Richard J. Edgar, MD
George Mason University
BS in Psychobiology, Summa Cum Laude
University of Maryland Medical School
University of Pennsylvania Medical School
Dr. Richard Edgar is a Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician at the Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic. He specializes in the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal injuries with advanced training in concussion management, diagnostic ultrasound, and ultrasound guided injections including platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Additionally, Dr. Edgar specializes in advanced ultrasound procedures including TenEx/TenJet.
Dr. Edgar is no stranger to the Northern Virginia region. A native of Mechanicsville, MD he grew up playing for D.C. United’s youth soccer teams and later was selected to the United States Men’s U-15 and U-17 National Soccer Teams serving as team captain. He received a B.S in Psychology from George Mason University graduating Summa Cum Laude. While at George Mason, he continued his soccer career helping lead the Patriots to the Colonial Athletic Association title in 2008 earning numerous awards throughout his career including Academic All American First team, Lowes Senior Class award Finalist, and CAA Scholar athlete of the year. In 2018, he was named to the George Mason Men’s soccer Hall of Fame.
Dr. Edgar attended medical school at the University of Maryland where he was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society which recognizes students who are exemplars of compassionate patient care and who serve as role models in the community. Additionally, he received the Kowaleski Award in Family Medicine which is given to a student who exhibits excellence in Family Medicine. Dr. Edgar completed his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Pennsylvania where he provided care at numerous mass sporting events such as the Humana Rock and Roll Half Marathon and the Penn Relays. Following residency, Dr. Edgar completed his Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Crozer Health in Springfield, PA, and served as team physician for Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union and Union II teams as well as the University of Delaware and multiple local high schools.
Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 11, Dr. Edgar is acutely aware of the barriers between exercise and living with a chronic disease presents to patients. Additionally, after suffering a fractured clavicle while playing at George Mason (subsequently repaired by Dr. Sameer Nagda of Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic) he gained first hand experience of the mental and physical toll recovering from injury can have on an athlete. These experiences have inspired Dr. Edgar to further his training and earn the International Olympic Committee’s Mental Health in Elite Athlete Certification. Dr. Edgar’s goal is to provide the same level of excellent and compassionate care that his physicians have given him such that his patients can reach all of their exercise/athletic goals.
In his free time, Dr. Edgar enjoys spending time with his family, playing soccer, cycling, and woodworking. He continues to play in amateur soccer leagues throughout the DC Metro area. He currently serves as team physician for the United States U-17 Men’s National Soccer Team as well as many local high schools in the Northern Virginia community.
Edgar R, Nagda S, Huffman R, Namdari S. Pulmonary Embolism After Shoulder Arthroscopy. Orthopedics. 2012; 35(11): e1673-6.
“Prevalence of Medical Co-Morbidities in Diabetic Athletes”. Edgar, R., DuPrey, K., Webner, D., Buckley, T. Accepted for review for research abstract presentation at American Medical Society Sports Medicine National Conference 2022, Austin, TX.
“Bilateral Atraumatic Hip Pain in Elite Youth Soccer Player”. Edgar, R., DuPrey, K., Webner, D. Accepted for review for poster presentation at American Medical Society Sports Medicine National Conference 2022, Austin, TX.
“An Unusual Culprit of Scapular Dyskinesis”. Edgar, R., Maloney, M., Fayock, K. Presented at American Medical Society Sports Medicine National Conference 2021, San Diego, CA.
“Enhancing Our Discharge Protocol to Improve Patient Outcomes.” Edgar, R., Lee, J. Accepted as poster presentation for Society of Teachers of Family Medicine 2020 Conference on Practice & Quality Improvement, 5/2021
“Chronic Intermittent Triggering of Right Ring Finger in Healthy Male”. Edgar, R., Fayock, K. Presented at American Medical Society Sports Medicine National Conference 2020, Atlanta, GA.
“PCT2: Patients Continue Teaching in the Primary Care Track – A study in Progress.” Edgar, R., Spanier, A., Southall, N., Colgan, R. Presented at the Academic Primary Care Symposium at the University of Maryland in collaboration with John’s Hopkins Medicine 2018; Baltimore, MD.
“SLAP Repair vs. Biceps Tenodesis for Management of SLAP Tears: Biceps Tenodesis is better” Nagda S, Edgar R. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Virginia Orthopaedic Society, 2012; Williamsburg, VA
“Patient Perception of Physician Reimbursement in Elective Shoulder Surgery.” Nagda, S, Wiesel B, Abboud J, Edgar R, Garstka J, Sheth N, Foran J. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Virginia Orthopaedic Society 2012, Williamsburg, VA. 2012