Brent R. DeGeorge

Brent R. DeGeorge, MD, PhD

General Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery Appointment
Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery
Primary Location:
Orthopedic Center Ivy Road

2280 Ivy Road

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Secondary Locations:


ABMS Certification:
Plastic Surgery - General
Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand
Research Interests:

Complimentary and Alternative Health
Health Equity and Inclusion
Clinical Trials
Orthopedic Implant Design

Clinical Practice:
Laceration Repair, Skin Graft, Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery


Assistant Professor of Plastic and Orthopedic Surgery

Brent DeGeorge, MD, PhD, is a fellowship-trained hand and microvascular surgeon with the UVA Hand Center. He also serves as director of the UVA Amputee Care Clinic. His areas of expertise include

  • Surgery of the Hand
  • Wrist Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopy Microsurgery
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Wrist Arthritis
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury and Tetraplegia
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Neuroma
  • Amputee Management
  • Distal Radioulnar Joint Arthritis
  • Distal Radius Fracture

Dr. DeGeorge shares, "We work to provide patients with solutions that are supported by cutting-edge evidence. But we also work from a practical standpoint with where they are in life."

He adds, "My youngest brother was significantly injured in a motorcycle accident, and he required multiple reconstructive procedures with a local plastic surgeon. Seeing the impact of plastic surgery on his life and our family inspired me to pursue it as a career."

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. DeGeorge is an associate professor of Plastic and Orthopedic Surgery and is director of the Hand Surgery Fellowship program.

Dr. DeGeorge was born and raised in Southern New Jersey. He graduated summa cum laude from The College of William and Mary and attended Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University, where he completed his medical education and earned a PhD in molecular pharmacology and structural biology.

He then completed his residency training in the Department of Plastic Surgery at UVA. Dr. DeGeorge went on to complete fellowship training in hand and microvascular surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic. He returned to UVA in 2017 to join the faculty at the UVA Hand Center.

Dr. DeGeorge constantly experiments with trying new hobbies, activities, and food.

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand Young Leader
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand J. Leonard Goldner Research Pioneer Award
  • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Glancy Award


Jefferson University
University of Virginia
Mayo Clinic