Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Female | 38 years old
Nirschl Orthopaedic Center for Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction
1715 N George Mason Dr Ste 504
Arlington, VA 22205
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Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Root is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who focuses on problems of the upper extremity - the elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand. She treats disorders including sports injuries, arthritis, trauma, tendonitis and nerve problems. Welcoming both adult and pediatric patients, Dr. Root enjoys forming relationships with her patients while taking them through the entire process from initial diagnosis through conservative treatment, and when necessary, surgical treatment and post-operative therapy.
Dr. Root is a Northern Virginia native and attended Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. After graduating from Princeton University with Honors, Dr. Root attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where she was awarded the prestigious, merit based Canby Robinson Scholarship. In addition, she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society. Dr. Root completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York - frequently chosen as the #1 Hospital for Orthopedic Surgery by US News & World Report. Additional fellowship training to specialize in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular surgery was completed at Washington University in Saint Louis, MO.
Dr. Root was recently named one of Washingtonian's "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery, has published and presented multiple research projects on the hand and upper extremity both in the Journal of Hand Surgery and at the annual meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. She is a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Other professional memberships include the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society and Health Volunteers Overseas. She is committed to international medical outreach, focusing on teaching hand surgery to surgeons in developing nations. Previous service destinations have included Peru, South Africa, Nicaragua, and India.
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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