Richmond Physicians

D. Christopher Young, MD

Special Procedures

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff/Shoulder Instability
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Biceps Tendon Reinsertion
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Total Shoulder Replacement

Board Certified

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1986
  • Recertified in 1994, 2004
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine, 2009

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate Education: Davidson College, Phi Beta Kappa (1975)
  • Medical Degree: Duke University School of Medicine (1978)


  • UVA Medical Center, general surgery (1979–1980)


  • University of Virginia Medical School, (1980–1984)


  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio – Shoulder Surgery

Professional Organizations

  • Fellow, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons Society
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society (past president)

Hospital Affiliations

  • Boulders Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Chippenham Medical Center
  • OrthoVirginia Operatory


  • Neer Award, American Shoulder & Elbow Society
  • Recognized as the Best Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon, Richmond Magazine’s Top Docs issue, '13, '15

Team Affiliations

  • U.S. Army, Chief of Orthopaedic Services, 5th General Hospital, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon, Brooke Army Medical Center, Texas

Interests and Community Involvement

  • University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, head team physician