MedStar Orthopaedic Institute to Host Facebook Live Orthopaedic Webcast

March 19, 2019

Interactive Event Provides Consumers Real Time Access to Experts

BALTIMORE—(March 21, 2019)—MedStar Orthopaedic Institute will host The Future of Orthopaedics is Here webcast, on Facebook Live, Wednesday, March 27, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Moderated by WMAR ABC news anchor Kelly Swoope, the live interactive forum will stream from MedStar Orthopaedic Institute in Timonium and will feature top orthopaedic surgeons and therapists for discussions on the latest innovations in joint replacement, robotic surgery, rehabilitative approaches and more.

Viewers and in-house audience members will interact with a panel of five orthopaedic surgeons: Drs. Henry Boucher, Allison Fillar, Bradley Moatz, Robert McKinstry and Jason Stein, as well as physical therapists Tony Viglione and Pat Miller from MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. Topics include robotic hip, knee, and spine surgery, pain management, and outpatient sports medicine and hip, knee and shoulder replacements.

The audience will get a primer on robotic devices that are reshaping the landscape of orthopaedic surgery. They’ll learn about robotic-arm assisted technology available to map a hip or knee for minimally-invasive replacement surgery. Robotic advancements are advancing spine surgery too. Using ExcelsiusGPS, surgeons are performing less invasive procedures with greater precision in hardware placement.

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in the state using robotics for both joint replacement and spine surgery.

Viewers will learn about outpatient joint replacement surgeries that allow patients to go home to recover on the same day.

The live webcast will be streamed from the lobby of MedStar Health’s orthopaedics, sports medicine and rehabilitation center in Timonium, which opened in August 2017. The 46,000-square-foot building offers services including orthopaedics, spine, sports medicine, physiatry, pain management, outpatient surgery and rehabilitation. The site also has a surgery center for same-day joint replacements and other outpatient procedures.

Viewers at home can watch the webcast live and pose questions to the experts on the MedStar Health Facebook page. On Twitter, use hashtag #AskMedStar to send your questions. Visit

Meet the panelists

Henry Boucher, MD: Dr. Boucher is fellowship trained in joint replacement of the hip and knee. Dr. Boucher specializes in primary, revision and partial knee replacements, robotic joint replacements using MAKOplasty, as well as primary (anterior, posterior and anterolateral approaches) and revision hip replacement and hip resurfacing. Dr. Boucher also offers non-surgical stem cell treatments for degenerative diseases of the hip and knee.

Allison Liefeld Fillar, MD: Dr. Fillar is fellowship trained and board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. She specializes in reconstructive knee and shoulder surgery. Dr. Fillar has cared for high school, collegiate and professional athletic teams in New York and Maryland. She has conducted research on meniscal root injuries and analyzed varying techniques for ACL reconstruction. Dr. Fillar is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Bradley Moatz, MD: Dr. Moatz is a board-certified, fellowship trained spine surgeon. Dr. Moatz’s clinical interests include spinal stenosis and degenerative spine conditions. Dr. Moatz’s current research includes studies on multi-level cervical discectomies and fusions and on the biomechanics of a modular nucleus replacement system. He is a member of the North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and Maryland Orthopaedic Association.

Robert McKinstry, MD: Dr. McKinstry is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in total joint replacement and reconstruction. He performs robotic joint replacement using MAKOplasty. In addition to his medical degree, Dr. McKinstry earned a master’s degree in physiology. He has also completed a medical device fellowship with the Center for Devices and Radiologic Health, part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. McKinstry is a member of the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Jason Stein, MD: Dr. Stein is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in shoulder and elbow surgery. Dr. Stein has vast experience in the latest surgical techniques, from arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and elbow to total shoulder and reverse shoulder replacement. He specializes in all disorders of the shoulder and elbow including arthritis, instability, rotator cuff tears, and throwing injuries.


About MedStar Orthopaedic Institute

In Central Maryland, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute combines the skill and expertise of more than 80 physicians at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, The Curtis National Hand Center, and more than 15 community locations, giving you convenient access to the area's top orthopaedic, spine and sports medicine care. Our physicians treat the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, Baltimore Blast, Baltimore Brigade, US Lacrosse, and the majority of collegiate, high school and recreational teams in the region. Visit or call 877-34-ORTHO for an appointment.

About MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit, 223-bed acute care teaching hospital with a strong emphasis on cardiac care, orthopaedics and sports medicine. With roots stemming back to 1854, MedStar Union Memorial has provided high quality care for 160 years. As one of the region's top specialty hospitals, MedStar Union Memorial is home to: The Curtis National Hand Center, the largest hand center in the world, focused on the treatment of the hand and upper extremities; MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, a premier cardiovascular program in the mid-Atlantic, aligned with Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute, the nation’s #1 heart program; and MedStar Sports Medicine, which includes the oldest hospital based sports medicine program in Maryland (founded in 1979).  In addition, MedStar Union Memorial offers a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services including oncology, diabetes and endocrinology, general surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery and palliative care.

MedStar Union Memorial is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC). It is the first hospital in Baltimore to receive spine certification by TJC, and the first in the state of Maryland to receive advanced certification for palliative care. MedStar Union Memorial is also TJC-certified in hip and knee replacement and has been designated as a Primary Stroke Center and the Hand Trauma Center for Maryland.

MedStar Union Memorial is a proud member of MedStar Health, a non-profit, regional health care system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., area.

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Debra Schindler
Regional Director, Media & Public Relations, MedStar Health Baltimore
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Carrie Wells
Media Relations Specialist, MedStar Health Baltimore
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