Elbow, Joint Preservation, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder Replacement, Sports Medicine
University of California at Los Angeles
BS in Psychobiology, Cum Laude
Chicago Medical School
MD, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 2008
Added Qualifications for Sports Medicine
Special Procedures & Techniques
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Dr. Sameer Nagda, is a Sports Medicine and shoulder specialist at the Anderson Clinic. He evaluates and surgically treats problems of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. 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 team physician for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team and was part of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion Team in 2019. He also travelled with the team to the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. He has also been a physician in the Washington Nationals organization for 7 years. He is a founding member of the Mid-Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. He is also an Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Georgetown University School of 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, shoulder 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 complex and revision cases. Dr. Nagda also has advanced training and expertise in surgical procedures for the knee including anterior cruciate ligament repair and reconstruction, meniscal repair, patellofemoral realignment surgery, and cartilage preservation techniques. He often performs complex cartilage transplant procedures in the knee using cadaver cartilage grafts.
Dr. Nagda has won several awards for his research and published numerous research papers. 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 and is reviewer of prospective research papers for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He is also on the Program Committee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. He lectures at the local, national, and international level on a regular basis. In addition to his clinical and research practice at Anderson Clinic, Dr. Nagda volunteers and helps with the curriculum for the orthopaedic surgery residents at Georgetown and interviews prospective students for the Georgetown University School of Medicine.
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.
Prior to joining the Anderson 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. He is available to see patients at all three offices.
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Churchill R, Nagda S, Wiesel B. “Management of Mid-Shaft Clavicle Fractures in Adults” Accepted for publication. J Am Academy of Ortho Surg.
Nagda S, Wiesel B, Abboud J, Salamone A, Sheth N, Foran J, Garstka J. “Patient Perception of Physician Reimbursement in Elective Total Shoulder Replacement and Rotator Cuff Repair” J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Jan;24(1):106-10.
Wiesel BB, Nagda S, Williams GR. “Technical Pitfalls of Shoulder Hemiarthroplasty for Fracture Management” Orthop Clin North Am 2013, Jul:44(3): 317-29.
Edgar R, Nagda S, Huffman R, Namdari S. “Pulmonary Embolism After Shoulder Arthroscopy” Orthopaedics, 2012, Nov:35(11): 1673-6.
Namdari S, Yagnik G, Ebaugh D, Nagda S, Ramsey M, Williams G, Mehta S. “Defining Functional Shoulder Range of Motion for Activities of Daily Living” J Shoulder Elbow. 2012 Sept; 21(9):1177-83.
Nagda S, Rausch D, Noonan T, Yocum L, Cohen S, Ciccotti M. “Latissimus Dorsi and Teres Major Tears in Professional Baseball Players.” Am J Sports Med. 2011 Oct;39(10):2181-6.
Garrigues G, Nagda S, Yu J. “Open Luxatio Erecta: Case Report and Review of the Literature.” J Orthop Trauma. 2011 Apr;25(4):e34-7.
Nagda S, Altobelli G, Bowdry K, Brewster C, Lombardo S. “Cost Analysis of Outpatient ACL Reconstruction: Autograft vs Allograft.” Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 May;468(5):1418-22.
Nagda S, Rogers K, Sestokas A, Getz C, Ramsey M, Glaser D, Williams G. “The Neer Award 2005: Peripheral Nerve Function During Shoulder Arthroplasty Using Intra-operative Nerve Monitoring.” J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 16: S2-8. 2007.
Sodha S, Nagda S, Sennett B. “Heterotopic Ossification of the Elbow as a Complication of Elbow Arthroscopy. A Case Report.” Arthroscopy, 22: 802.e1-3. 2006.
Lamar DL, Freedman K, Nagda S, Bartolozzi A. “Thermal Modification of Partial Tears of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament.” Arthroscopy, 21: 809-14. 2005.
Sodha S, Nagda S, Lackman RD, Donthineni R. “Gamma Probe Assisted Biopsy of Suspected Rib Lesions.” Clin Orthop, 422: 186-9. 2004.
Tamai J, Lou J, Nagda S, Ganley T, Flynn J. “Pediatric Elbow Fractures. Pearls and Pitfalls.” Univ of Penn Ortho J, 15: 43-51, 2002.
Labana N, Messer T, Lautenschlager E, Nagda S, Nagle D. “A Biomechanical Analysis of the Modified Tsuge Suture Technique for Repair of Flexor Tendon Lacerations.” J Hand Surg (B), 26(4): 297-300, 2001.
Schriger D, Baraff L, Buller K, Shendrikar M, Nagda S, Lin E, Mikulich V. “Implementation of Clinical Guidelines via a Computer Charting System: Effect on the Care of Febrile Children Less Than Three Years of Age.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 7(2):186-95, 2000.
Day F, Hoang L, Ouk S, Nagda S, Schriger D. “The Impact of a Guideline-Driven Computer Charting System on the Emergency Care of Patients with Acute Low Back Pain” Proceedings-The Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care. 576-80, 1995.
Schriger D, Barraff L, Hassanvand M, Nagda S. “EDECS: The Emergency Department Expert Charting System.” Medinfo 8, Pt 2: 1665-7, 1995.