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Colvin C. Wellborn, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Self-Designated Expertise
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Joint Replacements
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Dr. Wellborn completed his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he lettered all four years as a distance swimmer. He obtained his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He completed his residency at George Washington University in Washington, DC where he was Chief Resident. After nearly 10 years in practice in Santa Barbara, California, he returned to the DC area in 2007.

Dr. Wellborn specializes in joint reconstruction and preservation of ankle, hip, knee, and shoulder. He is trained on the modern techniques of minimally invasive, gender specific and computer assisted surgery. He has wide experience in arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine and treatment of traumatic injuries.

Dr. Wellborn enjoys treating all age groups including the pediatric and adolescent patient. He is dedicated to serving the community and has been the team physician for Lake Braddock High School athletic teams since 2008. Dr. Wellborn has been recognized by his peers as one of the areas "Top Doctors" for several years in Northern Virginia Magazine and has been recognized as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors by Patients Choice.

Dr. Wellborn is committed to educating his patients so that they can be active participants in their treatment regimes.


Language(s): English
  • St. George's University School of Medicine, Bayshore NY
  • Columbia Univ College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York NY
  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara CA
  • George Washington University Hospital, Washington DC
Website: http://www.nirschl.com
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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