About Dr. Virk

Dr. Virk is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in the open and arthroscopic treatment of shoulder and elbow conditions. After graduating from the University College of Medical Sciences in Delhi, he completed an orthopedic surgery residency and research fellowship (Carole and Ray Neag Orthopedic Research Scholar) at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He received advanced training in the management of shoulder and elbow conditions during his fellowship at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he was an assistant team physician for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox. He is currently an assistant professor at the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital and NYU School of Medicine and is actively involved in teaching medical students, orthopedic residents and fellows.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY

One of the most meaningful aspects of my profession is the opportunity to make a positive impact in the life of a patient by alleviating their pain and improving their function. I believe that successful patient outcome requires a team approach, which can provide individualized treatment that is focused on meeting the needs and expectations of a patient. In every patient interaction, my foremost priority is to patiently listen, and then examine the patient and finally make a clinical diagnosis. The treatment plan is a shared decision-making with my patient and is directed towards achieving the final goal of maximizing outcomes and patient satisfaction.

RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC COMMITTMENT

Dr. Virk is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the NYU School of Medicine, which is one of the foremost medical schools in the United States. At the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, Dr. Virk is an academic faculty member in the shoulder and elbow division and Director of Research and Quality and Patient Safety for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

Research is an integral part of Dr. Virk’s academic career and is directed towards the goal of improving patient care.

DR. VIRK’S RESEARCH FOCUSES ON

  • • Computer navigation in shoulder arthroplasty
  • • Outcomes research related to rotator cuff repairs, shoulder instability, and shoulder arthroplasty.
  • • Shoulder preservation surgery in a young arthritic shoulder
  • • Exploring biologic treatments for shoulder and elbow conditions including the use of growth factors, and stem cells.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

  • • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
  • • Eastern Orthopaedic Association (EOA).
  • • The American Orthopaedic Association’s Emerging Leader’s Program.
  • • American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES).
  • • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA).

EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • • Associate Editor, Shoulder and Elbow Section, Techniques in Orthopaedics (TIO).
  • • Editorial Reviewer Board, American Journal of Orthopaedics.

REVIEWER FOR JOURNALS

  • • Orthopaedic Journal.
  • • American Journal of Orthopaedics.
  • • Techniques in Orthopaedics (TIO).
  • • Journal of Shoulder and Elbow surgery.
  • • Bulletin of Hospital for Joint Diseases.
  • • Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
  • • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

FAMILY

Dr. Virk lives in New York with his wife and children