Search for a doctor

Anikar Chhabra, M.D.

  1. Orthopedic Surgeon
  2. Sports Medicine Specialist

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Phoenix, Arizona

Languages

English

Dr. Chhabra is a national expert in the field of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He specializes in arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder, minimally invasive surgery and sports-related injuries. He also treats complex disorders of the knee such as multiple ligament injuries, articular cartilage procedures, osteotomies, uni-compartmental knee replacements, and meniscal transplants.

He graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in Economics. While at Harvard, he was a four-year Varsity Basketball letter winner. Dr. Chhabra completed his medical school and residency at the University of Virginia, and his Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, where he helped care for the Pittsburgh Steelers and University of Pittsburgh Athletic Teams.

As a team orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Chhabra has been the head orthopedic surgeon for Arizona State University since 2007 and an Orthopedic Consultant for the Arizona Coyote Professional Hockey Team and Phoenix Rising Professional Soccer Team. He also is the head team physician for Paradise Valley College, South Mountain College, Mesa Community College, and fifteen local high schools. Additionally, Dr Chhabra is an orthopedic consultant for Major League Baseball Umpires and the medical director for the Fiesta Bowl and the Cheez-it Bowl.

He has received numerous accolades, including being voted in "Phoenix Top Docs" multiple times. He is very active in teaching residents and fellows, and was voted Orthopedic Faculty of the year in 2018. Dr. Chhabra frequently lectures both nationally and internationally, and has written over 70 peer — reviewed publications and over 15 book chapters. Dr. Chhabra is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and CAQ Certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Chhabra has been in practice since 2005 and is currently an Associate Professor and the Director of Sports Medicine at Mayo Clinic Arizona.

  1. Concussion
  2. Knee disorder
  3. Multiligament knee injury
  4. Sports injury
  1. Arthroscopy
  2. Cartilage repair
  3. Knee reconstruction
  4. Knee surgery
  5. Meniscus transplant
  6. Osteotomy
  7. Shoulder arthroscopy
  8. Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder
  • Knee and shoulder reconstruction
  • Complex knee disorders, including meniscal transplants, chondral preservation surgery, multiple ligament knee injuries, and osteotomies
  • Patellofemoral abnormalities
  • Sports concussions
  1. 2005
    Fellow - Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and ArthroscopyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  2. 2004
    Residency - Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Virginia Health System
  3. 2004
    MS - Surgical ScienceUniversity of Virginia
  4. 2000
    Fellow - Orthopaedic ResearchOrthopaedic Research Laboratory, University of Virginia Health System
  5. 1999
    Internship - General SurgeryUniversity of Virginia Health System
  6. 1998
    MDUniversity of Virginia
  7. 1994
    BA - EconomicsHarvard University

Certifications

  1. 2009
    Orthopedic Sports MedicineAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  2. 2007
    Orthopedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2023
    2022 Top Performer - Top Performance in Likelihood to RecommendThe Office of Mayo Clinic Experience
  2. 2023
    Top Doc in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (As Voted on by Peers)Phoenix Magazine
  3. 2023
    Finalist for Albert A. Trilat AwardInternational Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  4. 2022
    ArMA Health & Fitness AwardArizona Medical Association
  5. 2022
    Top Doc in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (As Voted on by Peers)Phoenix Magazine
  6. 2021
    Member of Board of Directors Appointed by GovernorArizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA)
  7. 2021
    Top Doc in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (As Voted on by Peers)Phoenix Magazine
  8. 2020
    National Medal of MedicineAmerican Health Council
  9. 2020
    Top Docs in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine as Voted on by PeersPhoenix Magazine
  10. 2019
    Top Docs - Voted by Peers for Sports Medicine and Orthopedic SurgeryPhoenix Magazine
  11. 2018
    Orthopedic Faculty of the YearOrthopedic Residents at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  12. 2017
    Top Docs - Voted Top Doc in Sports Medicine in Phoenix by PeersPhoenix Magazine
  13. 2017
    NomineeMayo Clinic Community Caring Award
  14. 2017
    Named Honorary AmbassadorNCAA Basketball Final Four
  15. 2016
    Named as one of The 16 Standout North American Sports Knee SurgeonsOrthopedics This Week
  16. 2016
    Sportsman AwardArizona Medical Association
  17. 2016
    America's Top OrthopedistsConsumers Research Council of America
  18. 2015
    Teacher of the YearBanner Good Samaritan Orthopedic Residency
  19. 2015
    America's Top OrthopedistsConsumers Research Council of America
  20. 2015
    Top DocsPhoenix Magazine
  21. 2014
    Top DocsPhoenix Magazine
  22. 2014
    America's Top OrthopedistsConsumers Research Council of America
  23. 2014
    Phoenix Super DoctorsPhoenix Super Doctors
  24. 2013
    Teacher of the YearBanner Good Samaritan Orthopedic Residency
  25. 2011
    Top DocsPhoenix Magazine
  26. 2004
    The Charles Miller Memorial AwardUniversity of Virginia Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty and Residents
  27. 2003
    The Basil M. Boyd, M.D. Memorial Resident Research AwardOscar Miller Day Symposium on Advances in Trauma Surgery
  28. 2003
    Resident Research Award for Contribution to Basic ScienceEastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
  29. 2003
    The AOA-OREF-Zimmer Resident Leadership ForumAmerican Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
  30. 2003
    The Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation AwardUniversity of Virginia Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  31. 2001
    The Basil M. Boyd, M.D. Memorial Resident Research AwardOscar Miller Day Symposium on Foot & Ankle in Sports Activities
  32. 2001
    The Ranawat Residency Research Award for Molecular Biology ResearchEastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
  33. 2001
    The Sultzer Residency Research Award for Growth Factor ResearchThe American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting
  34. 2001
    Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Resident Research AwardOrthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting
  35. 2001
    Outstanding Junior Orthopaedic Resident AwardUniversity of Virginia
  36. 2000
    The Pullen AwardUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine
  37. 2000
    Medical Honor SocietyAlpha Omega Alpha
  38. 1997
    Young Investigator Award65th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurosurgery
  39. 1995
    Summer Research GrantUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine
  40. 1994
    Mather House Achievement AwardHarvard University
  41. 1994
    The John Harnice AwardHarvard University
  42. 1993
    National Scholastic Achievement AwardWashington D.C. Indian Association
  43. 1992
    The John Harnice AwardHarvard University
  44. 1990
    Dean's ListHarvard University
  45. 1990
    Varsity Athletic Letter - winner - BasketballHarvard University

Professional memberships

  1. 2024
    MemberArizona Quality Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee, Executive Operations Team
  2. 2023
    MemberArizona Quality Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee, Executive Operations Team
  3. 2023 - present
    ChairArizona Practice Optimization and Acceleration, Practice Optimization and Acceleration Committee, Clinical Practice Committee
  4. 2022 - present
    MemberCareer Scientist Positions, Search Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  5. 2022
    MemberArizona Emerging Leadership Roundtable, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  6. 2022
    MemberArizona Emerging Leadership Series Cohort 1, Arizona Emerging Leadership Roundtable, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  7. 2021 - present
    MentorMayo Clinic Wilson Scholars Program, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  8. 2021 - present
    MemberPediatric-Adolescent Medicine Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee, Executive Operations Team
  9. 2021 - present
    MemberAssociate Chairs of the Practice Forum, Outpatient Practice Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee
  10. 2021 - present
    MemberMusculoskeletal Radiologist, Search Committee, Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology
  11. 2021 - present
    MemberVisioning/Programming/Innovation Workgroup, Human Performance Initiative, Mayo Clinic Arizona/Arizona State University Collaboration
  12. 2021 - present
    MemberFinancial Modelling/Business Plan Workgroup, Human Performance Initiative, Mayo Clinic Arizona/Arizona State University Collaboration
  13. 2021 - present
    MemberPartnerships/Commercialization Workgroup, Human Performance Initiative, Mayo Clinic Arizona/Arizona State University Collaboration
  14. 2021 - present
    MemberSection Chair, Search Committee, Section of Hand Surgery
  15. 2021 - present
    MemberFaculty Position in Biomechanics, Search Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  16. 2021 - present
    Board of Directors, SecretaryArizona Sports and Tourism Authority
  17. 2021 - present
    Board of Directors MemberArizona Sports and Tourism Authority
  18. 2020 - present
    MentorMentorship Families Program, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  19. 2020 - present
    MemberConsulting Staff Member, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Search Committee
  20. 2020 - present
    MemberBiomechanics and Mechanobiology Career Scientist, Search Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  21. 2020 - 2024
    MemberSpecialty Day Program Committee, Annual Meeting, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  22. 2020 - 2021
    MemberAcademic Affairs: Year 1 & Year 2 Clinical Experiences Subcommittee, Faculty-At-Large Committee, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  23. 2020
    Abstract GraderAnnual Meeting, Western Orthopaedic Association
  24. 2020 - present
    MemberGender Disparities Taskforce, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  25. 2019 - present
    MemberSearch Committee, Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Department of Radiology
  26. 2019 - present
    MemberSteering Committee, Arizona Mayo Clinic CARES, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  27. 2019 - 2022
    PresidentThe Quigley Society for Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  28. 2019 - 2020
    MemberAcademic Cohort Group, Accelerating Diversity in the Leadership Pipeline
  29. 2019 - 2020
    MemberEngaged Thinkers Committee, Global Sports Institute, Arizona State University
  30. 2019
    ChairOrthopedic Sports Medicine/Hip Arthroscopy Position, Search Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  31. 2019
    MemberOrthopedic Surgery Chair, Search Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  32. 2018 - present
    MemberC-Arm Workgroup, Medical Equipment and Technology Standardization Subcommittee, Hospital Care Delivery Platform Committee
  33. 2018 - present
    MemberAthlete Development and Sports Rehabilitation Group, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  34. 2018
    RepresentativeMayo Clinic Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine, Association of Health Care Journalists
  35. 2018 - 2019
    Vice PresidentThe Quigley Society for Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  36. 2018
    ChairPrimary Care Sports Medicine Physician, Search Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  37. 2018 - present
    Career AdvisorAdvisory Program, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  38. 2018 - 2019
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Executive Operations Team, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  39. 2018 - present
    Associate Program DirectorOrthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  40. 2017 - 2019
    MemberSearch Committee Musculoskeletal Radiologist, Department of Radiology
  41. 2017 - 2018
    MemberSearch Committee, Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Department of Radiology
  42. 2017
    MemberOrthopedic Surgeon Sports Medicine/Upper Extremity Surgeon, Search Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  43. 2016 - 2018
    MemberChair Search Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  44. 2016 - present
    Section LeaderLeverage Enterprise for Equipment Purchasing, Sports Medicine Specialty Council, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  45. 2016 - present
    Section LeaderEnterprise Participation in Educational Initiatives, Sports Medicine Specialty Council, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  46. 2016 - present
    Section LeaderEnterprise Participation in Marketing Opportunities, Sports Medicine Specialty Council, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  47. 2016 - present
    Section LeaderHigh School and Collegiate Outreach Athletic Training Contracts, Sports Medicine Specialty Council, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  48. 2016 - present
    Section LeaderLeverage Support for Incremental Support and Visibility, Sports Medicine Specialty Council, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  49. 2016 - present
    ChairMulti-Specialty Workgroup, Sports Medicine Program, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  50. 2016 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Square Executive Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  51. 2015 - present
    MemberSports Medicine Business Advisory Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  52. 2015 - present
    MemberOrthopedic Education Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  53. 2015 - present
    MemberClinical Competency Committee, Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  54. 2015 - present
    MemberSports Medicine Specialty Council, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  55. 2015 - present
    FacultyDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic Premedical Scholars Program, Barrett Honors College
  56. 2014 - 2023
    MemberSports Medicine Advisory Committee, Arizona Interscholastic Association
  57. 2012 - 2018
    RepresentativeCouncil of Delegates: Arizona, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  58. 2012 - present
    MemberInternational Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  59. 2009
    Session ModeratorDouble Bundle ACL, Annual Meeting, Education Committee
  60. 2008 - 2010
    Board MemberBoard of Directors, Orthopaedic Surgeons Network of Arizona
  61. 2007 - 2011
    MemberEducation Committee, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  62. 2007 - 2011
    MemberEducation Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  63. 2007 - 2011
    MemberSelf-Assessment Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  64. 2007 - 2010
    MemberConflict of Interest Policy Review Panel, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  65. 2007 - present
    Head Orthopedic ConsultantArizona State University
  66. 2007 - present
    MemberWestern Orthopaedic Association
  67. 2006 - 2010
    MemberFinance Committee, Orthopaedic Surgeons Network of Arizona
  68. 2006 - present
    MemberAdmissions Committee, Harvard University
  69. 2005
    Moderator and FacultyKnee Ligament Reconstruction, Fall Course, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  70. 2005 - 2010
    MemberOrthopaedic Surgeons Network of Arizona
  71. 2005 - present
    MemberArthroscopy Association of North America
  72. 2005 - present
    MemberAmerican Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  73. 2005 - present
    MemberThe Quigley Society for Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  74. 2005 - present
    MemberMaricopa County Medical Society, Arizona Medical Association
  75. 1999 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  76. 1999 - present
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  77. 1998 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association

Publications