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Dr. Wiemi Abell Douoguih, MD

Dr. Wiemi Abell Douoguih, MD

Languages: English, French
Phone: 202-416-2000
Fax: 202-416-2001

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Specialties
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Conditions I Treat
  • achilles tendon injury
  • achilles tendon tear
  • achilles tendonitis
  • achilles tendonosis
  • acromioclavicular fracture
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Procedures I Perform
  • arthroscopy of elbow
  • arthroscopy of hip
  • damaged knee cartilage removal
  • knee surgery
  • meniscus transplant
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About the Provider

Dr. Douoguih is an orthopaedic surgeon and a member of the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute. He serves as Regional Medical Director of MedStar Sports Medicine and Director of Sports Medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Georgetown University. 

He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA and the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Dr. Douoguih is an alumnus of the Union Memorial Residency Program.

Dr. Douoguih serves as Regional Medical Director of MedStar Sports Medicine. He also serves as the Senior Orthopaedic Consultant for the Washington Wizards (NBA) Washington Mystics (WNBA) and as Medical Director for the Washington Capitals (NHL). He is a consultant for the Baltimore Ravens (NFL) and NFL Players Association.  He served as  Medical Director and Head Team Physician for the Washington Nationals (MLB) for seven years, up through 2015. Dr. Douoguih has also served as  assistant team physician for the Washington Redskins, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Angels, and Anaheim Mighty Ducks, as well as for the teams of Loyola Marymount University. He has successfully operated on numerous professional and elite athletes in a wide range of sports. 

Dr. Douoguih is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and holds a subspecialty certification in sports medicine. He specializes in arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder, elbow and knee. An award winning researcher who has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals, he has lectured internationally on various sports medicine topics. Dr. Douoguih was an All-American and Hall of Fame lacrosse player at Washington and Lee University.  He also won a national judo championship in 2001.

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Education
  • Fellowship Program: Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic (2003)
  • Residency Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (2002)
  • Internship Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (1998)
  • Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University (1997)
  • Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College (1997)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Publications

Postoperative Rehabilitation of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review Wiemi A. Douoguih, MD, Jonathan Day, MS, Ehab A. Bahrun, BS, Blake M. Bodendorfer, MD, Christopher Brandt, PTA, ATC, and Austin Looney, MD.  Sports Med Arthrosc Rev 2021 In Press

Douoguih WA. Zade R, Bodendorfer B, Siddiqi Y. Outcomes of Selective ACL Repair of the
Anterior Cruciate Ligament with Suture Augmentation. Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine and
Rehabilitation Aug 2020.

Bachmaier S, DiFelice, GS, Sonnery-Cottet B, Douoguih WA, Smith PA, Pace LJ, Ritter D,
Wijdicks CA. Treatment of Acute Proximal Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears- Part 1: Gap
Formation and Stabilization Potential of Repair Techniques. Orthopedic Journal of Sports Med.
January 2020; 8 (1).

Bachmaier S, DiFelice, GS, Sonnery-Cottet B, Douoguih WA, Smith PA, Pace LJ, Ritter D,
Wijdicks CA. Treatment of Acute Proximal Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears- Part 2: The Role
of Internal Bracing on Gap Formation and Stabilization of Repair Techniques Orthopedic
Journal of Sports Med January 2020; 8 (1).

DiFelice G, Sonnery Cottet B, Smith P, Douoguih, WA, Van der list JP Should we rethink
success after ACL surgery? Letter to the editor. Am J Sports Med 2019 47 (10)
Douoguih WA, Goodwin D, Churchill R, Paulus M, Maxwell A. Conjoined Tendon transfer for

Traumatic Anterior Glenohumeral Instability in Patients with Large Bony Defects and Anterior
Capsulolabral Deficiency. Arthroscopy 2018; 34: 12-20

Hassan SE, Parks BG, Douoguih WA, Osbahr DC. Effect of distal ulnar collateral ligament tear
pattern on contact forces and valgus stability in the posteromedial compartment of the elbow.
Am J Sports Med 2015;43:447-52.

Douoguih WA, Dolce DL, Lincoln A. Early Cocking Phase Mechanics and Upper Extremity
Surgery Risk in Starting Professional Baseball Pitchers. Ortho J Sports Med 2015 3(4): 1-5

Panchal A, Osbahr DC, Parks BG, Douoguih WA. Conjoined tendon transfer
vs modified Bristow in a glenoid bone loss model: a biomechanical study [abstr]. Ortho J Sports
Med 1[4S], https://ojs.sagepub.com/content/1-4_suppl/2325967113S00012.abstract. Accessed
April 9, 2014.

Thomas P, Parks B, Douoguih, WA: Anterior Shoulder Instability with Bristow Procedure
Versus Conjoined Tendon Transfer Alone in a Simple Soft-Tissue Model. The Journal of
Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 26(9): 1189-1194 September 2010

Douoguih WA: Treatment of Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Instability in the Contact and
Collision Athlete. Current Opinion in Orthopaedic Surgery, 16:82-88, 2005
Hinton RY, Lincoln A, Douoguih WA, Sharma K: Injury Epidemiology of Scholastic-Aged
Girls’ and Boys’ Lacrosse: A Three-year Prospective Study. Am J Sports Med, 33:1305-1314,
September 2005

Douoguih WA., Shaffer BS: Avoiding Complications in Arthroscopic Subacromial Space and
Instability Surgery. In Ryu RKN ed: Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine 12(2): 91-98,
2004

Lumsden DB; Anderson C; Easley MA, Douoguih WA; Miller SD; Schon LC: Topography of
the Distal Tibial Nerve. Foot and Ankle International 24 (9); Sept 2003.

Tuten, HR; Young CD; Douoguih WA; Lenhardt K; Wilkerson JW; Adelaar RS: Adhesive
Capsulitis of the Shoulder in Male Cardiac Surgery Patients. Orthopaedics 23 (7); July 2000.

Douoguih WA; Sponseller PD. Editors, Frassica FJ; D’Ambrosia RD: Atlanto-Axial Rotatory
Displacement. Orthopaedics Hyperguide Fall 2000.

Tarkington MA, Douoguih WA; Yeomans TD; Magnant CM, Tehan TJ: Evaluating and
Managing Post-operative Delirium. Contemporary Urology, November 1993; 5(11): 36-47.

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Practice Locations
  • 1133 21st Street Northwest
    Washington, DC 20036
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  • 106 Irving Street Northwest
    Floor 5NW
    Washington, DC 20010
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  • 1120 20th Street Northwest
    Washington, DC 20036
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Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Awards
  • Washingtonian Top Doctor Award:2010, 2012, 2014-2020
  • Winner of MHRI Research Symposium First Place Award. Posterior cruciate
  • ligament reconstruction: a comparison of tibial inlay suture and bone block fixation. 3rd
  • Annual MedStar Health Research Symposium 2014.
  • AOSSM 2013 Aircast Award: Best Basic Science Paper Presented by a Fellow
  • Conjoined Tendon Transfer vs. Modified Bristow in a Glenoid Bone Loss Model: a
  • Biomechanical Study. 2012
  • Washington and Lee Athletic Hall of Fame: Inducted 2017 for Varsity Lacrosse
  • Montclair Kimberly Academy Athletic Hall of Fame: Inducted 2013, Varsity Lacrosse
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