DepartmentsOrthopedic SurgerySurgerySpecialty GroupsSports MedicineLocationPhoenix, ArizonaLanguagesEnglishExisting patientsSend a secure message via patient portal Biographical summaryDr. 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. Conditions treatedConcussionKnee disorderMultiligament knee injurySports injury Procedures performedArthroscopyCartilage repairKnee reconstructionKnee surgeryMeniscus transplantOsteotomyShoulder arthroscopyShoulder replacement surgery InterestsSports medicineArthroscopy of the knee and shoulderKnee and shoulder reconstructionComplex knee disorders, including meniscal transplants, chondral preservation surgery, multiple ligament knee injuries, and osteotomiesPatellofemoral abnormalitiesSports concussions Mayo Clinic locations Phoenix, Arizona Driving Directions More info Billing & insurance Accessibility services Education2005Fellow - Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and ArthroscopyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center2004Residency - Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Virginia Health System2004MS - Surgical ScienceUniversity of Virginia2000Fellow - Orthopaedic ResearchOrthopaedic Research Laboratory, University of Virginia Health System1999Internship - General SurgeryUniversity of Virginia Health System1998MDUniversity of Virginia1994BA - EconomicsHarvard UniversityShow more education Activities and honorsCertifications2009Orthopedic Sports MedicineAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery2007Orthopedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryAwards and honors20232022 Top Performer - Top Performance in Likelihood to RecommendThe Office of Mayo Clinic Experience2023Top Doc in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (As Voted on by Peers)Phoenix Magazine2023Finalist for Albert A. Trilat AwardInternational Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine2022ArMA Health & Fitness AwardArizona Medical Association2022Top Doc in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (As Voted on by Peers)Phoenix Magazine2021Member of Board of Directors Appointed by GovernorArizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA)2021Top Doc in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (As Voted on by Peers)Phoenix Magazine2020National Medal of MedicineAmerican Health Council2020Top Docs in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine as Voted on by PeersPhoenix Magazine2019Top Docs - Voted by Peers for Sports Medicine and Orthopedic SurgeryPhoenix Magazine2018Orthopedic Faculty of the YearOrthopedic Residents at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2017Top Docs - Voted Top Doc in Sports Medicine in Phoenix by PeersPhoenix Magazine2017NomineeMayo Clinic Community Caring Award 2017Named Honorary AmbassadorNCAA Basketball Final Four2016Named as one of The 16 Standout North American Sports Knee SurgeonsOrthopedics This Week 2016Sportsman AwardArizona Medical Association2016America's Top OrthopedistsConsumers Research Council of America2015Teacher of the YearBanner Good Samaritan Orthopedic Residency2015America's Top OrthopedistsConsumers Research Council of America2015Top DocsPhoenix Magazine2014Top DocsPhoenix Magazine2014America's Top OrthopedistsConsumers Research Council of America2014Phoenix Super DoctorsPhoenix Super Doctors2013Teacher of the YearBanner Good Samaritan Orthopedic Residency2011Top DocsPhoenix Magazine2004The Charles Miller Memorial AwardUniversity of Virginia Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty and Residents2003The Basil M. Boyd, M.D. Memorial Resident Research AwardOscar Miller Day Symposium on Advances in Trauma Surgery2003Resident Research Award for Contribution to Basic ScienceEastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting2003The AOA-OREF-Zimmer Resident Leadership ForumAmerican Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting2003The Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation AwardUniversity of Virginia Department of Orthopaedic Surgery2001The Basil M. Boyd, M.D. Memorial Resident Research AwardOscar Miller Day Symposium on Foot & Ankle in Sports Activities2001The Ranawat Residency Research Award for Molecular Biology ResearchEastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting2001The Sultzer Residency Research Award for Growth Factor ResearchThe American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting2001Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Resident Research AwardOrthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting2001Outstanding Junior Orthopaedic Resident AwardUniversity of Virginia2000The Pullen AwardUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine2000Medical Honor SocietyAlpha Omega Alpha1997Young Investigator Award65th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurosurgery1995Summer Research GrantUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine1994Mather House Achievement AwardHarvard University1994The John Harnice AwardHarvard University1993National Scholastic Achievement AwardWashington D.C. Indian Association1992The John Harnice AwardHarvard University1990Dean's ListHarvard University1990Varsity Athletic Letter - winner - BasketballHarvard UniversityShow more awards and honorsProfessional memberships2024MemberArizona Quality Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee, Executive Operations Team2023MemberArizona Quality Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee, Executive Operations Team2023 - presentChairArizona Practice Optimization and Acceleration, Practice Optimization and Acceleration Committee, Clinical Practice Committee2022 - presentMemberCareer Scientist Positions, Search Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2022MemberArizona Emerging Leadership Roundtable, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees2022MemberArizona Emerging Leadership Series Cohort 1, Arizona Emerging Leadership Roundtable, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees2021 - presentMentorMayo Clinic Wilson Scholars Program, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science2021 - presentMemberPediatric-Adolescent Medicine Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee, Executive Operations Team2021 - presentMemberAssociate Chairs of the Practice Forum, Outpatient Practice Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee2021 - presentMemberMusculoskeletal Radiologist, Search Committee, Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology2021 - presentMemberVisioning/Programming/Innovation Workgroup, Human Performance Initiative, Mayo Clinic Arizona/Arizona State University Collaboration2021 - presentMemberFinancial Modelling/Business Plan Workgroup, Human Performance Initiative, Mayo Clinic Arizona/Arizona State University Collaboration2021 - presentMemberPartnerships/Commercialization Workgroup, Human Performance Initiative, Mayo Clinic Arizona/Arizona State University Collaboration2021 - presentMemberSection Chair, Search Committee, Section of Hand Surgery2021 - presentMemberFaculty Position in Biomechanics, Search Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2021 - presentBoard of Directors, SecretaryArizona Sports and Tourism Authority2021 - presentBoard of Directors MemberArizona Sports and Tourism Authority2020 - presentMentorMentorship Families Program, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona2020 - presentMemberConsulting Staff Member, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Search Committee2020 - presentMemberBiomechanics and Mechanobiology Career Scientist, Search Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2020 - 2024MemberSpecialty Day Program Committee, Annual Meeting, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine2020 - 2021MemberAcademic Affairs: Year 1 & Year 2 Clinical Experiences Subcommittee, Faculty-At-Large Committee, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine2020Abstract GraderAnnual Meeting, Western Orthopaedic Association2020 - presentMemberGender Disparities Taskforce, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Mayo Clinic in Arizona2019 - presentMemberSearch Committee, Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Department of Radiology2019 - presentMemberSteering Committee, Arizona Mayo Clinic CARES, Mayo Clinic in Arizona2019 - 2022PresidentThe Quigley Society for Orthopedic Sports Medicine2019 - 2020MemberAcademic Cohort Group, Accelerating Diversity in the Leadership Pipeline2019 - 2020MemberEngaged Thinkers Committee, Global Sports Institute, Arizona State University2019ChairOrthopedic Sports Medicine/Hip Arthroscopy Position, Search Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2019MemberOrthopedic Surgery Chair, Search Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2018 - presentMemberC-Arm Workgroup, Medical Equipment and Technology Standardization Subcommittee, Hospital Care Delivery Platform Committee2018 - presentMemberAthlete Development and Sports Rehabilitation Group, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine2018RepresentativeMayo Clinic Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine, Association of Health Care Journalists2018 - 2019Vice PresidentThe Quigley Society for Orthopedic Sports Medicine2018ChairPrimary Care Sports Medicine Physician, Search Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2018 - presentCareer AdvisorAdvisory Program, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona2018 - 2019MemberClinical Practice Committee, Executive Operations Team, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees2018 - presentAssociate Program DirectorOrthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2017 - 2019MemberSearch Committee Musculoskeletal Radiologist, Department of Radiology2017 - 2018MemberSearch Committee, Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Department of Radiology2017MemberOrthopedic Surgeon Sports Medicine/Upper Extremity Surgeon, Search Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2016 - 2018MemberChair Search Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation2016 - presentSection LeaderLeverage Enterprise for Equipment Purchasing, Sports Medicine Specialty Council, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2016 - presentSection LeaderEnterprise Participation in Educational Initiatives, Sports Medicine Specialty Council, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2016 - presentSection LeaderEnterprise Participation in Marketing Opportunities, Sports Medicine Specialty Council, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2016 - presentSection LeaderHigh School and Collegiate Outreach Athletic Training Contracts, Sports Medicine Specialty Council, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2016 - presentSection LeaderLeverage Support for Incremental Support and Visibility, Sports Medicine Specialty Council, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2016 - presentChairMulti-Specialty Workgroup, Sports Medicine Program, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees2016 - presentMemberMayo Clinic Square Executive Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2015 - presentMemberSports Medicine Business Advisory Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2015 - presentMemberOrthopedic Education Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2015 - presentMemberClinical Competency Committee, Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2015 - presentMemberSports Medicine Specialty Council, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2015 - presentFacultyDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic Premedical Scholars Program, Barrett Honors College2014 - 2023MemberSports Medicine Advisory Committee, Arizona Interscholastic Association2012 - 2018RepresentativeCouncil of Delegates: Arizona, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine2012 - presentMemberInternational Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine2009Session ModeratorDouble Bundle ACL, Annual Meeting, Education Committee2008 - 2010Board MemberBoard of Directors, Orthopaedic Surgeons Network of Arizona2007 - 2011MemberEducation Committee, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine2007 - 2011MemberEducation Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons2007 - 2011MemberSelf-Assessment Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons2007 - 2010MemberConflict of Interest Policy Review Panel, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine2007 - presentHead Orthopedic ConsultantArizona State University2007 - presentMemberWestern Orthopaedic Association2006 - 2010MemberFinance Committee, Orthopaedic Surgeons Network of Arizona2006 - presentMemberAdmissions Committee, Harvard University2005Moderator and FacultyKnee Ligament Reconstruction, Fall Course, Arthroscopy Association of North America2005 - 2010MemberOrthopaedic Surgeons Network of Arizona2005 - presentMemberArthroscopy Association of North America2005 - presentMemberAmerican Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine2005 - presentMemberThe Quigley Society for Orthopedic Sports Medicine2005 - presentMemberMaricopa County Medical Society, Arizona Medical Association1999 - presentMemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons1999 - presentMemberAlpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society1998 - presentMemberAmerican Medical AssociationShow more professional membershipsPublicationsSee my publications Biographical summaryConditions treatedProcedures performedInterestsMayo Clinic locationsEducationActivities and honors Request an appointment PST-20216301 Doctors & Medical Staff Chhabra, Anikar M.D.