About the ASSH Clinician-Scientist Development Program

Recently named as chair of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Virginia (UVA), Dr. Bobby Chhabra also serves as a professor of orthopaedic and plastic surgery at UVA Health Systems. In addition to his responsibilities as an educator, he is the Hand Consultant for UVA’s Department of Athletics.

As an engaged member of his field, Dr. Bobby Chhabra is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). He has been chosen as program co-director for the 2014 ASSH Annual Meeting.

Established in 2003, the Clinician-Scientist Development Program of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand is designed to assist up-and-coming young practitioners by forming mentor relationships between senior clinician-scientists and residents. The program accepts applications from residents, fellows, and junior faculty members who are interested in becoming clinician-scientists in the orthopaedic specialty.

Recognized as a leading source of information regarding conditions and treatment for the hand and upper extremities, ASSH is committed to promoting the specialty of upper extremity and hand surgery through advocacy, education, and research. The organization strives to ensure successful outcomes for its members and the highest quality of care for patients.

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