A native of Flushing, New York, Dr. John McConnell has always liked working with his hands and knew he would enjoy the variety of patients and problems he could treat as an orthopedic surgeon. After earning a BS in Chemistry from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, Dr. McConnell received his medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School. He then completed a general surgery internship at Northshore University Hospital in Long Island, New York, and returned to Washington to do an orthopedic surgery residency at Georgetown University Medical Center.
Dr. McConnell enjoys the challenge of performing complicated operations and finds great satisfaction in seeing his patients get well. He has a special interest in sports medicine and performs a number of intricate procedures including arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions, arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, and shoulder stabilization procedures.
As an active participant in the professional medical arena, Dr. McConnell has served as the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Virginia Hospital Center and as a member of the Applicant Review Committee of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Also involved in academia, he serves as Director of the Orthopaedic Residency Program at Virginia Hospital Center and as a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital where he is a three-time recipient of the Kenmore Orthopaedic Teaching Award. Additionally, Dr. McConnell is involved in the local community where he has volunteered time at the Children’s Special Services Clinic in Arlington and he served as team physician for the Washington Redskins for five years.
Dr. McConnell and his wife, Lynn, reside in the Potomac area and are the parents of two young adult children. A black belt in karate, Dr. McConnell is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys golf and scuba diving.