In the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery our mission is to be an academic leader in orthopaedic clinical care, innovative resident education, and musculoskeletal research. In the area of patient care, we strive to provide state-of-the-art, comprehensive but cost-effective care for all musculoskeletal disorders. Our education goals are to provide quality graduate orthopaedic education through a structured innovative teaching and evaluation process. Researchers in our department endeavor to make significant advances in musculoskeletal scientific knowledge and clinical practice through collaborative basic science, translational, and clinical research.
The new 200,000 square foot UVA Health Orthopedic Center brings the full range of orthopedic services under one roof. It is one of the largest outpatient centers in the nation. Chair of UVA Health Department of Orthopedics Bobby Chhabra, MD, outlines the many features and services of the new clinic, and how they benefit both patients and team members.
The University of Virginia Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training Program offers excellent education, training, and research. With more than 70 years of proven history, UVA is established as a national and international leader in providing outstanding patient care, medical education, and musculoskeletal research.
Cleo Boyd, a long-distance runner for UVA's Cross-Country team and Track & Field team struggled with a lingering injury. Boyd was operated on by Dr. Joseph Park, an orthopedic surgeon at UVA Health System. Since the procedure, Boyd has been able to consistently train and was part of the ACC Championship team in 2015.
Lisa Black was on her way home from work when she was struck by a drunk driver. She was rushed to UVA Medical Center where she underwent several surgeries in the immediate hours following the crash. Lisa suffered fractures in her neck, back, ribs, hands, legs and knees – among other injuries.
Connor Woodle has a genetic disorder that resulted in him being born without thumbs, he now has all the dexterity he needs thanks to Dr. Bobby Chhabra, co-founder of the UVA Hand Center, who created thumbs for Connor over the course of two operations.
On December 15, 2021, Dr. Chhabra was interviewed on NBC29 about the new UVA Orthopedic Center, Ivy Mountain. Check out the interview to learn more about this state of the art facility and what to expect when it opens this year.
Check out the new Orthopaedic Journal and stay up to date with everything going on in our department.
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