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.
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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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2019 Resident Research Day

On Wednesday, June 19, 2019 and Friday, June 21, 2019, the Orthopaedic Residency Program at the University of Virginia will host the 5th Annual Young & Carol Shen Resident Research Day.  We…

2018 Resident Research Day

On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 and Friday, June 22, 2018, the Orthopaedic Residency Program at the University of Virginia will host our annual Resident Research Day.  We are fortunate to have a group of residents who are outstanding not only clinically and surgically, but also in musculoskeletal research.

2017 Shen Resident Research Day

The 2017 Shen Resident Research Day will take place on June 23rd, 2017. The event will feature presentations by our Residents on a wide variety of orthopaedic and clinical topics. More information on the event and presentations will be provided after the 23rd. If, however you are a judge, and would like to review papers prior to the event, click the link below and input the password provided to you for access to them.
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Does the aching pain in your heel have you adjusting your training program this running season? Countless runners suffer from Achilles tendon injuries every year... https://t.co/TsuhFRNvkX

To our graduating Chief Residents-Thank you for your dedication to patient care and to the hard work involved in refining both knowledge and skills. Good luck on the board exam and know we will always be your colleagues #GoHoos

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