A licensed hand surgeon, Dr. Bobby Chhabra is Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia.
The University of Virginia Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship was established to give surgeons in training the opportunity to learn how to offer contemporary care for pathologies affecting the hands, wrists, forearms, elbows, and shoulders. The fellowship takes a hands-on approach to teaching, attaching the fellows to the center’s four orthopaedic faculty and two plastic surgeons on a rotational basis. This exposes the fellows to all aspects of hand, forearm, elbow, and shoulder trauma, soft tissue transfer, joint replacement, hand surgery, wound care, and microsurgery.
Goals of the one-year fellowship include developing fellows’ expertise in the management of upper extremity disorders, promoting an in-depth understanding of the upper extremity, and exposing fellows to research methods, including clinical trials.
The Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity fellowship is granted to one student every year. Applicants from within the United States must have completed orthopaedic residency and be eligible for or certified by the Board. Applications should be accompanied with official medical school transcripts, United States Medical Licensing Examination scores, medical school diploma, a resume, recent photo, and three letters of recommendation.