or product listed, or if you have any questions regarding MedStar Health’s participation with your health plan, please contact your health plan to verify participation with our providers.

Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS, INC. (PHCS) - Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - OneNet PPO, Inc.
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
  • CAREFIRST - Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
  • AETNA - Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - M.D. IPA (HMO)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Student Resources
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Choice Plus
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
  • MEDSTAR MEDICARE CHOICE - MedStar Medicare Choice
  • MEDSTAR SELECT - MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
  • MEDSTAR FAMILY CHOICE - MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
  • TRICARE - Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
  • TRICARE - Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
  • TRICARE - Tricare Standard
  • TRICARE - Tricare Prime
  • FIRST HEALTH (NOW COVENTRY) - FIRST HEALTH
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - First Health PPO
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA Indemnity
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA POS/Network POS
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
  • CAREFIRST - HealthyBlue PPO
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
  • AETNA - Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: Indemnity
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: PPO
  • AETNA - Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: POS Plus
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
  • AETNA - Aetna USAccess (POS)
  • AETNA - Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
  • AETNA - Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - POS OA & OA Plus
  • AETNA - Open EPO Plus
  • AETNA - Open POS II
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - Choice Fund PPO
  • AETNA - Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus