Patrick Grimm, MD


Patrick Grimm, MD


Dr. Grimm was born and raised in Annapolis, MD. He attended Yale University for his undergraduate education where he majored in History and also captained the varsity lacrosse team. He subsequently served as research coordinator at Hospital for Special Surgery and also taught high school science prior to starting medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. He completed residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, NC. He is now stationed at Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon and sees patients at Augusta University. In his spare time, he enjoys being with his family, travel, cooking, and spending time in the great outdoors.

  • Clinical Interests

    Arthritis of the ankle and foot, traumatic injuries, ankle instability, deformity correction, osteochondral lesions of the talus, achilles injuries

  • Research Interests

    Grimm PD, Wheatley BM, Tomasino A, Leonhardt C, Hunter DA, Wood MD, Moore AM, Davis TA, Tintle SM. Controlling axonal regeneration with acellular nerve allograft limits neuroma formation in peripheral nerve transection: an experimental study in a swine model. Microsurgery. 2022 Sep; 42(6):603-610. PMID 35925036

    Grimm PD, Irwin TA. Complications of Hallux Rigidus Surgery. Foot Ankle Clin. 2022 Jun; 27(2):253-269. PMID 35680287

    Strong AM, Spreadborough PJ, Dey D, Yan P, Li S, Lee A, Haskins RM, Grimm PD, Kumar R, Bradley MJ, Yu PB, Levi B, Davis TA. Bone Morphogenetic Protein Ligand Trap ALK3-Fc Attenuates Osteogenesis and Heterotopic Ossification in Blast-Related Lower Extremity Trauma. Stem Cell Dev. 2021 Jan; 30(2):91-105. PMID 33256557

    Strong AM, Spreadborough PJ, Pagani CA, Haskins RM, Dey D, Grimm PD, Kaneko K, Marini S, Huber AK, Hwang C, Westover K, Mishina Y, Bradley MJ, Levi B, Davis TA. Small molecule inhibition of non-canonical (TAK1-mediated) BMP signaling results in reduced chondrogenic ossification and heterotopic ossification in a rat model of blast-associated combat-related lower limb trauma. Bone. 2020 Oct; 139:115517. PMID 32622875

    Fernicola S, Elsenbeck MJ, Grimm PD, Pisano AJ, Wagner SC. Intrasite Antibiotic Powder for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection in Extremity Surgery: A Systematic Review. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2020 Jan 1;28(1):37-43. PMID: 31008873

    Grimm PD, Mauntel TC, Potter BK. Combat and Non-Combat Musculoskeletal Injuries in the United States Military. Sports Medicine Arthrosc Rev. 2019 Sep; 27(3):84-91. PMID: 31361716

    Grimm PD, Tintle SM, Potter BK, Elster EA. Is Lower Extremity Transplantation a Superior Alternative to Prostheses? No – At Least Not Yet. Current Transplantation Reports. 2018 Oct; (5) 349-357.

    Dworak TC, Wagner SC, Nappo KE, Balazs GC, Grimm PD, Colantonio DF, Tintle SM. The Use of Distal Ulnar Hounsfield Units to Predict Future Fragility Fracture Risk. J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Nov; 43(11):1010-1015 PMID: 29891269

    Saxena SK, Grimm PD, Bharmal HM. Is it safe to use synthetic grafts in pyogenic vertebral osteodiskitis when surgical debridement is required? Clin Spine Surg. 2018 Aug; 31(7): 269-273. PMID: 29595748

    Wagner SC, Dworak TC, Grimm PD, Balazs GC, Tintle SM. Measurement of Distal Ulnar Hounsfield Units Accurately Predicts Bone Mineral Density of the Forearm. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Apr; 99(8): e38. PMID: 28419040

    Balazs GC, Brelin AM, Grimm PD, Dickens JF, Keblish DJ, Rue JH. Hybrid Fixation of Soft Tissue Grafts in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Oct; 44(10): 2724-2732. PMID: 26801921

    Balazs GC, Grimm PD, Donohue MA, Keblish DJ, Rue JP. Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Military Personnel. J Knee Surg. 2016 Aug;29(6):464-70. PMID: 26524090

    Marx RG, Grimm P, Lillemoe KA, Robertson CM, Ayeni OR, Lyman S, Bogner EA, Pavlov H. Reliability of lower leg alignment measurement using radiographs and PACS. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011; 19(10): 1693-1698. PMID: 21431375

    Hetsroni I, Rosenberg HE, Grimm PD, Marx RG. Mycobacterium fortuitum infection following patellar tendon repair: a case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 May; 92(5): 1254-1256. PMID: 20439674

  • Other Info

    Active Duty US Army Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Grimm enjoys getting to know his patients and learning their personal goals in developing a treatment plan for their foot and ankle problems.

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Clinical Associate Professor

Education and Training

Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Internship: Orthopaedic Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Fellowship: Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship, OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, NC

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Dr. Grimm’s Reviews

April 14, 2024

Dr. Grimm is the best provider I've ever met! His patient care is the best I've ever seen and he cares so much about you. I would recommend him to anyone!!!

July 6, 2023

Excellent bedside manner. Great communication skills.

June 12, 2023

Dr. Grimm was an excellent podiatry. This was my first visit with him. He was so helpful in explaining my xrays to me. I actually saw pictures of them. He also gave me inputs on shoes that a person with xxx needed to wear. I will definitely be going back to Dr. Grimm.

June 4, 2023


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