Subspecialty Certified Sports Medicine Surgeon and General Orthopaedic Specialist
Dr. Edward H. Becker is a Baltimore native who graduated Summa Cum Laude and first in his class with a degree in biological sciences from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He continued his education at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he received multiple awards for academics and was elected president of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. It was during medical school that Dr. Becker decided to pursue a career in Sports Medicine.
After medical school, Dr. Becker continued his training as a resident in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. During his residency he was active in orthopaedic research in subjects including basic science, spine surgery, trauma, and sports medicine. He has had multiple publications in the orthopaedic literature and has presented his research at various national and international orthopaedic meetings. During his final year of residency, Dr. Becker was selected by the faculty at University of Maryland to act as academic chief resident. He had the opportunity during his residency to work with many local high school and college teams including the University of Maryland Terrapins.
After completion of his residency, Dr. Edward Becker elected to further his training in Sports Medicine and was selected to do a fellowship at the world renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California, under fellowship director Neal ElAttrache. During this time he received advanced training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He also had the opportunity to work with colleges and professional teams including the world champion Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Sparks, Anaheim Angels, Anaheim Ducks, and USCsports teams.
Dr. Becker is one of few surgeons who is subspecialty certified as a sports medicine expert. He specializes in procedures for both adult and pediatric populations. Procedures include, but are not limited to, arthroscopic knee and shoulder procedures, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL reconstruction), rotator cuff repair, labral repair, posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (PCL reconstruction), knee ligament repair/reconstruction, cartilage restoration procedures, meniscal repair, subchondroplasty, medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction/patellar instability surgery, biceps tenodesis, biceps tendon repair, Tommy John ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, fracture repair, orthobiologics (platelet rich plasma and stem cell injections), carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome, etc.