Clay Wellborn, M.D.

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Clay Wellborn, M.D.

Dr. Clay Wellborn completed his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he lettered all four years in swimming. He obtained his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He completed his residency at George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he was Chief Resident. After nearly 10 years in practice in Santa Barbara, California, he returned to the DC area in 2007. Dr. Wellborn has wide experience in arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine and joint replacement. He enjoys spending time educating his patients so they can be active and informed participants in their treatment. He specializes in joint reconstruction of the hip, knee, and shoulder. He is trained in the modern techniques of minimally invasive, rapid recovery surgery, including outpatient joint replacement. Dr. Wellborn has worked with high school and college athletes for over 15 years as a team physician. He is the current Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Virginia Hospital Center.

EDUCATION

  • B.S. University of North Carolina
  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York

RESIDENCY

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, George Washington University, Washington DC

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons

PROFESSIONAL DISTINCTIONS

  • Voted one of the “Top Doctors” in Washington Magazine and Northern Virginia Magazine
  • Voted by Patients Choice as one of the area’s most compassionate doctors
  • Chairman of Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Virginia Hospital Center
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member of American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Member of Eastern Orthopaedic Society
  • Member, Virginia Orthopaedic Society

AREAS OF TREATMENT

  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Knee
  • Hip
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Shoulder Instability
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Shoulder and Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  • Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Non-Operative Orthopaedic Care

SPECIAL PROCEDURES/TECHNIQUES

  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repairs
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Rapid Recovery Joint Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Outpatient Joint Replacement

Business Hall of Fame award winner – Best Sports Medicine Clinic in Arlington 2017

 


Nirschl Orthopaedic Center Recieved the Angies List Super Service Award for 2016


Congratulations to Dr. Clay Wellborn named Top Doctors in Washingtonian Magazine 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Clay Wellborn named Top Doctors in Washingtonian Magazine 2016

 


Voted Nothern Virginia Magazine Top Doctor 2015


Nirschl Orthopaedic Center Recieved the Angies List Super Service Award for 2014


Voted Nothern Virginia Magazine Top Doctor 2014


Congratulations! Dr. Wellborn has been recognized as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors! Treating patients-not just disease – is what you excel at, and your patients appreciate the kindness you have dispensed along with your medical care.

 


Facing Fears About Total Joint Replacement Surgery

 


Voted Nothern Virginia Magazine Top Doctor 2011


Voted Northern Virginia Maga