Nicole Deal

Nicole Deal, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Disorders, General Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location:
Hand Center

1st Floor

2280 Ivy Road

Charlottesville, VA 22903



ABMS Certification:
Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand
Research Interests:

Upper Extremity Disorders, Fractures and Dislocations of the Upper Extremity, Nerve Injury and Regeneration.

Clinical Practice:
Elbow Fracture, Forearm Fracture, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, De Quervain's Tenosynovitis (Stenosing Tenosynovitis or Washerwoman's Sprain), Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow), Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow), Finger Extensor Tendon Injury, Finger Flexor Tendon Injury, Finger Fracture, Mutilating Hand Injuries, Navicular Fracture, Trigger Finger, Boutonnière Deformity of Finger (BD), Boxer’s Fracture, Colles' Fracture, Dislocated Finger, Hand Surgery, i-limb digits™


Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. D. Nicole Deal graduated from the University of Virginia and attended the Medical University of South Carolina where she completed her medical education. She then completed an NIH physician scientist postdoctoral fellowship before completing her orthopaedic surgery residency training in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Wake Forest University. Dr. Deal went on to complete fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery and microsurgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Wake Forest University. She returns to the University of Virginia to join the faculty of the hand center. Dr. Deal's areas of expertise include hand, wrist and elbow trauma and reconstruction. She also specializes in microsurgery and arthroscopy of the upper extremity. Her research interests include nerve healing, regeneration, and repair techniques. Dr. Deal has received numerous awards for her research and academic excellence.

  • 2000 Wake Forest University School of Medicine ; Resident Research Award 
  • 2001 Eastern Orthopaedic Association; Resident Research Award 
  • 2001 North Carolina Orthopaedic Association; Resident Research Award 
  • 2003 Wake Forest University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Academic Excellence Award 
  • 2005 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Clinician Scientist Development Program Attendee 
  • 2018 Best Bedside Manner Awards, OurHealth Charlottesville and Shenandoah Valley Magazine; Third Place, Surgery: Hand
  • 2019-2020 Best Doctors in America® List


Medical University of South Carolina 2000
Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University