Dr. John Ingari


5 based on 81 ratings

"Dr. Ingari listened to my concerns and challenges with my shoulder and asked me several questions to really understand what my problem was. He explained options for treatment in ways I could clearly understand. He did not rush me into surgery, but offered several alternatives. Unfortunately, I did need surgery after all, but I felt like we had tried everything to avoid it. It was exactly as exactly as he described. I am amazed at how well I got my range of motion and strength back. I would highly recommend Dr. Ingari to anyone. He is extremely knowledgeable and truly cares about his patients!"


John V. Ingari, M.D., F.A.O.A., specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery and is a world-renowned expert in upper extremity trauma care. He treats a wide range of conditions helping patients with finger, hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder issues with both surgical and non-surgical treatments. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship trained in hand and microvascular surgery.


Dr. Ingari graduated from Harvard University in 1982 with honors in biology, and he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society while in medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Following medical school graduation in 1986, Dr. Ingari was promoted to captain in the United States Air Force, beginning a 25-year career that culminated in his promotion to full colonel. He was deployed to combat operations on multiple occasions, including serving as the deputy commander of the Air Force’s largest theater hospital in Iraq in 2005-2006. While in Iraq, he performed over 500 surgeries on combat wounded, and he remains an internationally recognized expert in trauma care in the upper extremity.


Dr. Ingari most recently served as the division chief of hand surgery at Johns Hopkins; he was the associate fellowship director of the Johns Hopkins Hand Fellowship and was an integral part of the Johns Hopkins upper extremity transplant team. Dr. Ingari also maintained his upper extremity trauma skills by taking upper extremity calls at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.


Dr. Ingari has devoted much of his career to teaching residents and fellows and continues in that path as the director of the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program. He holds the rank of associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at both Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland. Dr. Ingari has authored over forty book chapters and peer-reviewed articles on the hand and upper extremity and is currently writing a textbook on the care of the traumatized upper extremity.


Dr. Ingari’s specialties include:

  • Arthritis in the Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder
  • Tendon Injuries in the Hand, Wrist and Elbow
  • Nerve Injuries in the Hand, Wrist and Elbow
  • Brachial Plexus Disorders
  • Hand and Wrist Fractures
  • Forearm, Elbow and Humerus Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Congenital Hand Conditions (e.g., Syndactyly, Thumb Duplication, Congenital Trigger Finger)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries in the Hand, Wrist and Elbow
  • Elbow UCL Reconstruction
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Total Elbow Replacement
  • Trigger Finger

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Dr. Ingari lives with his wife of 34 years in Essex, Maryland. They have three children, Christine, Michele and John, all of whom have graduated from college and have successful careers of their own.


Telemedicine video visits are also available.

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