F. Winston Gwathmey, MD

F. Winston Gwathmey, MD

Gwathmey CV 10 17 2013 300 dpi


Clinic Location:
Sports Medicine Clinic
Fontaine Research Park
515 Ray C. Hunt Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Zion Crossroads Clinic
1015 Spring Creek Pkwy
Zion Crossroads, VA 22942

Clinic Phone:
434.243.7778 (Charlottesville)434.243.9466 (Zion)

Mailing Address:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
PO Box 800159
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Office Phone:

Office Fax:

Debbie Handy



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.



Beyond Orthopaedics

"My wife Kelly, 4 year-old daughter Cate, and 1 year-old son Robert keep me on my toes outside of work.  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

Medical Student Orthopaedic Surgery Clerkship Director

Team Physician, University of Virginia Athletics

Team Physician, James Madison University Athletics

Team Physician, Charlottesville TomSox


Orthopaedic Surgery


Sports Medicine and Hip Arthroscopy

Special Expertise:

Arthroscopy of the hip, shoulder, and knee

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


Charles Miller UVA Resident Teaching Award (2015)

Young Scientist Award (2014)

Mullholland Medical Student Teaching Award (2012)

Administrative Chief Resident, UVA Orthopaedics Residency (2011)

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

Resident Leadership Form, American Orthopaedic Association (2011)

Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Best Teaching Resident (2010)

Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Academic Honor Society (2007)


B.A., University of Virginia (2001)

M.D., Eastern Virginia Medical School (2007)


Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia


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

Hip Arthroscopy, Nashville Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Center (Dr. Thomas Byrd)

Licensure: Virginia


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

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