Michael V. Narvaez, MD

Elbow, Hip Arthroscopy, Joint Preservation, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, Upper Extremity

Michael V. Narvaez, MD

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Undergraduate School
University of Notre Dame
BS in Science Pre-Professional Studies and Anthropology, Cum Laude

Medical School
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Medical Doctor

Einstein Healthcare Network
Orthopaedic Surgery

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

Board Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Eligible

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Specialty Society Memberships
American 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 & Techniques
Sports Medicine
Hip Arthroscopy
Shoulder Arthroscopy
Rotator Cuff Repair
Shoulder Instability
Elbow Arthroscopy
Elbow Instability
Knee Arthroscopy
Ligament Reconstruction
Meniscus Repair
Joint Preservation
Cartilage Restoration
Fracture Care

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Arlington Office
2800 Shirlington Rd
Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22206

Fairfax Office
3299 Woodburn Road
Suite 480
Fairfax, VA 22003

Lorton Office
10716 Richmond Highway
Suite 101
Lorton, VA 22079

Orthopaedic Surgeon Specializing in Sports Medicine, Hip Arthroscopy, Joint Preservation, and Fracture Care in the Northern VA & DC Metro Area

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Dr. Michael Narvaez is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, hip arthroscopy, joint preservation, and fracture care. His expertise makes him 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 played 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 they love.

A native of Ridgewood, NJ, Dr. Narvaez was introduced to living in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area while he completed his medical degree at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He then completed 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 is the American Journal of Sports Medicine editor. 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.

Hospital Affiliations

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Inova Alexandria Hospital

Harborside Surgery Center

Inova Franconia Springfield 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.” (Accepted in 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)