Dr. A. Bobby Chhabra is the Lillian T. Pratt Distinguished Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia; Co-Director of The UVa Hand Center; and Professor of Plastic Surgery. Prior to his appointment as Department Chair, he was the Vice Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics.
Dr. Chhabra’s dedication and vision for patient care led to the creation of the University of Virginia Hand Center that was supported by a Buchanan Grant for New Clinical Initiatives. The UVa Hand Center combines the services of Orthopaedic and Plastic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Radiology, Occupational Therapy and Nursing, in a single facility at the forefront of technology, and is one of the busiest and most successful clinics in the UVa Health System.
Dr. Chhabra graduated from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Biology before completing his medical education at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia Health System. He received his fellowship training in hand and upper extremity, microvascular and congenital hand surgery at the Hand Center of San Antonio and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. For the last 11 years, he has also served as a team physician for UVa’s Department of Athletics.
Dr. Chhabra is a nationally recognized Orthopaedic educator and has been a course director for several Orthopaedic educational conferences. He has been Program Chair or Course Faculty for 15 national and international meetings and given over 110 invited lectures. He has 75 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters to date. He has received the University of Virginia Master Educator Award, the University of Virginia School of Medicine Award for Excellence in Teaching, and is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Educators. He has been listed for the past 6 years as one of America’s “Best Doctors.”