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Christopher C. Annunziata, M.D.

Specialties

Physician assistants / nurse practitioners

OrthoVirginia Offices

Dr. Christopher Annunziata specializes in sports medicine and complex problems of the shoulder and knee. He was drawn to the field of orthopedics because of the opportunity it would give him to care for people of all ages and to restore or enhance the function of people with injury or chronic joint problems. He is the Chief Medical Officer for DC United and on the medical team for the Washington Football Team.

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Bio

Originally from New Haven, Connecticut, Dr. Christopher Annunziata was drawn to the field of orthopedics because of the opportunity it would give him to care for individuals of all ages and to restore or enhance the function of people with injury or chronic musculoskeletal ailments. Dr. Annunziata earned a BS from Boston College before graduating with his medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and went on to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine/Knee and Shoulder Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Sports Medicine Center.

With a special interest in sports medicine, Dr. Annunziata enjoys helping athletes return to their sport after an injury. He also enjoys educating and advising patients of all ages about their musculoskeletal health. In addition to sports related injuries, Dr. Annunziata treats complex problems of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle, performs all types of ligament reconstruction, osteotomies, arthroplasty of the shoulder, and a complete array of arthroscopic surgeries.

Active in the academics of sports medicine, Dr. Annunziata is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Georgetown University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery where he received the Peter Kenmore Award for Excellence In Resident Education in 2002 and 2009. He also carries his love for sports medicine into the community where he serves as Chief Medical Officer for DC United, orthopedic team physician for the Washington Football Team, consultant for US Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams as well as for the Washington Ballet. Dr. Annunziata is a member of the NFL Team Physician Society, Professional Soccer Physician Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America as well as many local sports medicine societies.

Dr. Annunziata is married to Christina Annunziata, MD, PhD who serves as a clinical investigator at the National Cancer Institute. They are the proud parents of two boys, Nicholas and Frankie. In his leisure time, Dr. Annunziata participates in ice hockey, softball and running.

Education & Training

  • University of Pittsburgh Sports Medicine Center, Sports Medicine/Knee & Shoulder Surgery Fellowship
  • Georgetown University Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Georgetown University Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery Internship
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, Medical Degree
  • Boston College, Bachelor of Science

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine

ABOS board certified in orthopedic surgeryABOS board certified in sports medicine

Hospital & Team Affiliations

  • OrthoVirginia Operatory
  • Surgical Specialty Center of Mid-Atlantic
  • Virginia Hospital Center
  • Chief Medical Officer, D.C. United
  • Team Orthopedic Surgeon, Washington Commanders
  • Consultant, US Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Teams
  • Consultant, Washington Ballet

Organizations & Awards

  • Voted Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Voted Top Doctor by Arlington Magazine, 2019, 2020
  • Voted Top Doctor by Virginia Living Magazine, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Voted Super DoctorsTM 2012
  • Voted Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doc 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Voted Washington Consumers’ Checkbook Magazine Top Doctor 2007
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • Professional Soccer Physician Society
  • NFL Physician Society
  • Georgetown and University of Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Societies
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society
  • Virginia and Arlington County Medical Societies
  • Georgetown Clinical Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa & Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Societies
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society
  • NFL Physicians Society

Patient Testimonials

“Dr. Christopher Annunziata is a great doctor/surgeon. His diagnosis are spot on. He explains cause and treatment of your injury exceptionally well. He has operated on both my shoulders, broken ankle/leg and multiple knees injuries. All surgeries were 100% successful. I have recommended him to countless friends with serious injuries, and all commented what a great doctor he is.” – Bob G.

Treatments

  • Achilles tendon rupture and tendonitis surgeries
  • ACL reconstruction surgery
  • Acromioplasty
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle sprain and fracture surgeries
  • Arthroscopic knee reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic meniscectomy and meniscal repair
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff
  • Arthroscopic shoulder reconstruction
  • Autograft (UCL tear)
  • Biceps tendon reinsertion
  • Biceps tendon rupture surgery
  • Biceps tenodesis
  • Bony stress reactions/stress fractures surgery
  • Broken collarbone surgery
  • Bursitis/impingement surgery
  • Cartilage injury treatments
  • Cartilage reconstruction procedures
  • Cartilage restoration
  • Closed reduction (elbow)
  • Closed reduction (shoulder)
  • Closed reduction (sternoclavicula joint)
  • Elbow arthritis surgery
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Elbow surgery
  • Impingement – rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Labrum surgery
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) repair/reconstruction
  • Little League elbow treatment
  • Little League shoulder treatment
  • Loose bodies/spurs surgery (knee)
  • Meniscal tear surgeries
  • Meniscal transplant surgery
  • Non-operative anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative Bankart lesion treatment
  • Non-operative biceps tendon rupture treatment
  • Non-operative bony stress reactions/stress fractures treatment
  • Non-operative broken collar bone treatment
  • Non-operative bursitis/impingement treatment
  • Non-operative elbow bursitis treatment
  • Non-operative elbow spur treatment
  • Non-operative golfer’s elbow treatment
  • Non-operative hip loose bodies treatment
  • Non-operative knee arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative labral tear treatment
  • Non-operative lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative mensical tear treatment
  • Non-operative muscle strain treatment
  • Non-operative olceranon fracture treatment
  • Non-operative patellar tendonitis treatment
  • Non-operative posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative radial head fracture treatment
  • Non-operative rotator cuff tear treatment
  • Non-operative runner’s knee (chondromalacia patella) treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder instability treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder separation treatment
  • Non-operative superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear treatment
  • Non-operative tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis treatment
  • Non-operative throwing injury treatment
  • Non-operative ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) treatment
  • Olceranon fracture surgery
  • Open shoulder reconstruction
  • Osteoarthritis treatment
  • Osteochondritis fixation
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction
  • Radial head fracture surgeries
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shin splints treatment
  • Shoulder arthritis surgeries
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome treatment
  • Shoulder instability surgery
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Shoulder separation surgery
  • Sprain and strain treatment
  • Superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear surgery
  • Tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis surgery
  • Throwing injury surgeries
  • Tommy John surgery

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Originally from New Haven, Connecticut, Dr. Christopher Annunziata was drawn to the field of orthopedics because of the opportunity it would give him to care for individuals of all ages and to restore or enhance the function of people with injury or chronic musculoskeletal ailments. Dr. Annunziata earned a BS from Boston College before graduating with his medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and went on to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine/Knee and Shoulder Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Sports Medicine Center.

With a special interest in sports medicine, Dr. Annunziata enjoys helping athletes return to their sport after an injury. He also enjoys educating and advising patients of all ages about their musculoskeletal health. In addition to sports related injuries, Dr. Annunziata treats complex problems of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle, performs all types of ligament reconstruction, osteotomies, arthroplasty of the shoulder, and a complete array of arthroscopic surgeries.

Active in the academics of sports medicine, Dr. Annunziata is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Georgetown University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery where he received the Peter Kenmore Award for Excellence In Resident Education in 2002 and 2009. He also carries his love for sports medicine into the community where he serves as Chief Medical Officer for DC United, orthopedic team physician for the Washington Football Team, consultant for US Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams as well as for the Washington Ballet. Dr. Annunziata is a member of the NFL Team Physician Society, Professional Soccer Physician Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America as well as many local sports medicine societies.

Dr. Annunziata is married to Christina Annunziata, MD, PhD who serves as a clinical investigator at the National Cancer Institute. They are the proud parents of two boys, Nicholas and Frankie. In his leisure time, Dr. Annunziata participates in ice hockey, softball and running.

  • University of Pittsburgh Sports Medicine Center, Sports Medicine/Knee & Shoulder Surgery Fellowship
  • Georgetown University Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Georgetown University Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery Internship
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, Medical Degree
  • Boston College, Bachelor of Science

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine

ABOS board certified in orthopedic surgeryABOS board certified in sports medicine

  • OrthoVirginia Operatory
  • Surgical Specialty Center of Mid-Atlantic
  • Virginia Hospital Center
  • Chief Medical Officer, D.C. United
  • Team Orthopedic Surgeon, Washington Commanders
  • Consultant, US Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Teams
  • Consultant, Washington Ballet

  • Voted Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Voted Top Doctor by Arlington Magazine, 2019, 2020
  • Voted Top Doctor by Virginia Living Magazine, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Voted Super DoctorsTM 2012
  • Voted Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doc 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Voted Washington Consumers’ Checkbook Magazine Top Doctor 2007
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • Professional Soccer Physician Society
  • NFL Physician Society
  • Georgetown and University of Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Societies
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society
  • Virginia and Arlington County Medical Societies
  • Georgetown Clinical Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa & Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Societies
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society
  • NFL Physicians Society

“Dr. Christopher Annunziata is a great doctor/surgeon. His diagnosis are spot on. He explains cause and treatment of your injury exceptionally well. He has operated on both my shoulders, broken ankle/leg and multiple knees injuries. All surgeries were 100% successful. I have recommended him to countless friends with serious injuries, and all commented what a great doctor he is.” – Bob G.

  • Achilles tendon rupture and tendonitis surgeries
  • ACL reconstruction surgery
  • Acromioplasty
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle sprain and fracture surgeries
  • Arthroscopic knee reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic meniscectomy and meniscal repair
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff
  • Arthroscopic shoulder reconstruction
  • Autograft (UCL tear)
  • Biceps tendon reinsertion
  • Biceps tendon rupture surgery
  • Biceps tenodesis
  • Bony stress reactions/stress fractures surgery
  • Broken collarbone surgery
  • Bursitis/impingement surgery
  • Cartilage injury treatments
  • Cartilage reconstruction procedures
  • Cartilage restoration
  • Closed reduction (elbow)
  • Closed reduction (shoulder)
  • Closed reduction (sternoclavicula joint)
  • Elbow arthritis surgery
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Elbow surgery
  • Impingement – rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Labrum surgery
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) repair/reconstruction
  • Little League elbow treatment
  • Little League shoulder treatment
  • Loose bodies/spurs surgery (knee)
  • Meniscal tear surgeries
  • Meniscal transplant surgery
  • Non-operative anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative Bankart lesion treatment
  • Non-operative biceps tendon rupture treatment
  • Non-operative bony stress reactions/stress fractures treatment
  • Non-operative broken collar bone treatment
  • Non-operative bursitis/impingement treatment
  • Non-operative elbow bursitis treatment
  • Non-operative elbow spur treatment
  • Non-operative golfer’s elbow treatment
  • Non-operative hip loose bodies treatment
  • Non-operative knee arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative labral tear treatment
  • Non-operative lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative mensical tear treatment
  • Non-operative muscle strain treatment
  • Non-operative olceranon fracture treatment
  • Non-operative patellar tendonitis treatment
  • Non-operative posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative radial head fracture treatment
  • Non-operative rotator cuff tear treatment
  • Non-operative runner’s knee (chondromalacia patella) treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder instability treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder separation treatment
  • Non-operative superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear treatment
  • Non-operative tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis treatment
  • Non-operative throwing injury treatment
  • Non-operative ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) treatment
  • Olceranon fracture surgery
  • Open shoulder reconstruction
  • Osteoarthritis treatment
  • Osteochondritis fixation
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction
  • Radial head fracture surgeries
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shin splints treatment
  • Shoulder arthritis surgeries
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome treatment
  • Shoulder instability surgery
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Shoulder separation surgery
  • Sprain and strain treatment
  • Superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear surgery
  • Tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis surgery
  • Throwing injury surgeries
  • Tommy John surgery

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