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Ralph Salvagno M.D

Washington D.C. Metro Area

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON Ralph T. Salvagno, M.D. is an orthopaedic surgeon at the Center for Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine division in Hagerstown, MD which specializes in joint replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder. He has served as Medical Director of the Center of Joint Replacement at Meritus Medical Center from 1997-2013. Dr. Salvagno has special interests in the applications of technology to healthcare. He has become a respected figure in the quad-state region, renowned for his dedication and exemplary record of patient care. He currently serves a...

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Areas of Expertise

  • Total Joint Replacement

    27 years experience in private practice. I am the founder and primary developer of our total joint program.

    • Healthcare Delivery
    • Physician Practice
    • Orthopedic Surgery

My Interests

Health Sectors
Medical Devices, Biotech, Healthcare Delivery


  • Radio Show Host

    The Doctor's In | May 2013 - Current

    The Doctor’s In is a weekly medical radio show, covering a variety of health related topics including new treatments and technology, doctor and health care provider interviews, and health policy issues. The show is hosted on Hagerstown based radio station WJEJ 1240 and each Monday at 6:10pm and again on Thursday at 9:06am. With a strong desire to bring current healthcare news to his community and to be a catalyst for conversation Dr. Salvagno joined the WJEJ radio team as the host of The Doctor’s In weekly medical radio show. Dr. Salvagno is a real doctor, helping real people steer through the sea of healthcare information. More: WJEJ Radio at

  • Councilman

    Town of Hancock Maryland | February 2013 - Current

    Serve the residents of Hancock by working with other Council members to provide overall leadership for the town by making policy decisions which includes passing ordinances and resolutions that will benefit the town in a positive manner. Councilman duties include: supervision of town budget and employees, liaison with county and state agencies, liaison with county, state, and federal elected officials, and co-chair of town Civil War Commemoration Events. More: Town of Hancock at

  • President

    Anatomica Health | December 2011 - Current

    Anatomica Health is a healthcare consulting company specializing in orthopaedic, musculoskeleletal and hospital-based healthcare. Our consulting services are ideal for: hospitals and health systems, health and liability (personal and auto) insurers, pharmaceutical and implant manufacturers, case management companies, worker’s comp providers, self insured employers, and personal liability attorneys (defense and plaintiff).

  • President/Surgeon

    Center for Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine | June 1997 - Current

    The Center of Joint Surgery & Sports Medicine in Hagerstown, MD was established in 1996 by Dr. Ralph Salvagno and the late Dr. Tom Altizer. Both doctors had extensive experience in total joint replacement surgery in their previous practices and felt a strong desire to focus more fully on improving the quality of their patients’ lives through these procedures. From advice to expert surgery, the Doctors at the Center for Joint Surgery & Sports Medicine are among the most capable and respected orthopaedic surgeons in Hagerstown and the surrounding quad-state region. As board-certified surgeons, they have many years of experience providing leading-edge treatments and performing advanced procedures. The orthopaedic surgical practice has an emphasis on joint replacement of the knee, hip, and shoulder plus sports medicine. Their full line of services also includes fracture care, physical therapy, and medico-legal services including Independent Medical Examinations. The state-of-the-art comprehensive care includes prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of hip knee and shoulder problems. The onsite services include: PRP Therapy, Ultrasound-guided Injections, Viscosupplementation, Digital X-ray, and Durable Medical Equipment (DME). The practice’s goal is to get you well and back to your regular routine as quickly as possible. The medical team makes available to their patients a comprehensive list of resources and educational materials designed to help teach patients about any orthopaedic condition they may face or treatment they may undergo. Dr. Salvagno has a special interest in regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy. He foresees the day when joint arthroplasty is performed in a biologic approach rather than the mechanical approach of current joint replacement. Early diagnosis and treatment will be critical. Dr. Salvagno is licensed in the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. More: Center for Joint Surgery at