Ralph T. Zade, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in Catonsville, Columbia, and Eldersburg
About Dr. Zade
Baltimore Magazine Top Doctor 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Dr. Ralph Zade is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with specialty training in orthopaedic sports medicine. He specializes in:
- Orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine
- Minimally invasive arthroscopic shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle surgery
- Operative and nonoperative treatment of sports injuries
- Partial and full knee replacement
- Orthopaedic trauma
A native of Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Zade earned his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan. He received his medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit and was accepted to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society. Dr. Zade then completed his internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York. He completed his fellowship training in orthopaedic sports medicine at MedStar Sports Medicine in Baltimore, MD and Washington DC.
Dr. Zade is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has extensive training with various levels of athletes including serving as an associate team physician for local high schools, universities, and professional teams including the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Wizards, and Washington Capitals.
Dr. Zade has completed research in various topics including meniscus repair, hip preservation, and ACL repair. He has presented research at local and national meetings and won awards for research in both his residency and fellowship programs.
Most recently, Dr. Ralph Zade has been recognized on the 2022 Rising Star list for orthopedic surgery. Congratulations, Dr. Zade! Castle Connolly's "2022 Rising Stars" list specifically recognizes early-career physicians for their accomplishments. Physicians were nominated by their peers as emerging leaders in their fields.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Zade, use our secure online scheduling, or call us at (410) 644-1880.
Dr. Zade's Locations
Insurance & Billing
At Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland, we accept workers’ compensation, Medicare, and most major insurance plans. Please contact your insurance company or you may call our office at (410) 644-1880 to find out if we accept your plan.