Michael V. Narvaez, MD
Specializing in Sports Medicine, Hip Arthroscopy, Joint Preservation, Fracture Care
Dr. Michael Narvaez is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, hip arthroscopy, joint preservation, and fracture care. His expertise allows him to serve as a referral source for arthroscopic and open treatment of complex shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee injuries.
A former patient himself, Dr. Narvaez tore the ACL in his left knee while playing football during high school. He underwent an ACL reconstruction using his patellar tendon, which gave him first-hand experience of the recovery and rehabilitation process following the surgery. Able to return to the field post-operatively, Dr. Narvaez went on to play football at the University of Notre Dame where he was awarded a varsity monogram and graduated with honors. Following his experience as a patient and student-athlete, Dr. Narvaez made it his goal to become an orthopaedic surgeon so that he could provide the same care to his patients and give them the ability to return to the activities that they love.
A native of Ridgewood, N.J., Dr. Narvaez was introduced to living in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area while he completed his medical degree at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He then went on to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency training at the Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, PA where he served as administrative chief resident and was the winner of the 20th annual John R. Gregg Memorial Resident Bowl awarded by the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society. Following residency, Dr. Narvaez completed his fellowship in sports medicine at the renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA where he participated in the care of high school, college, and professional athletes. While there, he served as an assistant team physician for the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Anaheim Ducks, LA Galaxy, and Los Angeles Sparks. Additionally, he put his college loyalty aside and served as an assistant team physician for the University of Southern California (USC) football team.
Dr. Narvaez has extensive training in treating all sports-related injuries and general orthopaedic conditions, with special interests in hip arthroscopy, joint preservation, UCL injuries (Tommy John surgery), rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability, and complex knee ligament reconstruction. He is dedicated to furthering the field of orthopaedics and sports medicine through his presentations at several local and national conferences and publications in multiple peer-reviewed journals. Furthermore, Dr. Narvaez serves as an editor for the American Journal of Sports Medicine. An active member of multiple orthopaedic societies, he has been recognized as a member of the Emerging Leader Program by the American Orthopaedic Association.
In his free time, Dr. Narvaez enjoys golfing, spending time with his family, hiking, traveling, cooking (and eating), and Notre Dame football. He is happily married (Courtney) and they are excited to establish their roots in the Northern Virginia area.
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
Harborside Surgery Center
Harbor Heights Surgery Center
Clippinger B, Ayzenberg M, Narvaez MV, Arango D, Samuel SP, Pahys J, Minimo C, Handal J. “Effect of Intrasite Vancomycin Powder on Development of Epidural Fibrosis.” Orthopedic Reviews, vol. 10, no. 4, 2018, pp 124-127.
Ayzenberg M, Narvaez M, Raphael J. “A Simple Technique to Prolong Molding Time During Application of a Fiberglass Cast – an in Vitro Study.” Orthopedic Reviews, vol. 10, no. 1, 2018, pp 8-10.
Arango D, Narvaez MV, Sweitzer B. “Utilization of a Knot Pusher Increases Knot Security for Sliding and Static Knots.” Journal of the American College of Surgeons, vol. 225, no. 4, supplement 1, 2017, pp. S145-S146.
Quinn, CA, Ly JA, Narvaez MV, Kropf EJ. “Management of Recurrent Posterior Shoulder Instability in a Young Contact Athlete Using a Posterior Bone Block Technique with Distal Tibia Osteochondral Allograft.” Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, vol. 18, no. 2, 2017, pp. 57-61.
Paulus MC, Braunstein J, Merenstein D, Neufeld S, Narvaez M, Friedland R, Bruce K, Pfaff A. “Variability in Orthopedic Surgeon Treatment Preferences for Nondisplaced Scaphoid Fractures: A Cross-Sectional Survey.” Journal of Orthopaedics, vol. 13, no. 4, 2016, pp. 337-342.
Bruce KK, Merenstein DJ, Narvaez MV, Neufeld SK, Paulus MJ, Tan TP, Braunstein JR, Pfaff AC, Huang C, Friedland RB. “Lack of Agreement on Distal Radius Fracture Treatment.” The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, vol. 29, no. 2, 2016, pp. 218-225.
Narvaez MV, Youssefzadeh KA, Crues JV, Limpisvasti O. “Radiographic Features of Arthroscopically Confirmed Repairable Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears.” (Submitted to American Journal of Sports Medicine)
Cady A, Narvaez MV, Serrano B, Youssefzadeh KA, Banffy MB. “Outside-In Interportal Capsulotomy of the Hip for Arthroscopic Pincer Resection.” (Submitted to Arthroscopy Techniques)
Campbell A, Narvaez MV, Caldwell JE, Banffy MB. “Don’t Cross Swords: An Analysis of Tibial Tunnel Distance Between Bicruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Posterior Meniscal Root Repair.” (Submitted to Arthroscopy)
Hoffman RA, Narvaez MV, Merrill RK, Whitaker C, Sweitzer B. “A Biomechanical Comparison of Intra-articular versus Extra-Articular Arthroscopic Knot-tying Techniques.” Eastern Orthopaedic Association 2019 Annual Meeting. October 16-19, 2017. Palm Beach, FL.
Hoffman RA, Merrill RK, Low S, Landfair G, Narvaez MV, Shaffer G, Handal J, Samuel SP. “Strategies to Improve 3D Printing Process Time for Surgical Planning.” 11th Annual Philadelphia Orthopaedic Trauma Symposium. June 7-8, 2019. Philadelphia, PA.
Hoffman RA, Merrill RK, Narvaez MV, Woozley KT. “Successful Reduction of an Open Thumb Interphalangeal Joint Dislocation in the Emergency Department.” 11th Annual Philadelphia Orthopaedic Trauma Symposium. June 7-8, 2019. Philadelphia, PA.
Narvaez MV, Handal J, Clippinger B, Samuel SP. “Bone Loss in Pristane-Induced SLE Mice Model.” Einstein Healthcare Network Research Recognition Week 2019. May 2019. Philadelphia, PA.
Arango D, Narvaez MV, Low S, Turvey B, Woozley K. “3D Printed Upper Extremity Fracture Models as an Avenue for Resident Education.” American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2017. October 22-26, 2017. San Diego, CA.
Ayzenberg M, Narvaez MV, Arango D, Raphael J. “Prolonging Molding Time during Fiberglass Cast Application – An In-Vitro Study.” Eastern Orthopaedic Association 2017 Annual Meeting. October 18-21, 2017. Miami, FL.
Narvaez MV, Clippinger B, Arango D, Reola M, Samuel SP, Handal J. “Bone Strength after Pristane-Induced Lupus and Corticosteroid Treatment: A Murine Model.” Einstein Healthcare Network Research Recognition Week 2017. May 2017. Philadelphia, PA.
Clippinger B, Narvaez MV, Arango D, Samuel SP, Pahys J, Minimo C, Handal J. “Local Effects of Intrasite Vancomycin Powder: A Rat Model.” Einstein Healthcare Network Research Recognition Week 2017. May 2017. Philadelphia, PA.
Narvaez MV, Arango D, Clippinger B, Sweitzer B. “Utilization of a Knot Pusher Increases Knot Security for Sliding and Static Knots.” Einstein Healthcare Network Research Recognition Week 2017. May 2017. Philadelphia, PA.
Narvaez MV, Budacki R, Sweitzer B. “A Comparison of Intra- Versus Extra-Articular Knot ‘Flipping’ Techniques.” Einstein Healthcare Network Research Recognition Week 2017. May 2017. Philadelphia, PA.
Arango D, Narvaez MV, Tiedeken N, Smith W, Raphael J. “Biomechanical Analysis of Various Insertional Techniques in External Fixator Pin Insertion.” 2017 American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting. January 10-14, 2017. Waikoloa, HI.
Arango D, Narvaez MV, Smith W, Raphael J. “Dose Dependent Chondrotoxicity of Intrasite Vancomycin: A Porcine Model.” 2017 American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting. January 10-14, 2017. Waikoloa, HI.
Ayzenberg M, Narvaez MV, Arango D, Clippinger B, Raphael J. “Severely Erosive, Uncontrolled Tophaceous Gout.” Einstein Healthcare Network Research Recognition Week 2016. May 2016. Philadelphia, PA.
Narvaez MV, Clippinger B, Tiedeken N, Raphael J. “Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis with Proximal Involvement of the Forearm in an Immunosuppressed Patient.” Einstein Healthcare Network Research Recognition Week 2015. May 2015. Philadelphia, PA.
Clippinger B, Narvaez MV, Tiedeken N, Williamson CJ, Williams E. “Fat Emboli Syndrome.” Einstein Healthcare Network Research Recognition Week 2015. May 2015. Philadelphia, PA.
Direct Phone703-769-8480 Undergraduate SchoolUniversity of Notre Dame
BS in Science Pre-Professional Studies and Anthropology, Cum Laude Medical SchoolGeorgetown University School of Medicine
Medical Doctor ResidencyEinstein Healthcare Network
Orthopaedic Surgery FellowshipCedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute
Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Eligible Specialty Society MembershipsAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Association – Emerging Leaders Program
Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society
Notre Dame Monogram Club Special Procedures & TechniquesSports Medicine
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