David R Diduch

David R Diduch, MD

Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location:
Sports Medicine Clinic

2280 Ivy Road

Charlottesville, VA 22903



ABMS Certification:
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery with Subspecialty Certificate in Sports Medicine;
Research Interests:

Knee and shoulder reconstruction, including ACL and meniscus surgery, rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability.

Clinical Practice:
Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Tendonitis, Compartment Syndrome, De Quervain's Tenosynovitis (Stenosing Tenosynovitis or Washerwoman's Sprain), Floating Shoulder, Meniscal Tear, Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner's Knee), PCL Injury, Rotator Cuff Injury, Achilles Tendon Rupture, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Instability, Shoulder Labral Tear, ACL Surgery, Shin Splint, Shoulder Tendinopathy, Recurrent Patellar Dislocation, Sports Medicine

Executive Vice Chair



Dr. David Diduch has practiced orthopaedic surgery at UVA since 1995. His practice focuses on sports medicine, including knee and shoulder reconstruction. This includes arthroscopy, ACL reconstructions, meniscus and cartilage surgery, rotator cuff tears and shoulder instability, patellar instability, as well as the various lumps and bumps from sports. He cares for athletes of all ages, from adolescents through older persons who exercise for fitness. A large part of his time is spent caring for the athletes at UVA where he serves as the head orthopaedic team physician. As part of Dr. Diduch's practice in an academic institution, he is always teaching. Orthopaedic surgery residents, sports medicine fellows and medical students shadow him in the office and assist in surgery.

Dr. Diduch also serves as the vice chair of the department. An academic career also involves research, and numerous clinical trials are always available for interested persons through his office.

Dr. Diduch is married to Lynn and has three sons, all of whom are students at UVA. He loves playing golf with his boys and they also enjoy skiing and fly fishing in Montana.

  • 2019 Best Bedside Manner Awards, OurHealth Charlottesville and Shenandoah Valley Magazine; Third Place, Surgery – Orthopedic
  • 2011, 2012, 2013 U.S. News Top Doctors
  • 2011-2013 America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly
  • 2006-2007 President, Virginia Orthopaedic Society Career Development Award, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
  • 2003-2020 Best Doctors in America® List 
  • Best Paper Award, Virginia Orthopaedic Society (5 Awards)
  • Ranawat Award, Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • Founders Award, Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • Elected to the American Orthopaedic Association
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, UVA School of Medicine


Harvard Medical School, 1988
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia
Sports Medicine, Insall-Scott-Kelly Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine