Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 83 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 Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Dr. Nirschl is a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin (Marquette University), and he received his orthopaedic surgery training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He holds a Master's Degree in orthopaedic surgery from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Nirschl's research of sports medicine techniques has resulted in groundbreaking treatments of tendon injuries. His approaches to the care of injuries of the elbow, shoulder, and knee are internationally recognized. The Nirschl Elbow Surgical Procedures, as well as non-surgical tendon care, are utilized by orthopaedic surgeons worldwide. Dr. Nirschl has operated on world class athletes, including two Wimbledon Tennis Champions.
Dr. Nirschl is the founding partner of Nirschl Orthopaedic Center (NOC), and he was the Founder of the Nirschl Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship program, of which he was also the Director for 25 years. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and served on the Board of Councilors for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He also served as President of the Virginia Orthopaedic Society and the Arlington County Medical Society.
Dr. Nirschl was one of the founding members of the United States Tennis Association Sports Science Committee, and he served as an Orthopaedic Surgery Consultant to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports under the Reagan Administration. He has been recognized by his peers as one of the areas "Top Doctors" for many years in such publications as Northern Virginia Magazine. He has been listed in Top Doctors in America by the Consumer's Research Council of America, and he is profiled in Marquis Who's Who in Medicine, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World. Dr. Nirschl received multipage featured profiles in Sports Illustrated and Washingtonian Magazine and has made many television appearances, including on ABC's Good Morning America. He was Chief Medical Editor for Orthopaedics Today, an international publication. He has written 51 medical book chapters, 60 medical articles, and authored the book Arm Care.
Dr. Nirschl has received the Lifetime Career Award from the Virginia Orthopedic Society, The Wellborn Award for community service from the Arlington County Medical Society, and The Achievement Award from The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Dr. Nirschl has served as orthopaedic consultant and team physician for Marymount University and local Virginia high schools. He holds four U.S. patents on functional Count'R-Force sports braces which allow patients.
At NOC our mission is to place the needs of our patients first and offer the highest quality of care possible.
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