Performance Orthopedics

Dr. Cashman

Justin L. Cashman, MD

I was a triathlete. Then after a race, a disk in my spine ruptured and I didn’t know if I’d ever walk—much less race—again. After multiple surgeries and physical therapy, I’m back on my feet but my goals have changed. While I’d love to get back to competitive sports, I understand that my life has changed. My mission has changed. I know what it’s like to be a patient and that’s changed the way I am as a doctor.

I understand how it feels to be injured.

Too often the tunnel vision we develop in medicine through sub-specialization does not allow us to see the patient, just the problem. I have learned this by being the injured patient, and now I want to use this experience to improve my professional performance as a physician.
I am no longer racing triathlons, but I am back to being an active participant in my children’s many activities – including coaching their baseball, soccer and lacrosse youth teams. I am also an avid swimmer where I compete as a Master’s level swimmer with the Naval Academy club team. I enjoy supporting the many great organizations in our community.
I live in Annapolis with my wife, three children and new puppy, and I understand how it feels to be injured. I look forward to working with you to treat your injury and find ways to help you maximize your performance in life and the all activities that you enjoy.

Education

Undergraduate

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
BA, Biochemistry 1993

Medical

George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington DC
Medical Doctor 1997

Internship

Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Internship, General Surgery 1998

Residency

Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Orthopedic, Orthopedic Surgery 2002

Fellowship

American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship 2003

Fellowship

Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship 2003

MEMBERSHIPS

State Orthopaedic Societies

Maryland Orthopaedic Association

Regional Memberships

Eastern Orthopaedic Association
Southern Orthopaedic Association

Special Society Memberships

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

Additional Society Memberships

American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society
Robert R. Kelly Resident Research and Alumni Society

Community Memberships

Annapolis Wellness House, Founding Board Member
Annapolis Rotary Club, Member
Naval Academy Aquatic Club, Board President

Experience

Resident Physician

Atlanta Ballet Company 1997-2003

Resident Team Physician

Georgia Institute of Technology Athletic Department 1999-2002

Resident Team Physician

Emory University Department of Athletics 1998-2001

Achievements

Competitive Swimmer

US Masters, Short and Long Course

Competitive Swimmer

Open Water Distance

Finisher

4.4 mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge Swim

Competitive Triathlete

Olympic and Sprint Distances

Rugby Player

University of Virginia
George Washington University
Atlanta Renegades

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