N. Douglas Boardman III, M.D.

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Office information and hours

VCU Medical Center Ambulatory Care Center
417 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor
Richmond, Va. 23298
For appointments, call (804) 828-7069

Stony Point Orthopaedic Clinic 
9000 Stony Point Parkway 
Richmond, Va. 23235
For appointments, call (804) 828-7069

Neuroscience Orthopaedics and Wellness Center 
11958 West Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233
For appointments, call (804) 360-4669
Website: Neuroscience Orthopaedics and Wellness Center


Dr. Douglas Boardman III specializes in elbow and shoulder reconstruction (including total joint replacement, trauma and post-trauma reconstruction, arthritis, arthroscopy, tendon injuries and sports injuries) and arthroscopic knee surgery.

Board certification and licensure

  • Board certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2002
  • Virginia license

Educational background

  • Fellowship: Shoulder and elbow reconstruction, Mayo Clinic
  • Residency: University of Pittsburgh
  • Medical school: University of Pennsylvania (Alpha Omega Alpha)
  • Undergraduate study: Harvard College (magna cum laude)

Professional affiliations

Dr. Boardman is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, Virginia Orthopaedic Society, Medical Society of Virginia, Richmond Academy of Medicine, Mayo Elbow Club, Richmond Orthopaedic Club, Southern Orthopaedic Association, and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He also is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Professional achievements

Dr. Boardman recently was elected to the Shoulder/Elbow Program Subcommittee of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He serves on the board of directors of the Virginia Orthopaedic Society and is a board representative to the Medical Society of Virginia. In 2004, Boardman was featured in the AcademicKeys Who’s Who in Medical Sciences Education. That same year, he was highlighted by Virginia Health Institute/Virginia Business magazine as one of “Virginia’s Top Doctors.”

Current research

His research focuses on elbow and shoulder trauma and reconstruction.

Recent publications

  • Hsu H-C, Boardman ND III, Luo Z-P, An K-N: Tendon-defect and muscle-unloaded models for relating a rotator cuff tear to glenohumeral instability. J Orthop Res 2000;18(6):952-958.
  • Boardman ND III, Cofield RH, Bengston KA, Little R, Jones MC, Rowland CS: Rehabilitation after total shoulder arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty 2001 Jun;16(4):483-486.
  • Mileti J, Boardman ND III, Sperling JW, Cofield RH, Rorchia ME, O’Driscoll SW, Rowland CS: Radiographic analysis of polyethylene glenoid components using modern cementing techniques. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2004 Sep;13(5):4492-498.
  • Hull JR, Owen JR, Fern SE, Wayne JS, Boardman ND III: Role of the coronoid process in varus osteoarticular stability of the elbow. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2005 Jul:14(4):441-6.

View listing of recent publications on PubMed.