F. Winston Gwathmey, MD

F. Winston Gwathmey, MD

Gwathmey CV 10 17 2013 300 dpi

Office Location:
Sports Medicine Center
at Fontaine

Office Phone:

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

F. Winston Gwathmey, MD

Dr. Gwathmey joined the Sports Medicine Division of the University of Virginia Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2013. After completing his Orthopaedic Surgery residency training at UVA, he underwent fellowship training in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School. In Boston, he was an assistant team physician for the New England Patriots and also worked closely with the medical staff for the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins. Dr. Gwathmey subsequently obtained additional hip arthroscopy training in Nashville, TN, with Dr. Thomas Byrd who is universally recognized as a pioneer in hip arthroscopy.

Dr. Gwathmey specializes in Sports Medicine and Hip Arthroscopy. This includes the diagnosis and treatment of athletic injuries and conditions of the shoulder, hip, knee, and foot/ankle. He is a team physician for UVA and James Madison University athletics as well as numerous high school teams. He is also active in medical student and resident education winning numerous teaching awards during his training.  He was recently appointed Associate Residency Program Director.  His research interests include clinical outcomes after shoulder, hip, and knee arthroscopy, biomechanical analysis of the hip and knee joint, and the natural history of femoroacetabular impingement.

Watch a video of Dr. Gwathmey performing
an arthroscopic hip labrum repair.


Read article by Dr. Gwathmey on Hip Injuries in Athletes


Beyond Orthopaedics

"My wife Kelly and 4 year-old daughter Cate keep me on my toes outside of work.  We welcomed our second child, Robert, in March 2014.  Our family is thrilled to live here and we enjoy exploring Charlottesville and the beautiful surrounding area.  We are always looking for new things to do and places to see.  We have family in Virginia and North Carolina and try to spend time with them whenever possible."




Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Associate Residency Program Director


Orthopaedic Surgery


Sports Medicine and Hip Arthroscopy

Special Expertise:


Athletic injuries of the hip, shoulder, knee, and foot/ankle

Rotator cuff tears and shoulder instability

Knee ligament (ACL) and meniscus/cartilage injury

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and hip labral tears


Mulholland Medical Student Teaching Award (2012)

100th Percentile Score, Orthopaedic In-Training Exam (2011)

Resident Leadership Forum, American Orthopaedic Association (2011)

Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma Best Teaching Resident (2010)

Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Academic Honor Society (2007)


University of Virginia (B.A.)
Eastern Virginia Medical School (M.D.)


Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia


Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School

Licensure: Virginia and Massachusetts


Board Eligible in Orthopaedic Surgery (American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery)

In the News: UVa Physician Resource - "Arthroscopy Now an Option for Treating Hip Pain" -

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December 2013 - Dr. Gwathmey on local NBC affiliate Program "Health Discussions" to discuss "Hip Arthroscopy" Watch Video....

Dr. Gwathmey and Dr. Byrd publish chapter on Athletic Hip Injuries
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