Dr. Sameer Nagda, is a Sports Medicine and shoulder specialist at the Anderson Clinic. He evaluates and treats problems of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. 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 the team physician for the Potomac Nationals Baseball Team, an assistant team physician for the Washington Nationals Baseball team, and a founding member of the Mid-Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society. He also 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, 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 especially complex and revision cases. Dr. Nagda also has advanced training in surgical procedures for the knee including Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction, Meniscal repair, Patellofemoral realignment surgery, and cartilage preservation techniques.
Dr. Nagda has won numerous awards for his research. 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. He lectures at the local, national, and international level on a regular basis. In 2009 He was an invited faculty for the First Annual Indo-US Shoulder Course in India. There, he performed several live surgeries and lectured extensively. In addition to his clinical and research practice at Anderson Clinic, Dr. Nagda helps organize and run the shoulder curriculum for the orthopaedic surgery residents at Georgetown.
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.