George C. Branche, III, MD

Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, Upper Extremity

George C. Branche, III, MD

Direct Phone
(703) 769-8480

Undergraduate School
Princeton University, 1978

Medical School
Howard University
Washington, D.C., 1982

Orthopaedic Residency
Howard University, 1983-1987

Board Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 1989, Recertification 2009
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Special Procedures & Techniques
Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Ligament Reconstruction
Shoulder Arthroscopy
Shoulder Reconstruction

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Arlington Office
2800 Shirlington Rd
Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22206

Fairfax Office
3299 Woodburn Road
Suite 480
Fairfax, VA 22003


As an Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Branche draws on personal experience as a tennis and basketball player. As the fourth generation physician in his family, he did his premed studies at Princeton University and graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. After a general surgery internship at the Harlem Hospital rotation of Columbia University in New York and an Orthopedic Surgical Residency at Howard University, Dr. Branche held several hospital and clinical positions, getting additional experience in sports medicine before joining the Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic in October 1989. The surgical aspect of his practice specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder.

Dr. Branche specializes in sports medicine. He makes frequent presentations on sports medicine and arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery to physicians locally in the Metropolitan area and nationally. He serves as a Master Instructor for the national resident’s course put on by the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Dr. Branche is honored to be a tournament physician for the Citi Open men’s and women’s professional tennis tournament held annually in Washington, DC.  He helps take care of professional tennis players throughout the year as they play in various tournaments along with local college and high school players in all sports. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the NFL Player Care Foundation, helping to provide assistance to former players. He has also assisted with the medical care for the Potomac Nationals minor league baseball team over many years. Throughout his career he has maintained a joy of mentoring and advising young people with their education and life choices.

Dr. Branche is actively involved in many professional organizations. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), an active member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the Society for Tennis Medicine and Science (STMS).