Dr. Bobby Chhabra is an orthopedic surgeon and medical school professor who holds numerous positions at the University of Virginia, including professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of the University of Virginia Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship. Additionally, Dr. Bobby Chhabra acts as a hand surgery consultant for the University of Virginia Department of Athletics.
The University of Virginia Department of Athletics is a key part of the university's commitment to excellence in education. Athletes at the university must maintain high academic standards, integrate into the university community, and adhere to the rules of the university, NCAA, and ACC. Within the Department of Athletics, the Department of Sports Medicine provides the best care for treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation for Division 1 intercollegiate student athletes.
The athletic department received the U.S. Olympic Achievement Award last June at the National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors Convention. The United States Olympic Committee recognizes students for their medal-winning performances and coaches who are members of medal-winning Olympic or Paralympic delegations. The university earned the award based on the gold-medal-winning performance of swimmer Lauren Perdue at the 2012 London Olympics.
Bobby Chhabra, MD, is the Lillian T. Pratt distinguished professor and department chair at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He also serves as the institution's division head for hand and upper extremity surgery. Additionally, Bobby Chhabra, MD, serves as a team physician for the University of Virginia's athletic program.
Part of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), the University of Virginia Cavaliers consists of more than 20 sports teams for men and women, including basketball, football, wrestling, track and field, and tennis. Since its first season in 1889, baseball has endured as one of the most popular sports played by the Cavaliers.
Under head coach Brian O'Connor, the University of Virginia's baseball program received a “power program” designation by ESPN in 2013 and completed the year with a 50-12 record. Since joining the school in 2004, O'Connor has led the team to more than 450 wins and several ACC championships. In January 2014, for the first time in the team's existence, Baseball America and Perfect Game selected the club as number one in the preseason national rankings. The ACC also named the University of Virginia as the preseason favorite going into the 2014 season based on a poll of the conference's 14 coaches.
An orthopedic surgeon with a specialization in hand and upper extremity surgery, Bobby Chhabra currently splits his time between various teaching and clinical responsibilities at the University of Virginia.