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Cassie G Root, MD

Specialties
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
Self-Designated Expertise
  • Wrist Surgery
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Bio: Dr. Root is a Northern Virginia native and attended Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. After graduating from Princeton University with Honors, Dr. Root attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where she was awarded the prestigious, merit based Canby Robinson Scholarship. In addition, she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society. Dr. Root completed her orthopedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York frequently chosen as the #1 Hospital for Orthopedic Surgery by US News & World Report. Additional fellowship training to specialize in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular surgery was completed at Washington University in Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Root focuses on problems of the upper extremity - the elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand. She treats disorders including sports injuries, arthritis, trauma, tendonitis and congenital hand problems. Welcoming both adult and pediatric patients, Dr. Root enjoys forming relationships with her patients taking them through the entire process from initial diagnosis through conservative treatment, and when necessary, surgical treatment and post-operative therapy.

Dr. Root has published and presented multiple research projects on the hand and upper extremity both in the Journal of Hand Surgery and at the annual meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. She is a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Other professional memberships include the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society and Health Volunteers Overseas. She is committed to international medical outreach, focusing on teaching hand surgery to surgeons in developing nations. Previous service destinations have included Peru, South Africa, Nicaragua, and India.
Gender:
Female
Language(s): English
Education:
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville TN
Internship:
  • Hospital for Special Surgery (NY), New York NY
Residency:
  • Hospital for Special Surgery (NY), New York NY
Fellowship:
  • Barnes - Jewish Hospital, St. Louis MO
Office & Directions:
Nirschl Orthopaedic Center for Sports Medicine, PC
1715 N. George Mason Drive
Suite 504
Arlington, VA 22205
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703.525.2200 (office)
703.522.2603 (fax)
 

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