Medical doctor Bobby Chhabra is a professor and the chair of orthopedic surgery at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. A physician in the orthopedic hand and upper extremity division of the school, Bobby Chhabra supports the division’s Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship.
The Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship is offered every year to two surgeons-in-training with a goal to prepare them for compassionate and responsible practice on all pathologies affecting the hand, shoulder, elbow, and wrist. The fellowship also encourages the surgeons-in-training to give back by advancing the specialty through continuous involvement in scientific research and long-term practice.
The fellowship lasts one year, from August 1 to July 31. Training focuses on congenital, sports-related, and injury-related pathologies of the hand and upper extremities. Fellows work together with the university’s four orthopedic hand and upper extremity faculty on a rotating basis. They also get an opportunity to work with plastic surgeons to gain experience in caring for wounds and transferring free tissue. At the end of the program, fellows will have gained experience on how to diagnose, manage, and surgically treat disorders of the upper extremities.
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.