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David R. Diduch

Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Division
Office location and address
Fontaine Research Park, Sports Medicine Clinic
400 Ray C. Hunt Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Harvard Medical School, 1988, MD
Residency,Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia
Fellowships,Sports Medicine, Insall-Scott-Kelly Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Dr. David Diduch has practiced orthopaedic surgery at UVA since 1995. His practice focuses on sports medicine, including knee and shoulder reconstruction. This includes arthroscopy, ACL reconstructions, meniscus and cartilage surgery, rotator cuff tears and shoulder instability, patellar instability, as well as the various lumps and bumps from sports. He cares for athletes of all ages, from adolescents through older persons who exercise for fitness. A large part of his time is spent caring for the athletes at UVA where he serves as the head orthopaedic team physician. As part of Dr. Diduch's practice in an academic institution, he is always teaching. Orthopaedic surgery residents, sports medicine fellows and medical students shadow him in the office and assist in surgery.

Dr. Diduch also serves as the vice chair of the department. An academic career also involves research, and numerous clinical trials are always available for interested persons through his office.

Dr. Diduch is married to Lynn and has three sons, all of whom are students at UVA. He loves playing golf with his boys and they also enjoy skiing and fly fishing in Montana.

MD-ORTP A Phase III Prospective Randomized Partially Blinded Multi Center Study to Measure the Safety and Efficacy of NOVOCART 3D Compared to Microfracture in the Treatment of Articular Cartilage Defects
Source: Aesculap Biologics, LLC
September 22, 2014 – April 30, 2025
Evaluation of the Calypso Knee System for Symptom Relief in Subjects with Medial Knee Osteoarthritis (Calypso Clinical Study)
Source: Moximed, Inc.
April 04, 2019 – April 03, 2024
A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Subchondroplasty® Procedure with Arthroscopy versus Arthroscopy Alone for Treatment of Bone Marrow Lesions in the Knee
Source: Zimmer, Inc.
January 02, 2019 – January 01, 2024
MD-ORTP A Stratified Post Market Study of Denovo NT for Treatment of Femorial and patellar Articular Cartilage Lesions of the Knee
Source: Zimmer Orthobiologics, Inc.
August 15, 2013 – August 15, 2018
MD-ORTP Sports Medicine Fellowship 2014-2016
Source: DJO Surgical
June 03, 2014 – July 31, 2016
Safety & Efficacy of the Cartilage Autograft Implantation System (CAIS)
Source: Advanced Technologies & Regenerative Medicine, LLC
December 03, 2008 – December 31, 2015
MD-ORTP Sports Medicine Fellowship 2014-2015
Source: DePuy Mitek
August 01, 2014 – July 31, 2015
MD-ORTP An Educational Grant to the Sports Medicine Fellowship 13-14
Source: Arthrex, Inc.
May 10, 2013 – March 31, 2015
MD-ORTP An Educational Grant for the Sports Medicine Fellowship 13-14
Source: DePuy Mitek
July 18, 2013 – July 31, 2014
An Educational Grant to the Sports Medicine Fellowship 12-13
Source: Arthrex, Inc.
March 23, 2012 – December 31, 2013
Clinical and Radiological Evaluation of Patients Who Received DeNovo NT Juvenile Minced Cartilage Implantation for Treatment of Patellar Chondral Defects
Source: Zimmer Orthobiologics, Inc.
June 23, 2010 – December 22, 2013
An Educational Grant for the Sports Medicine Fellowship 12-13
Source: DePuy Mitek
August 01, 2012 – July 31, 2013

  • 2003-2018 Best Doctors in America® List 
  • 2011, 2012, 2013 U.S. News Top Doctors
  • 2011-2013 America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly
  • 2006-2007 President, Virginia Orthopaedic Society Career Development Award, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
  • Best Paper Award, Virginia Orthopaedic Society (5 Awards)
  • Ranawat Award, Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • Founders Award, Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • Elected to the American Orthopaedic Association
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, UVA School of Medicine