A. Bobby Chhabra MD

A. Bobby Chhabra MD

Lillian T. Pratt Distinguished Professor and Department Chair

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Office Location:
UVA Hand Center
Fontaine Research Park
415 Ray C. Hunt Dr, 3rd Floor

Appointment Number:
434.243.4263

Office Phone:
434.243.0218
Office Fax:
434.243.0290

 

Mailing Address:
Box 800159 HSC
Dept Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22908

 

Dr. A. Bobby Chhabra graduated from the Johns Hopkins University with undergraduate degree in Biology before completing his medical education at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia Health System.  He received his fellowship training in hand and upper extremity, microvascular and congenital hand surgery at the Hand Center of San Antonio and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. He returned to the University of Virginia in 2002 during which time he helped create the University of Virginia Hand Center.  Dr. Chhabra is currently the Lillian T. Pratt Distinguished Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Virginia.  He is the Division Head of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. He is also the hand and upper extremity consultant for the University of Virginia Department of Athletics. His areas of expertise include hand, wrist, and elbow trauma and arthritis with a particular interest in athletic injuries and congenital hand surgery. He has a basic science laboratory that is investigating flexor tendon healing using growth factor and stem cell technology and tissue engineering principles.

Dr. Chhabra is a nationally recognized Orthopaedic educator and has been a  course director for several Orthopaedic board review courses.  He has received the University of Virginia Master Educator Award and the University of Virginia School of Medicine Award  for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Chhabra is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and a fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association. He is past President of the Virginia Orthopaedic Society.

Beyond Orthopaedics

"I enjoy spending time outdoors with my wife and kids
and I am an avid Virginia Cavalier and
Washington Redskins sports fan
."

Appointments:

Chair, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Virginia
Lillian T. Pratt Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Division Head, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, University of Virginia

Co-Director, UVA Hand Center

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery                                   

Professor of Plastic Surgery                                                   

Director, UVa Orthopaedic Hand Surgery Fellowship

Hand and Upper Extremity Consultant, UVa Athletics

Specialty:

Orthopaedics

Subspecialty:

Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Surgery, Microsurgery

Special
Expertise:

Sports Related Injuries to the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow

Congenital and Pediatric Hand Surgery

Trauma and Arthritis of the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow

Microvascular Surgery

Awards:

2014 "Best Doctors in America" Award

2010 – 2011 President, Virginia Orthopaedic Society

2010 Charles W. Miller Chief Resident Teaching Award, University of Virginia, Department of Orthopaedics

September 2009 Appointed to the Executive Council of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Board Member at Large

June 2009 Charles J. Frankel Endowed Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery

May 2009 President-Elect, Virginia Orthopaedic Society

June 2008 Induction into the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)

2007 - 2013 "Best Doctors in America" Award

2007 Recipient of the University of Virginia Master Educator Award

2006 Recipient of the University of Virginia School of Medicine Award for Excellence in Teaching

2006 Inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Educators

2006 Charles W. Miller Chief Resident Teaching Award, University of Virginia, Department of Orthopaedics

2006 Best Lecturer Award, Colorado Orthopaedic Review Course

2006 Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Career Development Award

2004 Robert Pruner Resident Teaching Award, University of Virginia, Department of Orthopaedics

Education:

Johns Hopkins University, BA, Molecular Biology 1991

University of Virginia School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1995

Residency:

General Surgery Internship

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Orthopaedic Basic Science

Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery,

University of Virginia 1995-2001

Fellowship:

Fellowship in Hand, Upper Extremity,  Microvascular & Congenital Hand Surgery, Hand Center of San Antonio, TX 2001-2002

Certification:

Orthopaedic Surgery, through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2004

Certificate of Added Qualification for Surgery of the Hand, 2005

State License:

Virginia

Research Description:

Dr. Chhabra's main area of research is focused on enhancing healing of flexor tendon lacerations in the hand. He has an active laboratory investigating the effect of growth factors and tissue engineering principles and how these tools can be used to accelerate flexor tendon healing to allow for improved clinical outcomes. His work has been presented at numerous meetings including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the Orthopaedic Research Society. His research is supported by the NIH/NIAMS.

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