Dr. John E. Blank specializes in surgery of the elbow, wrist and hand. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he graduated cum laude. He served his internship and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was then awarded a fellowship for Hand and Elbow Surgery in Boston at Tufts University School of Medicine. (A fellowship is an extra year of specialized training that a physician chooses to pursue after completing medical school and residency training.)
Dr. Blank and his medical staff treat adult and pediatric patients with musculoskeletal conditions and injuries of the hand, wrist, and elbow. Many patients benefit from conservative treatments including medication, splinting, physical therapy and/or injections. However, some will require surgery. He is skilled and experienced in many surgical techniques including arthroscopy and microsurgery, performing over 1000 procedures in the last two years.
In addition to being certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Blank also holds the Certificate for Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand. He is well respected in the medical community and holds the honor of being named one of Richmond Magazine’s “Top Doctors” in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. He enjoys teaching and is an upper extremity/hand anatomy instructor to sports medicine fellows at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia.
“My mission is to provide excellence in musculoskeletal care of the upper extremity. I strive to formulate and execute a personalized treatment plan that will improve function and relieve pain, while satisfying the needs and goal of every patient.”
Dr. Blank is married and has 4 children. He enjoys running and participates in many half and full marathons.