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Kathryn M. Polcaro, P.A.-C. today

(301) 340-9200

Rockville & Germantown

Kathryn M. Polcaro, P.A.-C.

Physician Assistant

At Shady Grove Orthopaedics, our physician assistant (PA) works closely with our orthopaedic doctors to provide the highest level of surgical and nonsurgical care for patients.

Physician assistants are highly trained healthcare providers who work under the supervision of our orthopaedic doctors to take medical histories, conduct exams, diagnose and treat bone, joint, and muscle injuries and conditions, order and interpret tests such as X-rays and MRI, prescribe medications, and assist our doctors during surgery. Our PA is trained to recognize when patients need the attention of a supervising doctor or additional specialist.

Kathryn M. Polcaro, P.A.-C., is a physician assistant. She joined Shady Grove Orthopaedics in 2011.

After earning her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont, Kathryn completed her masters of physician assistant studies at D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York.

Kathryn is board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

When she is not seeing patients, Kathryn enjoys hiking, biking, running, and spending time with her family.

Awards and Recognitions


  • University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Graduate Studies

  • D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY


  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Professional Membership

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants

What our patients should know about Coronavirus (Covid-19)

We are open and seeing patients, both in office and via Televisits.  Call today for more information, 301-340-9200. All of our Physicians have had both rounds of their Covid-19 Vaccines.

At Shady Grove Ortho, patient safety and well-being has always been our first priority. In light of recent concerns about the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), patients should be assured that we employ the highest standards of safety and infection control protocols. We are actively monitoring developments and news regarding local outbreaks and will take further action if necessary.

Safety First

For the safety of our patients and our staff, if you are experiencing a cold or flu-like symptoms, we ask that you defer any appointments until you are symptom-free.

While the best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure, the CDC recommends the following measures: