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 50 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. Patellofemoral pain
  5. Sports injury
  1. Arthroscopy
  2. Cartilage repair
  3. Knee reconstruction
  4. Knee surgery
  5. Meniscus transplantation
  6. Osteotomy
  7. Shoulder arthroscopy
  8. Shoulder replacement
  • 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
    Orthopaedic Sports MedicineAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  2. 2007
    Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards and honors

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

Professional memberships

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

Publications