About Dr. Anthony Unger


Dr. Anthony S. Unger is the Medical Director for the Gildenhorn Institute for Bone and Joint Health at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC. He is a board certified Orthopedic surgeon in Private Practice with Washington Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Dr. Unger is also currently the co-director of the Johns Hopkins Community Joint Program, the co-director of the Orthopaedic section at The Georgetown University Hemophiliac Center and the Director of the Washington Center for Hip and Knee Surgery.

Dr. Unger has a recognized expertise in direct anterior total hip replacement and minimally invasive total knee replacement. He regularly lectures and teaches about techniques to both national and international physicians.

Dr. Unger earned his undergraduate degree from State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook and his medical degree from SUNY at Buffalo. He completed an internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an orthopaedic research fellowship. Dr. Unger also completed a comprehensive arthritis fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Unger was previously an associate clinical professor of orthopaedics at Georgetown University Medical Center and a clinical professor of orthopaedics at George Washington University Medical Center.

Dr. Unger was awarded the Baldridge Physician Award in 2008 by the George Washington University Medical Center. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the D.C. Medical Society, the Washington Orthopaedic Society, the D.C. Rheumatism Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Association for Arthritic Hip & Knee Surgery, the Eastern Orthopaedic Association and the Osler Society. Dr. Unger is also a medical advisor of the Jewish Social Services, the Peace Corps USA of Washington, D.C. and the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of the National Capital Area.

Dr. Unger has developed new implants and technologies for hip and knee replacement surgeries, earning him multiple U.S. patents. Dr. Unger has contributed to numerous publications, book chapters and presentations.  


Research and Publications

Acetabular Placement Accuracy With the Direct Anterior Approach Freehand Technique (pdf)