Sunjay Berdia, MD, M.S.

Dr. Sunjay Berdia, M.D., M.S. is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon that specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery at The Orthopaedic Center division in Rockville , Maryland. Dr. Berdia is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He continues to pursue research interests and has many publications. He has given numerous presentations at national meetings worldwide. His current research interests include kinematic analysis of wrist motion, wrist instability, carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome, and distal radius fractures.

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Areas Of Expertise

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery


  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • General Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Degree

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine; Chicago, IL


Yale University; New Haven, CT


State University of New York Upstate Medical University; Syracuse, NY



  • Board Certified: Hand Surgery
  • Board Certified: Orthopaedic Surgery


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Metropolitan Washington DC Society for Surgery of the Hand

Major Accomplishments

  • Developed artificial intelligence software that could automatically determine polyethylene wear of total hip arthroplasties using digitized radiographs
  • University of Chicago Student Summer Research Poster Forum Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Orthopaedic Research and Educational Foundation Resident Research Award
  • Many publications and presentations

Hospital Affiliations

  • Suburban Hospital
  • Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

Patient Testimonials

I am writing to thank you for referring me to Dr. Sunjay Berdia for a second opinion.

This past May, I came to you with a broken right pinky finger. It was a pile-on fracture that shattered the PIP joint. You told me that it was a severe and complicated fracture, and you said that I would probably have to live with it and/or have the joint fused.

Fortunately, you referred me to Dr. Berdia. He agreed that it was a nasty break. But he was willing to attempt to fix it – by either reconstructing the joint with my own bone or doing a joint replacement. We opted to try the first option, with the joint replacement as a fallback Plan B if the attempt at joint reconstruction failed.

I am happy to tell you that the joint reconstruction went very well. He did the surgery on May 31, and today I was discharged. As you will see from the enclosed Hand Therapy Progress Summary, I have regained considerable range of motion and my hand strength is returning. Dr. Berdia, in his soft-spoken, low-key manner, called it “a home run!” I am very pleased with the result.

So, thank you for pointing me in the right direction. I am grateful to you and to Dr. Berdia for giving me back the use of my finger.

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Dr. Berdia gave a presentation at the Philly Hand Meeting

Dr. Berdia’s presentation April 10th, Tri-City Meeting