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Robin V. West, MD

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Robin West, MD

Specialty

Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interest

Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Knee Problems/Surgery and Treatments, Orthopedics, Shoulder Problems/Surgery and Treatments, Sports Injuries

Years of Experience

22

Gender

Female

Languages

English
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About Robin West, MD

Dr. Robin West is a board-certified orthopedic and sports medicine surgeon. She joined Inova Medical Group in 2014 and has more than 20 years of clinical experience. As Chairman of Inova Sports Medicine, Dr. West directs the clinical, strategic, administrative and academic affairs of the comprehensive program.

Dr. West currently serves as the Lead Team Physician for the Washington Nationals and the Head Team Physician for the Washington Redskins. She previously served as a team physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers and also served as team physician for the athletic department at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. She was an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and is presently an Associate Professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Dr. West currently serves on the board of directors of the NFL Physician’s Society and the NFL Scouting Medical Committee. She previously served on the board of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). She currently serves on the editorial board of Orthopaedics Today and was previously a deputy editor of the American Journal of Orthopaedics. She is an active member in the NFL and MLB Physicians’ Societies, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), and AOSSM.

A native of Southern California, Dr. West resides in Northern Virginia with her husband, two daughters and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys running, biking, hiking and being active with her family. She has completed the Eagleman Ironman 70.3, the Marine Corps Marathon, the San Diego Rock ‘n Roll Marathon, the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon twice, and numerous other races.

Awards/Associations/Appointments

  • Honoree, Top Women in Health Care, PR News, 2019
  • Top Docs, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2018
  • Top Docs, Washingtonian, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Best Doctors, Virginia Living, 2017
  • “Power Player,” Fox News Sunday, 2017
  • S’Hero Award, ECNL (Elite Club’s National League), 2017
  • Honoree, ESPNW Impact25, 2016
  • Elected, Best Doctors, Pittsburgh Magazine, 2013, 2014
  • Top 28 North American Sports Knee Surgeons, This Week in Orthopaedics, 2014
  • Recipient, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Award for Commitment and Excellence in Service (ACES), 2009
  • Honoree, Sports and Fitness Award, Women and Girls of Distinction, Girl Scouts of the USA, Trillium Council, 2007
  • Honoree, Woman and Girls Foundation of South Western Pennsylvania (SWPA), “Inspiring and Innovative Work in the Sciences,” Carnegie Science Center, 2005

Blog Posts

Sports Medicine Doctors: Should You See a Specialist? June 2019.

Nationals Team Doctor Robin West, MD, Gears Up for Opening Day. April 2018.

Platelet Rich Plasma: Is it a "Golden" Cure for Sports Injuries? November 2014.

ACL Injuries: Let's Get Serious About Prevention. October 2014.

Dr. West in the News

Power Player of the Week: FOXNEWS - Chris Wallace. September 2017.

Working Woman: Redskins, Nationals doctor a first for NFL and MLB - ABC7 - Alison Starling. October 2017.

Breaking Big League Barriers. Fall 2017.

Dr. Robin West Recognized as January ECNL S’Hero Award Recipient. January 2017.

Robin West, MD makes espnW list of top 25 female athletes and influencers of 2016. 

Is Robin West the most influential person in pro sports medicine? September 2016. 

Nationals/MLB The Nationals had a lot of injuries in 2015, so they changed their medical approach. August 2016.

Washington Redskins Add Dr. Robin West as Director of Sports Medicine. June 2016.

Washington Nationals Name Inova’s Robin West, MD Lead Team Physician. November 2015.

Hear Dr. West on ESPN's Outside the Lines discuss the NLF's new policy on marijuana. December 2014.

Game On: Dr. Robin West Heads up Inova’s New Sports Medicine Program. December 2014.

Podcasts

Move Forward Radio: Dr. Robin West describes her own experiences with collaborative care.

SportsTalk570: "Ask the Doctor" featuring Dr. Robin West & Dr. Brandon Bryant, discussing their roles on the field during NFL game day, managing the medical team along with player safety and injuries. This program airs Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. as part of the Redskins Health & Wellness Program.

Background

Medical Education

George Washington University School of Medicine 1997

Internships

George Washington University Medical Center General Surgery 07/01/1997 - 06/30/1998

Residency

George Washington University Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery 07/01/1998 - 06/30/2002

Fellowships

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Sports Medicine 08/01/2002 - 07/31/2003

Board Certification

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Affliation

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