Sameer Nagda, MD

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

Sameer Nagda, MD

Direct Phone
(703) 769-8431

Undergraduate School
University of California at Los Angeles
BS in Psychobiology, Cum Laude

Medical School
Chicago Medical School
MD, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery

Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

Board Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 2008
Added Qualifications for Sports Medicine

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Special Procedures & Techniques
Knee Arthroscopy
Shoulder Arthroscopy
Shoulder Replacement
Sports Medicine
Upper Extremity

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Arlington Office
2800 Shirlington Rd
Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22206

Lorton Office
10716 Richmond Highway
Suite 101
Lorton, VA 22079

Alexandria Office at Mount Vernon Hospital
2501 Parkers Lane
Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22306

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Dr. Sameer Nagda is a Shoulder and Sports Medicine Surgeon 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 and the Chief of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery for the Inova Health System. In addition to his clinical practice, he is the 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 traveled to the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics with the team and assisted the 2020 Olympic Team. He also served as a physician in the Washington Nationals organization for 9 years and still helps as a consultant during spring training. He is a founding Mid-Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society member and the Indian American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He 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 anatomic and reverse shoulder replacements and performs more of these than anyone else in the greater DC region. 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 research awards from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Eastern Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Nagda has also served as the Editor–in–chief of the University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal and is a reviewer of prospective research papers for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He lectures at the local, national, and international levels on a regular basis. In addition to his clinical and research practice at Anderson Clinic, Dr. Nagda volunteers and helps with the shoulder 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. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and received the Dean’s Award for achievement and performance there. 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 sports medicine and arthroscopy training at the world-renowned Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. There he
assisted in caring for many sports teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Lakers.

Before 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 can see patients at our Shirlington, Alexandria, and Lorton 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.