Christopher L. Forthman, MD


CNHC Faculty


Dr. Forthman earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Harvard. He completed his hand surgery fellowship at the Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Forthman is an attending hand surgeon and consultant for outpatient clinics and surgical cases with the residents and fellows. He is actively involved in direct surgical education, didactic lectures and research. Dr. Forthman and the fellows explore the spectrum of upper extremity disorders in a weekly case-based indications conference. The nuances of the traumatized hand are further discussed during “on-call” sessions with the residents and fellows.

Dr. Forthman provides a comprehensive orthopedic upper extremity practice treating disorders from shoulder arthritis and rotator cuff tears to complex hand and elbow reconstruction.

MedStar Provider Profile


The Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
3333 N. Calvert Street
Johnston Professional Bldg – 2nd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
(410) 235-5405

Greater Chesapeake Hand Specialists
1400 Front Avenue, Suite 100
Lutherville, Maryland 21093
(410) 296-6232

Greater Chesapeake Hand Specialists at Westminster
David Green Building
844 Washington Road, Ste. 102
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 296-6232