OV Richmond Physicians

J. Gordon Rawles, Jr., MD

Special Procedures

  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Hand, Wrist and Elbow Arthritis Surgery
  • Hand, Wrist and Elbow Joint Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery
  • Thumb CMC Replacement
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Xiaflex Treatment for Dupuytren's Contracture

Board Certified

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate Education: University of Virginia (1972)
  • Medical Degree: University of Virginia Medical School, Charlottesville, VA (1976)


  •  Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY (1977)


  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, chief resident (1982)


  • University of Rochester, Combined Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery, Rochester, NY (1983)

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • Richmond Academy of Medicine
  • Richmond Orthopaedic Club
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • Boulders Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Johnston-Willis Medical Center
  • OrthoVirginia Operatory


  • Recognized as one of the Best Hand Surgeons, Richmond Magazine’s Top Docs issue, '12, '13,'14