Paul G. Kiritsis, M.D.

Specialties

Physician assistants / nurse practitioners

OrthoVirginia Offices

Dr. Paul Kiritsis specializes in knee and shoulder surgery. He is heavily involved in orthopedic implant design and creates new systems to improve orthopedic joint care and also holds several patents. He serves as a faculty member on an international surgeon education program, allowing international doctors to observe his surgeries to learn new techniques. He is a team physician for the University of Richmond and the Richmond Kickers.

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Bio

Dr. Kiritsis, a Richmond native, is a board-certified knee and shoulder specialist. In addition, Dr. Kiritsis is one of a select number of orthopedic surgeons in the Richmond area to hold a second subspecialty board certification in sports medicine. This certification is a testament to his tireless pursuit of excellence in the fields of sports medicine and knee and shoulder surgery.

Dr. Kiritsis has held the position of Assistant Clinical professor at MCV in shoulder surgery. He was one of a small group of surgeons including physicians from the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins to be a part of the initial evaluation team for the Biomet Comprehensive Shoulder Arthroplasty System. In addition, he is a national orthopedic consultant for the Halyard Health corporation and is a faculty member for the Zimmer Biomet International Surgeon Education Program. These international surgeons will be traveling to St. Francis to observe Dr. Kiritsis while he performs arthroscopic and open knee and shoulder surgeries.

In addition, Dr. Kiritsis has traveled across the country teaching other orthopedic surgeons cutting edge open and arthroscopic techniques for the knee and shoulder. He has served as the team physician for a number of athletic teams on the professional, collegiate, and high school levels. He holds multiple orthopedic patents and is one of the design surgeons for the ALPS Proximal Humeral Plating System.

Education & Training

  • Medical College of Virginia, Residency
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, Medical Degree, 1995
  • University of Richmond, Bachelor’s Degree, 1990

Certifications

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

ABOS board certified in orthopedic surgeryABOS board certified in sports medicine

Hospital & Team Affiliations

  • Boulders Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Johnston-Willis Hospital
  • OrthoVirginia Operatory
  • Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center
  • Head Team Physician, University of Richmond
  • Regional Team Physician, Professional Bull Riders Association, 2005-present
  • Team Physician, Richmond Kickers Professional Soccer Team, 2001-2006, 2013-present
  • Consultant, Halyard Health
  • Design Surgeon and International Faculty, Zimmer Biomet

Organizations & Awards

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Richmond Academy of Medicine
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society

Patient Testimonials

“I had been experiencing shoulder pain for years following a fall while shoveling snow. The first doctor did a simple x-ray and since nothing was broken he sent me to physical therapy. The whole time I was in therapy I told the therapist that my shoulder joint was popping and not behaving like my un-injured shoulder. He didn’t respond to that and I ended up completing therapy with moderate progress made. As I was still experiencing significant pain, another doctor just sent me to PT again- no x-ray or MRI. I continued to have the same symptoms but basically just did as I was told. I saw another doctor earlier this year who basically insinuated that I was seeking opioids and referred me to more PT. Then COVID hit and I was not comfortable going to PT. I finally made an appointment with my primary care physician, who decided to refer me to Dr. Kiritsis. Dr. Kiritsis was able to diagnose me with Rotator Cuff Arthropathy from an x-ray. He also actually examined my shoulder noting that the popping was an indication something was wrong which I took to mean that i probably should have been referred to a specialist long ago. Dr. Kiritsis showed me my x-ray and explained the extent of my condition. And while he wasn’t able to give me good news, I felt somewhat vindicated that finally a medical professional believed I was in pain- and for good reason. While there is no easy fix for my problem because it went on for so long, he was able to give me a cortisone shot to help at least temporarily. I was impressed that Dr. Kiritsis listened to me and was thorough in his examination. I appreciate that he clearly explained my condition and informed me of possible next steps. I didn’t feel like I was just given superficial attention and referred off to more PT. If you ever have issues with your shoulders, Dr. Kiritsis is the doctor to see.” – James B.

Treatments

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff/Shoulder Instability
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Meniscectomy
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Total Shoulder Replacement

Video: Sam & Dr. Kiritsis

Dr. Kiritsis, a Richmond native, is a board-certified knee and shoulder specialist. In addition, Dr. Kiritsis is one of a select number of orthopedic surgeons in the Richmond area to hold a second subspecialty board certification in sports medicine. This certification is a testament to his tireless pursuit of excellence in the fields of sports medicine and knee and shoulder surgery.

Dr. Kiritsis has held the position of Assistant Clinical professor at MCV in shoulder surgery. He was one of a small group of surgeons including physicians from the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins to be a part of the initial evaluation team for the Biomet Comprehensive Shoulder Arthroplasty System. In addition, he is a national orthopedic consultant for the Halyard Health corporation and is a faculty member for the Zimmer Biomet International Surgeon Education Program. These international surgeons will be traveling to St. Francis to observe Dr. Kiritsis while he performs arthroscopic and open knee and shoulder surgeries.

In addition, Dr. Kiritsis has traveled across the country teaching other orthopedic surgeons cutting edge open and arthroscopic techniques for the knee and shoulder. He has served as the team physician for a number of athletic teams on the professional, collegiate, and high school levels. He holds multiple orthopedic patents and is one of the design surgeons for the ALPS Proximal Humeral Plating System.

  • Medical College of Virginia, Residency
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, Medical Degree, 1995
  • University of Richmond, Bachelor’s Degree, 1990

Certifications

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

ABOS board certified in orthopedic surgeryABOS board certified in sports medicine

  • Boulders Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Johnston-Willis Hospital
  • OrthoVirginia Operatory
  • Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center
  • Head Team Physician, University of Richmond
  • Regional Team Physician, Professional Bull Riders Association, 2005-present
  • Team Physician, Richmond Kickers Professional Soccer Team, 2001-2006, 2013-present
  • Consultant, Halyard Health
  • Design Surgeon and International Faculty, Zimmer Biomet

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Richmond Academy of Medicine
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society

“I had been experiencing shoulder pain for years following a fall while shoveling snow. The first doctor did a simple x-ray and since nothing was broken he sent me to physical therapy. The whole time I was in therapy I told the therapist that my shoulder joint was popping and not behaving like my un-injured shoulder. He didn’t respond to that and I ended up completing therapy with moderate progress made. As I was still experiencing significant pain, another doctor just sent me to PT again- no x-ray or MRI. I continued to have the same symptoms but basically just did as I was told. I saw another doctor earlier this year who basically insinuated that I was seeking opioids and referred me to more PT. Then COVID hit and I was not comfortable going to PT. I finally made an appointment with my primary care physician, who decided to refer me to Dr. Kiritsis. Dr. Kiritsis was able to diagnose me with Rotator Cuff Arthropathy from an x-ray. He also actually examined my shoulder noting that the popping was an indication something was wrong which I took to mean that i probably should have been referred to a specialist long ago. Dr. Kiritsis showed me my x-ray and explained the extent of my condition. And while he wasn’t able to give me good news, I felt somewhat vindicated that finally a medical professional believed I was in pain- and for good reason. While there is no easy fix for my problem because it went on for so long, he was able to give me a cortisone shot to help at least temporarily. I was impressed that Dr. Kiritsis listened to me and was thorough in his examination. I appreciate that he clearly explained my condition and informed me of possible next steps. I didn’t feel like I was just given superficial attention and referred off to more PT. If you ever have issues with your shoulders, Dr. Kiritsis is the doctor to see.” – James B.

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff/Shoulder Instability
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Meniscectomy
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Total Shoulder Replacement

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