Sheriff D. Akinleye, MD

Physician photo of UVA Orthopaedic Dr. Sheriff D. Akinleye

Dr. Sheriff D. Akinleye joined UVA Orthopaedics in Culpeper in 2020 and is currently accepting new patients with chronic pain, numbness or fractures in their shoulders, arms, forearms, wrists and hands. Dr. Akinleye is the first provider in more than 15 years to offer this level of specialized service (upper extremity surgery – shoulder to fingertips) to the Culpeper area. His practice encompasses upper extremity joint replacement, arthroscopy and soft tissue management. All surgery, rehabilitation and postoperative follow-up visits are performed at Culpeper Medical Center. Dr. Akinleye completed a hand and upper extremity fellowship at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this year, which prompted his move to Culpeper. A graduate of The Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Dr. Akinleye completed a research fellowship and orthopedic surgery residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is also a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He was born in the Bronx and grew up in Queens, NY. He grew up in a large but close, tight-knit family that helped to shape his character and work ethic.

Beyond Orthopaedics

“I was excited to take this opportunity at Culpeper Medical Center, which allows me to continue to work with my mentors at UVA while bringing this much-needed specialized care to the community I now call home.”


Clinic Location:
UVA Orthopedics
Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center
541 Sunset Lane, Suite 305
Culpeper, VA 22701
Mailing Address:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
PO Box 800159
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Specialty and Subspecialty

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Subspecialty: Joint replacement, Arthroscopy, and Soft Tissue Management.


Primary: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2013

Residency: Maimonides Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Fellowships: University of Virginia Orthopaedics: Hand & Upper Extremity

Special Expertise

  • Upper extremity surgery (shoulder to fingertips).
  • Numbness or fractures inshoulders, arms, forearms, wrists and hands.
  • Joint replacement, arthroscopy and soft tissue management.

Certification and Licensure

Board Eligible in Orthopaedic Surgery, Virginia.