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Keith W. Lawhorn, MD

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Val - Partial (Unicondylar) Knee Replacement

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Jessica - Ankle Surgery

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Frani - Ortho

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Scott - Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

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Gary - Swollen Knee

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Grace - Surgery to Repair Broken Elbow

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Alie - MPFL Reconstruction

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Jim and Cory - Rotator Cuff Repair

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Mary - ACL Reconstruction and Meniscus Transplant

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Emmett - Knee Bursectomy

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Special Procedures

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff/Shoulder Instability
  • Cartilage Reconstruction Procedures
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Meniscal Repair and Transplantation
  • Partial (Unicondylar) Knee Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement

Board Certified

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Certificate of Added Qualification, Sports Medicine

Education and Training

  • BA, Chemistry, University of Virginia
  • Medical Degree: MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine


  • Medical College of Virginia


  • Medical College of Virginia

Professional Organizations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • U.S. Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
  • Univ. of Virginia Echols Scholar
  • Courtland High School Valedictorian

Hospital Affiliations

  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
  • Northern Virginia Surgery Center
  • OrthoVirginia Operatory
  • Surgical Specialty Center of Mid-Atlantic


  • Given a Certificate of Reviewer Appreciation by the American Journal of Sports Medicine for the completion of 5 manuscript reviews in 2018
  • Named a principal reviewer in 2018 for the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
  • Dr. Lawhorn was a faculty member for the course Knee Dislocation and Multi-ligament Reconstruction, offered by the Mayo Clinic. This course was chosen out of over 300 CME educational activities
  • Dr. Keith Lawhorn has a study published in the August 2012 edition of The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery.
  • Voted a "Top Doctor" by:
    • Virginia Living Magazine 2018
    • Washington Consumers Checkbook Magazine: 2015
    • Northern Virginia Magazine: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020
    • Washingtonian Magazine 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Dr. Lawhorn co-wrote Chapter 74: Hamstring Tendon Autograft for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Surgical Techniques of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee in Sports Medicine - Second Edition
  • Runner-up "Reviewer of the Year" Arthroscopy Journal
  • United States Air Force Commendation medal, 2000
  • Certificate of Merit Award for a Scientific Exhibit at the 1999 Radiological Society of North America Meeting (RSNA)
  • Distinguished Graduate Military Indoctrination Medical Service Officer Course, 1996

Team Affiliations

  • Freedom High School
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Oakton High School
  • Team physician for the Washington Bayhawks Professional Lacrosse Team: 2007 & 2008