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.

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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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.

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Orthopaedic Journal

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

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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…

2019 Orthopaedic Surgery Alumni Weekend

The University of Virginia Department of Orthopaedics is pleased to present the 2019 Orthopaedic Surgery Alumni Weekend! For dates, course overviews, registration information, program agenda, please click here to download the full…


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In case you missed today’s earlier show, hear Dr. Chhabra talk about the opening of UVA’s new Orthopedic Center at Ivy Road

We have a new @BestSeatWINA interview with UVA’s Bobby Chhabra, MD at 7:20am TODAY! Tune in to hear about sports injuries, teams, and players making the news

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