Meet Dr. Jon Koman
A former assistant team physician for the Baltimore Orioles, Dr. Koman’s interest in orthopedic sports medicine stems from his experience as a Division 1 college athlete. “Sports medicine is a natural choice for me as it perfectly combines my interest in orthopedic medicine and love of sports,” he explains. Dr. Koman’s expertise is in the field of arthroscopic surgery including multiple ligament reconstructions of the knee and labral and rotator cuff repairs of the shoulder. He also performs patient-specific minimally invasive knee replacements and total shoulder replacements including the highly specialized reverse shoulder replacement.
Following a residency in orthopedic surgery at Wayne State University/the Detroit Medical Center at Grace Hospital, Dr. Koman completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Virginia where he served as team physician for the UVA athletic teams. He joined Ortho Maryland in 2001 where he remained until 2014 when he founded Koman Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Koman has co-authored research papers for several prestigious medical journals, including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. In 2003 he co-wrote a chapter review for the second edition of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Principles and Practice.
A native of Baltimore, Dr. Koman works with local collegiate and high school athletic teams and has participated as a sports injury expert on numerous radio talk shows.
Dr. Koman is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and McCue Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Society. He serves as Director of Lifebridge Health Sports Medicine and is currently a Lifebridge Health Board member as well as a member of the Northwest Hospital Medical Executive Committee.
Dr. Koman resides in Baltimore with his wife and three children. Outside of work, he builds radio-controlled airplanes, a hobby that, much like his profession, requires skill, precision, patience and craftsmanship. He also enjoys participating in anything fitness-related including bike riding, tennis and weightlifting.
Education & Training
- Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
- Graduated in 1994
- Detroit Medical Center, Grace Hospital
- Completed in 1999
- University Of Virginia Sports Medicine
- Completed in 2000
- The George Washington University
- Graduated in 1990
Meet David Alvarado, Physician Assistant
David received his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Salisbury University and a Masters degree in Medical Science from St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Anne Arundel Community College with a Certificate of Physician Assistant Studies. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. David also holds certifications in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. He is an active member of the Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants.
David has prior work experience as a Certified Orthopedic Technician specializing in casting and bracing and as an Exercise Specialist for Physical Therapy. He is bilingual in Spanish and English.
At Koman Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, David evaluates his own patients and works closely with Dr. Koman treating all types of orthopedic injuries and ailments. When not in the office, he assists Dr. Koman in a variety of surgeries.
During his free time, David enjoys running, playing soccer and weight lifting.