Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Areas of Special Interest
- Geriatric orthopaedics
- Hip and knee arthritis
- Minimally invasive hip replacement
- Knee replacement
- Revision hip and knee replacement
- Infected joint replacement
- Hip fracture
- Periprosthetic fractures
- Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
During his orthopaedic residency at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Mears became interested in hip and knee reconstruction and caring for elderly patients, especially those with hip fractures. He followed with a fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at the University of Maryland Medical Center R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, and one in hip and knee reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Mears joined Johns Hopkins Bayview in 2003 and is now serving as the chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
A recipient of the prestigious Dennis Jahnigen Award for work in geriatric orthopaedics, Dr. Mears also was awarded the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation’s (OREF) Zimmer Orthopaedic Surgery Career Development Awards to study pelvic fractures in the elderly. His current research, which is supported by the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, is exploring ways to prevent post-operative confusion in patients with hip fractures.
Dr. Mears sees patients at these Johns Hopkins locations:
- Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
4940 Eastern Avenue
BMO Building, First Floor
Baltimore, MD 21224
- Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center at Green Spring Station
10753 Falls Road
Pavilion II - Suite 305
Lutherville, MD 21093
- Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center at White Marsh
4924 Campbell Blvd.
White Marsh, MD 21236
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mears, please call 410-550-0453.