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  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications:

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery


  • English


  • McAuley Plaza at Mercy
  • Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville
  • Mercy Personal Physicians at Overlea
  • Mercy Personal Physicians at Reisterstown

Mark Slabaugh, M.D.

Mark A. Slabaugh, M.D., is an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon with Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Slabaugh is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He specializes in arthroscopic repair of sports-related injuries and complex knee and shoulder reconstructions, including ACL/MCL tears, shoulder instability and rotator cuff tears.

Dr. Slabaugh serves patients and families of central Maryland, with office locations at Mercy Personal Physicians community-based facilities in LuthervilleOverlea and Reisterstown, as well as Mercy Medical Center in Downtown Baltimore.

Sports Medicine Physician Providing Specialized Care

Dr. Mark Slabaugh provides comprehensive treatment of sports and exercise related injuries, from overuse conditions such as bursitis, tendonitis and tennis elbow, to fractures and ligament tears. He has a particular focus in complex surgical reconstructions, including knee arthroscopy and total shoulder replacement.

Individualized Orthopedic Care for Every Athlete

Dr. Slabaugh treats athletes and active individuals of all ages, including youth and collegiate athletes, avid runners and weekend warriors. He works closely with each patient to develop individualized treatment and recovery plans, aimed at getting them back to their chosen sport or activity.

Throughout the treatment process, Dr. Slabaugh collaborates with colleagues and rehabilitation specialists while guiding patients through recovery and encouraging future prevention and care.

Experienced and Honored Military Surgeon

Dr. Slabaugh is a retired Colonel from the Medical Corps of the United States Air Force. During his tenure in the military, Dr. Slabaugh served a number of notable appointments, including President of the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons and Chief of Orthopedics at Andrews Air Force Base. His military career includes active duty assignments around the world with deployed tours to Iraq and Africa.

A highly experienced orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Slabaugh previously served as Chief of Sports Medicine for the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) where he was responsible for the team physician coverage for 27 Division 1 athletic programs.  At USAFA, he was the head team physician for the USAFA football, baseball and men’s/women’s basketball teams. He has served as committee and board member on a number of prestigious organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He also serves as Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and has numerous awards, publications and presentations to his credit.

Education & Fellowships
  • Fellowship - Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 
  • Residency - Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
  • Medical Degree - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland
Associations & Memberships
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine

ACL Injuries More Common in Women - Dr. Mark Slabaugh - Mercy

Dr. Mark Slabaugh discusses why women are more prone to ACL injuries and how to prevent them. Learn more at

Medoscopy - Dr. Mark Slabaugh (Part 1 of 2)

Mark A. Slabaugh, M.D., an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon with Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy, discusses his time as a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps, and as Chief of Sports Medicine for the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Medoscopy - Dr. Mark Slabaugh (Part 2 of 2)

Mark A. Slabaugh, M.D., an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon with Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy. In Part 2, Dr. Slabaugh visits with the youth fencers of the Chesapeake Fencing Club in Towson, MD.

Is Swimming Good for Bone and Joint Health? - Dr. Mark Slabaugh - Mercy

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Slabaugh discusses the impact swimming can have on bone and joint health. Learn more at

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