Alexander R. Vap, M.D.

Office information and hours

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

Educational Background

  • Undergraduate: Harvard University, Cambridge MA
  • Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem NC
  • Orthopaedic Residency: Duke University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery: Durham NC
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship: The Steadman Philippon Research Institute: Vail CO
  • International Complex Knee Sports Medicine Fellowship: Ulleval Hospital, Oslo Norway


  • Orthopaedic Surgery: Complex Sports Medicine of the knee, shoulder, and hip
    • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
    • Revision Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
    • Posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
    • Multiligament Knee Reconstruction
    • Meniscal repair
    • Patellar Instability
    • Articular cartilage preservation and restoration
    • Femoral and Tibial Osteotomy
    • Hamstring rupture repair
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Rotator cuff tears
    • Longhead of the Biceps tendon pathology
    • Arthritis of the shoulder
    • Sternoclavicular joint instability
    • Acromioclavicular joint reconstruction
    • Multidirectional shoulder instability in the adolescent population
    • Femoral Acetabular Impingement

Board Certification and Licensure

  • Virginia Medical License
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board eligible

Professional affiliations

  • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Piedmont Orthopaedic Society
  • Reviewer for Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery


33rd Annual AGA congress 2016, Basel Switzerland
Vap AR, Katthagen JC, Tahal DS, Horan MP, Millett PJ, Open Subpectoral Tenodesis for Isolated Biceps Reflection Pulley Lesions: Are Outcomes Comparable to Tenodesis for Primary SLAP Tears?. Podium Presentation
Tahal DS, Katthagen JC, Vap AR, Horan MP, Millett PJ. Subpectoral biceps tenodesis for tenosynovitis of the long head of the biceps in active patients <45 years old Biceps Tenodesis for Biceps Tenosynovitis. Podium Presentation

ISHA Annual Scientific Meeting 2016, San Francisco CA
VAP AR, Mitchell JJ, Briggs K, McNamara S, Philippon MJ Outcomes of Arthroscopic Management of Trochanteric Bursitis In Patients With Femoroacetabular Impingement: A Matched Cohort Study. Podium Presentation

AOSSM Specialty Day meeting 2017, San Diego CA
VAP AR, Schon JM, Moatshe G, Cruz RS, Dornan GJ, Brady AW, Turnbull TL, LaPrade RF, Internal and External Rotation Stabilizers of the Knee with Intact Cruciate and Collateral Ligaments: A Biomechanical Study. Podium Presentation


Technique Papers:
PW Joyner, AR Vap, S Orr, RD Fitch. A Novel Technique for Correcting a Flexible Internal Rotation Deformity Following Talectomy. (Tech Orthop 2014)

Mitchell JJ, Chahla J, Dean CS, Menge TJ, Vap AR, Cram TR, LaPrade RF. Posterior Wall Blowout during ACL Reconstruction: Suspensory Cortical Fixation with a Screw and Washer Post (Arthroscopy Tech)

Mitchell JJ, Chahla J, Vap AR, Menge TJ, Soares E, Frank JM, Dean CS, Philippon MJ Endoscopic Trochanteric Bursectomy and Iliotibial Band Release for Persistent Trochanteric Bursitis (Arthroscopy Tech)

Chahla J, Moatshe G, Vap AR, Ferrari MB, Sanchez G, Mitchel JJ, LaPrade RL, Repair of Proximal Hamstrin Tears: A Surgical Technique (Arthroscopy Tech)

Peer Reviewed:
Ledford CK, Vap AR, Bolognesi MP, Wellman SS. Total Hip Arthroplasty in very young bone marrow transplant patients. Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 2015

Queen RM, Vap A, Moorman CT, Garrett WE jr, Butler RJ. Gender Differences in Plantar Loading During an Unanticipated Side Cut on FieldTurf. Clin J Sport Med. 2015

Schmitt D, Vap A, Queen RM. Effect of end-stage hip,knee, and ankle osteoarthritis on walking mechanics. Gait Posture 2015

Book Chapters:
Ledford C, Vap A, Bolognesi M: Customized Total Knee Replacements: Simple Fad or New Standard of Care World Clinics in Orthopaedics: Contemporary Controversies in Adult Reconstruction.

Bolognesi M, Vap AR: Total Hip Arthroplasty in the Obese Patient: Advanced Reconstruction: Hip

Mitchell JJ, Vap AR. Arthroscopic Trochanteric Bursectomy. In Chala J, Mitchell JJ, Pascual-Garrido C, Philippon MJ (eds): Hip Arthroscopy: Basic Strategies to Advanced Techniques

Pending Publications

Tahal DS, Katthagen JC, Vap AR, Horan MP, Millett PJ. Subpectoral biceps tenodesis for tenosynovitis of the long head of the biceps in active patients <45 years old Biceps Tenodesis for Biceps Tenosynovitis. Arthroscopy accepted for publication

Althetic Team Coverage

U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Physician: 2015 –

Duke University Athletic Department: Durham NC

  • Men’s Basketball: 2013-2015
  • Football: 2013-2014
  • Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse: 2011-2013
  • Men’s Soccer: 2011-2013
  • Women’s Field Hockey: 2011-2012
  • Women’s Basketball: 2012-2013


North Carolina Central University Athletic Department: Durham NC

  • Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball: 2011-2013