Dr. Sameer Nagda, is a Sports Medicine and shoulder specialist at the Anderson Clinic. He evaluates and surgically treats problems of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. He is also an Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is a member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He is the only member of this elite group of approximately 350 shoulder and elbow surgeons worldwide to practice in Northern Virginia. In addition to his clinical practice, he is a team physician for the United States Womens National Soccer Team and travelled with the team to the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. He is also the team physician for the Potomac Nationals Minor League Baseball Team and has also been a team physician for the Washington Nationals Baseball Team, He is a founding member of the Mid-Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.
Dr. Nagda has expertise in complex problems of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. He has particular interest and expertise in arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery, shoulder instability surgery, Tommy John surgery, and shoulder replacements. He performs both regular shoulder replacements and reverse shoulder replacements, used mainly for patients with arthritis and irreparable rotator cuff tears. He is often consulted by other orthopaedic surgeons on complex and revision cases. Dr. Nagda also has advanced training and expertise in surgical procedures for the knee including anterior cruciate ligament repair and reconstruction, meniscal repair, patellofemoral realignment surgery, and cartilage preservation techniques. He often performs complex cartilage transplant procedures in the knee using cadaver cartilage grafts.
Dr. Nagda has won several awards for his research and published numerous research papers. He has received the prestigious Neer Award from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. This is the highest award given in the field of shoulder surgery. He has also received multiple awards from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Eastern Orthopaedic Society for his research. Dr. Nagda has also served as the Editor–in- Chief of the University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal and is reviewer of prospective research papers for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He is also on the Program Committee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. He lectures at the local, national, and international level on a regular basis. In addition to his clinical and research practice at Anderson Clinic, Dr. Nagda volunteers and helps with the curriculum for the orthopaedic surgery residents at Georgetown and interviews prospective students for the Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Dr. Nagda received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of California at Los Angeles. He completed his medical education at the Chicago Medical School. There he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and was given the Dean’s Award for achievement and performance. Dr. Nagda completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. There he was selected as the academic chief resident and given the DeForest Willard Award as the most outstanding senior orthopaedic resident. He then pursued specialized training in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the world-renowned Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. There he assisted in the care for many sports teams including the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Lakers. While practicing at the Anderson Clinic, Dr. Nagda has served as a team physician for Georgetown University and several local high schools. He was an Orthopaedic consultant for the 2011 NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament at the Verizon Center.
Prior to joining the clinic, Dr. Nagda practiced in Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas, he was a team physician for the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) Athletic Department, the Las Vegas Gladiators Arena Football Team, and the Las Vegas Wranglers Minor League Hockey Team. Dr. Nagda also cared for many of the performers in the various Las Vegas shows and was an Orthopaedic consultant for the 2007 NBA All-Star Game and the 2007 FIBA Americas Basketball Championship.
Dr. Nagda’s primary focus is to provide world-class orthopaedic care to his patients. He prides himself on taking a comprehensive approach to each patient’s unique situation and making recommendations based on each patient’s specific problems and needs. He is available to see patients at all three offices.