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David Kahler, MD

David M Kahler, MD

Department: Orthopaedic Surgery Division: Adult Orthopaedic Trauma Title: Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery ABMS Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, 1993

Contact Information

Primary Location:
UVA Musculoskeletal Center
Medical Office Building 2 545 Ray C. Hunt Dr. Charlottesville, VA 22908 Phone: 434.243.5432 | Fax: 434.243.0242


Following Medical School and Residency at Tulane in New Orleans, Dr. Kahler came to the University of Virginia as a fellow in Hand Surgery and Sports Medicine with Dr. Frank McCue. He was granted a faculty appointment and has spent his entire academic career at UVA. In the 1990's Dr. Kahler became one of the pioneers in the new field of computer-assisted surgery, performing the first computer guided pelvic fracture surgeries in the world. He now primarily treats patients with shoulder problems, while also caring for patients with pelvic and acetabular fractures at the University. He also enjoys treating patients with challenging fracture problems, such as periarticular fractures, malunions, and nonunions.

Related Media:

NBC29 House Call: Dr. David Kahler on Hip Fractures


  • Dean's teaching award for undergraduate medical education
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Winzelburg award for advances in image-guided surgery
  • Past-president, Virginia Orthopaedic Society
  • Past-president and Founding Member, International Society for Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery


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