DAVID S. HUNGERFORD served for 28 years both as chief of the Arthritis Division in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Hopkins and chief of orthopaedics at Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Hungerford, who completed his post-graduate training at Oxford University in England and at Hopkins, is considered to be one of the foremost hip and joint specialists in the world. He focuses his research and clinical work on total joint replacement, revision surgeries, diagnosis and treatment of osteonecrosis, and cartilage regeneration. In addition to his own work in the field, Dr. Hungerford is credited with assembling one of the world's best arthritis divisions, responsible for improving understanding of how a healthy musculoskeletal system functions and how it responds to trauma.
GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL, located in northeast Baltimore, was founded in 1968 through the benevolence of local merchant and philanthropist Thomas O'Neill. It has matured as one of Baltimore's premier comprehensive community hospitals. Good Samaritan and Johns Hopkins Medicine have worked together on centers of clinical and academic excellence in physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopaedics, and rheumatology.