UVA Health System’s Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship Program


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A graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a bachelor of arts in biology, Dr. Bobby Chhabra went on to earn an MD from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Today, Dr. Bobby Chhabra serves as a professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Virginia Health Systems, where he also helps train aspiring surgeons as a faculty member in the Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship program.

The University of Virginia Health System’s Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship program prepares participants for careers providing compassionate, fiscally responsible care to patients with traumatic and acquired conditions of the shoulder, arm, wrist, and hand. Fellows learn to treat such conditions as peripheral nerve disorders and sports injuries and to perform microsurgery, brachial plexus surgery, arthroscopy, congenital hand surgery, and joint replacement.

In addition to working with the department’s four faculty members, fellows collaborate with members of the plastic surgery faculty and the neurosurgery faculty. Aside from obtaining surgical expertise, fellows gain valuable experience with research investigations, including clinical outcomes and reviews.


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