As University of Virginia’s (UVA) Department of Orthopedics chairman, Dr. Bobby Chhabra oversees a full range of surgical procedures in his orthopaedic department. Dr. Bobby Chhabra’s departments work was recognized late last year, when the Becker’s Hospital Review selected UVA Orthopedics as one of its “100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs 2016.”
As defined by Becker’s, all hospitals on the list have amassed a long-term reputation for excellence in orthopedic care, as well as received recognition in diverse quarters, from accrediting organizations to publications. Dr. Chhabra described feeling honored in having his UVA team recognized for this accomplishment.
With its “high-performing” rating in U.S. News and World Report’s 2016-2017 “Best Hospitals” guide, UVA also achieved distinction for its hip and knee replacement capabilities. The department placed in the top 10 percentile in its area of specialization and is recognized by the BlueCross BlueShield as a Blue Distinction Center.
A board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Bobby Chhabra has focused on hand, wrist, and elbow surgery, with an emphasis on sports-related injuries and congenital hand issues. Dr. Bobby Chhabra currently holds positions as an educator, physician, researcher, and athletics department surgery consultant with the University of Virginia (UVA) and the UVA Health System.
In a recent press release, the UVA Health System announced that the University of Virginia Medical Center garnered a 2014-15 Consumer Choice Award, based on the results of a national survey. The survey investigated consumers’ perceptions of health care quality and reputation by gathering insights from more than 290,000 households around the country.
Presented by the National Research Corp. (NRC), the Consumer Choice Award recognizes the leading hospitals in the nation after they are identified by consumers and then evaluated and ranked according to their Core Based Statistical Areas.
The CEO of UVA Medical Center noted that the award is a testament to the hospital’s commitment to delivering high-quality care and reflects patients’ positive experiences and feedback.
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.
Dr. Bobby Chhabra has served as a faculty member in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Virginia for over 11 years and has trained many surgeons. During this time, he has earned numerous teaching accolades, including the University of Virginia Master Educator Award, and most recently, the Charles W. Miller Chief Resident Teaching Award. Dr. Bobby Chhabra also earned a seat as a member of the Academy of Distinguished Educators.
Established in 2003 by the dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, the Academy of Distinguished Educators offers a structural organization that sponsors, recognizes, and rewards merit in education. The Academy of Distinguished Educators not only honors outstanding teachers but also strives to promote excellence in teaching as an area for academic advancement. Open to all of the teaching staff at the School of Medicine with the rank of an assistant professor or higher, the Academy of Distinguished Educators actively engages members in achieving its goal of enhancing the quality and quantity of medical research at the university.
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.