Dr. Nirschl is a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin (Marquette University) and received his orthopaedic surgery training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He holds a Master's Degree in orthopaedic surgery from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Nirschl’s research of sports techniques resulted in new treatments in the area of tendon injuries. His approach to the care of injuries of the elbow, shoulder, and knee are internationally recognized and have been implemented by orthopaedic surgeons worldwide.
Dr. Nirschl is the founding partner of NOC and was the Founder and Director of the Nirschl Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship program for 25 years. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and served on the Board of Councilors for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He also served as President of the Virginia Orthopaedic Society and the Arlington County Medical Society.
Dr. Nirschl was one of the founding members of the United States Tennis Association Sports Science Committee and served as an Orthopaedic Surgery Consultant to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. He has been recognized by his peers as one of the areas "Top Doctors" for many years in such publications as Northern Virginia Magazine and has been listed in top doctors in America by the Consumer's Research Council of America. Dr. Nirschl has been profiled in Sports Illustrated and has made television appearances, including on ABC’s Good Morning America. He was Chief Medical Editor for Orthopaedic Today.
Dr. Nirschl has received the Lifetime Career Award from the Virginia Orthopedic Society, The Wellborn Award for community service from the Arlington County Medical Society, and The Achievement Award from The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Nirschl is also profiled in Marquis Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.
Dr. Nirschl has served as orthopaedic consultant and team physician for Marymount University and local Virginia high schools. He holds four U.S. patents on functional Count’R-Force sports bracing. These allow patients to participate safely in athletic activities.