Retired orthopedic surgeon, serving as Chair of Bridges to Common Ground
David Hungerford, M.D., is one of the foremost hip and joint specialists in the world. He served 38 years at the Johns Hopkins Orthopedic Surgery and The Good Samaritan
Hospital in Baltimore. In honor of his work, Good Samaritan Hospital established The David S. Hungerford, M.D., Chair in Orthopedic Surgery in 2000.
Hungerford is long recognized for his contributions to philanthropic medical organizations and causes worldwide. For 12 years, from 1996 to 2008, he served as chairman of
the board of Medical Assistance Programs (MAP), an organization that promotes the total health of people living in developing countries. Hungerford was awarded the 2013
Humanitarian Award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in March of 2013.
Together with his wife Heide, Hungerford has partnered to create opportunities and
advancements in the field of orthopedics across the globe. The Hungerfords are co-chairs
of the Partners Association of CURE International, an organization that establishes
teaching hospitals in developing countries to serve the needs of the disabled. Though
retired, Hungerford still participates in programs to perform surgery in mission hospitals
around the world.
In 2009, the Hungerfords started A Common Path Alliance (CPA), a new organization
dedicated to promoting reconciliation between Muslims and Christians. Hungerford has
also served on the board of Bridges to Common Ground since 2013.
Most recently, Hungerford co-authored “The Qur’an – with References to the Bible, A
Contemporary Understanding,” a new, never-before-completed translation of the Qur’an
into contemporary English featuring more than 3,000 parallel references to the Bible.