Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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.

UVA Health Orthopedic Center Ivy Road

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.

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UVA Surgical operating room.

Residency Training Program

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.

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UVA Long-Distance Runner Receives Career-Changing Foot Surgery

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.


Surviving & Thriving After Serious Trauma

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.


The Surgery That Gave A Boy Thumbs

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.

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Ivy Mountain

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.

Orthopaedic Journal

Check out the new Orthopaedic Journal and stay up to date with everything going on in our department.

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2022 Resident Research Day

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery will host the 8th Annual Young & Carol Shen Resident Research Day on Wednesday, June 22nd and Friday, June 24th.  Please browse below to see what our residents…

2021 Resident Research Day

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery will host the 7th Annual Young & Carol Shen Resident Research Day on Wednesday, June 16th and Friday, June 18th.  Every year, we have some fantastic presentations from…

2020 Resident Research Day

For 2020, on Tuesday, June 16th, Wednesday, June 17th and Friday, June 19th the Orthopaedic Residency Program at the University of Virginia will host the 6th Annual Young & Carol Shen Resident Research Day.  We have seen…


#DearMayoClinic | From athletes that play contact sports to those with wear and tear – meniscus injuries are one of the most common. Treatment options range from non-operative to arthroscopic solutions, depending on severity.

ICYMI - today’s @BestSeatWINA with UVA’s Bobby Chhabra, MD - featuring the spectacular achievements of @UVASwimDive

Tune in to @BestSeatWINA at 7:20am TODAY to hear UVA’s Bobby Chhabra, MD discuss what’s happening on the sports front at UVA and beyond.

After a 96 mph fastball fractured his right thumb on Saturday, @astros star @JoseAltuve27 faces surgery and could be out awhile. Learn why a #thumbfracture might require surgery at #OrthoInfo: @MLB @HandSociety @AOSSM_SportsMed @otatrauma #Orthotwitter

Doctors diagnose growth plate injuries by asking about the pain and injury, including when the pain started and how the injury happened. Visit the NIAMS website to learn more:

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