Residency Program

Orthopaedic Residency 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, we are established as a national and international leader in providing outstanding patient care, medical education, and musculoskeletal research. Our residents and alumni demonstrate this superbly.

The combination of outstanding faculty members, committed residency students, and state-of-the-art musculoskeletal research, methods, and procedures in superb facilities combine to provide excellent medical education, clinical experience, and patient care.


Resident paintball on a snowy day. 2017 Turkey Bowl Kevin Laroche, Max Hoggard, Victor Anciano, and Eric Larson after the 2017 Turkey Bowl  Max Hoggard dunks over Ian Dempsey and a giant inflatable orca in a pool basketball game with Jourdan Cancienne and Eric Larson The 2019 class presents their research to visiting professor Peter Stern from Cincinnati. 2017 graduation Visiting Professor Peter Stern shares his wisdom with the Orthopaedic Surgery department. 2018 class panel during resident research day Kevin Laroche assists Aaron Casp during a tibial nail sawbones lab Michael Hadeed plating a distal femur Dr. David Weiss teaching the finer points of femoral nailing in the Surgical Skills lab Dr. Kahler explaining guide pin placement for hip fracture DHS Beamer Carr receives the Mulholland Award for medical student teaching from Dr. Susan Kirk Andrew Bridgforth and Hakan Pehlivan place pedicle screws during a spine lab Hakan Pehlivan and Bayan Aghdasi enjoying the spine lab Cody Evans presenting cases to Drs. Andy Burgess and David Weiss Evan Carstensen presenting his research at the AAOS Annual Meeting in San Diego Wojciech Czoch instrumenting the lumbar spine in the surgical skills lab. Wojciech Czoch and Mike Hadeed at a UVA Basketball game with Ann and Keith Bachmann. Turkey Bowl 2016 Hakan Pehlivan, Dan Hess, Bayan Aghdasi, Evan Carstensen, and Kevin LaRoche enjoying quality time in the ED. Victor Anciano and Mike Hadeed enjoy some free time after work. Victor Anciano and Emily Cushnie working together in the OR Mastering spine surgery Mike Hadeed receives a long-arm splint by Suraj Bolarinwa while Victor looks on Victor Anciano, Mike Hadeed, and Aaron Casp at chief graduation Ortho class of 2020 at the fracture course Chief residents 2015/16 - Nathan Lanham, Adam Wilson, Rahman Kandil, Tyrrell Burrus, and Josh Li 2016 Resident Research Day Rahman Kandil and Jourdan Cancienne work on cadaveric research project Scott Yang, Brian Werner, and Tom Keller participating in the Charlottesville Bike MS Tour De Vine. Hakan Pehlivan, Evan Carstensen, Roberto Valladares, Beamer Carr, Ahmad Fashandi, and Cody Evans Evan and Elizabeth Carstensen with Hakan Pehlivan at graduation. Ortho resident class of 2020 in Chicago Victor Anciano with Emily Cushnie and Wojciech Czoch getting work done in PACU Boyd Rawles and Justin Griffin enjoying burritos and beers in Roanoke Wojciech Czoch and Ahmad Fashandi present the anatomy of the shoulder during cadaver dissection. Ian Dempsey demonstrates anatomy of the shoulder to Evan Carstensen and Dan Hess OITE champs on the floor at the UVA basketball game. Dr. Cancienne presents his research at AHHKS Interns take a trip to Warsaw to learn arthroscopy and arthroplasty. Turkey Bowl 2013 Jourdan Cancienne mastering arthroscopy. Ian Dempsey, Beamer Carr, and Cody Evans Jeff Boatright operating during a cadaver workshop Jeff Boatright working on a cadaver with Cody Evans and Beamer Carr Residents working on arthroscopic skills Emily Cushnie and Ian Dempsey refine their ankle splinting technique Chief residents Justin Griffin, Scott Yang, Megan Gleason, Steve Ikpe, and Brian Werner at graduation.  Rahman Kandil places an arm coaptation splint on Adam Wilson Nathan Lanham applies an ankle splint on Ahmad Fashandi Beamer Carr presents his research at the AOFAS Annual Meeting in San Diego Tyrrell Burrus hitting the slopes. Tyrrell Burrus presents his research at the AOFAS Annual Meeting in San Diego Ian Dempsey, Roberto Valladares, Cody Evans, and Scott Yang prepare to hit the road. Dr. Ian Dempsey performing shoulder arthroscopy Rahman Kandil and Jourdan Cancienne work on cadaveric research project Drs. Scott Yang and Tyrrell Burrus operating on call Brian Werner and Beamer Carr work on hip arthroscopy techniques in our fresh tissue cadaver lab Dr. Thomas Byrd demonstrating fundamentals of hip arthroscopy to Justin Griffin Scott Yang and Brian Werner racing in the Virginia Beach marathon. Scott Yang, Brian Werner, and Tom Keller after the Virginia Beach Marathon. Dr. Kandil demonstrating how to use the cast saw with Dr. Anciano Mac Hogan and John Scanelli studying hard during their chief year at the Miller Review Course Justin Griffin mastering arthroscopy Residents MaC Hogan, Winston Gwathmey, and Marc Haro with Dr. Brian Cole visiting Monticello
Max Hoggard dunks over Ian Dempsey and a giant inflatable orca in a pool basketball game with Jourdan Cancienne and Eric Larson


Residency CoordinatorDavid Craig

David Craig helps to organize the many moving parts of our residency program and facilitates the day-to-day activities of our residents and medical students.  Questions about our educational program may be directed to him.

Contact information
phone: (434) 243.0265


Our Mission

“To attain a national and international reputation as a leader in academic Orthopaedics
in the areas of patient care, orthopaedic education, and musculoskeletal research.”