Meet Dr. Paul Kiritsis

Richmond Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Kiritsis looking over x-rays

Dr. Kiritsis, a Richmond native, is a board-certified knee and shoulder specialist. He is the Head Team Physician for the University of Richmond and the Richmond Kickers. He has served as the team physician for a number of athletic teams on the professional, collegiate, and high school levels.  In addition, Dr. Kiritsis holds a subspecialty certification in sports medicine and has extensive experience in the treatment of both athletic and degenerative knee and shoulder disorders. This certification is a testament to his tireless pursuit of excellence in the fields of sports medicine and knee and shoulder surgery.

Dr. Kiritsis has held the position of Assistant Clinical professor at MCV in shoulder surgery. He was one of a small group of surgeons including physicians from the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins to be a part of the initial evaluation team for the Biomet Comprehensive Shoulder Arthroplasty System. In addition, he was an investigator on the IDE study for the NANO stemless humeral implant designed for total shoulder replacement and is a faculty member for the Zimmer Biomet International Surgeon Education Program. These international surgeons will be traveling to St. Francis to observe Dr. Kiritsis while he performs arthroscopic and open knee and shoulder surgeries.  In addition, Dr. Kiritsis has traveled across the country teaching other orthopedic surgeons cutting edge open and arthroscopic techniques for the knee and shoulder.

Dr. Kiritsis is the founder of Sports Medicine Consulting, LLC which primarily focuses on new product development and consulting services.  He provides opinions in malpractice and legal cases in need of an experts opinion.  Dr. Kiritsis holds two orthopedic patents with others pending and is one of the design surgeons for the ALPS Proximal Humeral Plating System, the ALPS Clavicle Plating System and the Zimmer-Biomet subscapularis repair kit.

Dr. Kiritsis has two patents:

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Medical College of Virginia, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Richmond, Virginia
Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program
1994 – 1999

Medical College of Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
General Surgery Internship
1994 – 1995

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, Virginia
1990 – 1994
Medical Doctorate May 1994

University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia
1986 – 1990
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1990

Honors and Awards

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Clinical Honors
Basic Science Honors
Academic Scholarship – AHEPA

University of Richmond
Cum Laude graduate
Dean’s List, Intermediate Honors
Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society, Secretary 1988 – 1990
VA State Golf Association – Academic/Athletic Scholarship
(Awarded to two high school students in Virginia per year.)


Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification
January 2008

American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
Inducted 2005

American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
Board Certified – July 2002
Fellow – 2005

American College of Sports Medicine
2002 – present

Virginia Orthopedic Society
2002 – present

Richmond Orthopedic Club
2000 – present

Team Affiliations

Richmond Kickers Professional Soccer
Team Physician
2001-2006, 2015 – present

University of Richmond
Team Physician

Head Team Physician

2020 – present

Richmond Revolution Professional Football
Team Physician – 2011

Regional Team Physician
Professional Bull Riders Association

Clover Hill High School
Team Physician

LC Bird High School
Team Physician

Richmond Indoor Sports Experience (RISE)
Medical Director 2005-2007

Event Physician
CAA Women’s basketball tournament – 1998
Central Region Wrestling Tournament – 2000, 2001
Professional Mixed Martial Arts – 2006

Oak Hill Academy
Team Physician
Basketball – 1999

UFC Mixed Martial Arts/Event Physician
Sunday Night Fight Night – January 2010

Research and Presentations

Kiritsis PG , Sykes A, Young DC, Intramedullary Fixation of Displaced Middle one-third Clavicle Fractures. Pending publication.

Kiritsis PG , Kline SC, Biomechanical Changes After Carpal Tunnel
Release: A cadaveric model for comparing open, endoscopic and step-
cut lengthening techniques. Journal of Hand Surgery – American
Volume 20(2): 173-180 March 1995

Zhang JY, Shall LM, Kiritsis PG , Wofingbarger L, Varus Tension
Testing of Fixation Devices for Proximal Tibial Osteotomy:
Contemporary Orthopedics 30(6): 471-476, June 1995

Paul G Kiritsis , Varus Tension Testing of Fixation Devices for Proximal Tibial Osteotomy: presented at the Thirteenth Annual Biomedical Engineering Conference, Washington, D.C. 1995

McDowell CL, Kiritsis PG , Wayne JS, A New Model for Cartilage
Regeneration in a Load-Bearing Joint: A histological evaluation of canine
patellar neo-cartilage: Residents Day Presentation – 1997

Kiritsis PG , Loughran TP, The Role of Intraarticular Injections of Synvisc in the treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee-Pending publication

Kiritsis, PG , Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair – A simplified
technique. Mitek/J&J

Paul G Kiritsis , “Rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction” – Healthsouth Sports Medicine 2000

Paul G Kiritsis , “The Treatment of Articular Cartilage Injuries” – Healthsouth Sports Medicine 2000

Paul G Kiritsis, “The Treatment of Common Knee Disorders” – Chippenham Sports Medicine 2000

Paul G Kiritsis, “The Treatment of Articular Cartilage Injuries” – Chippenham Sports Medicine 2000

Paul G Kiritsis, “Evaluation and Treatment of Common Shoulder Disorders – Chippenham Sports Medicine 2001

Paul G Kiritsis, “The treatment of Common Knee and Shoulder Disorders and the Role of Cox – 2 Inhibitors” – Pfizer Lecture Series – 2002-2004

Paul G Kiritsis, “Recent Advances in Knee and Shoulder Surgery” – CJW Day Symposium Feb. 2003

Paul G Kiritsis, “Injury Prevention in the Athlete” – RISE Lecture Series 2005

Paul G Kiritsis, “Proximal Humerus Fractures” – Hand Innovations Lab/Lecture Series Jan. 2005 to January 2006 – 11 lectures/labs for the eastern region

Paul G Kiritsis, “Clavicle Fractures” – MCV Grand Rounds – Spring 2005

Paul G Kiritsis, Southeastern Trauma Symposium – Orlando, Florida – Dec. 2005 Proximal Humerus Fracture Fixation – Lab Presentation/demonstration

Paul G Kiritsis, Mitek Shoulder and Knee Lab – Orlando, Florida – Feb. 2006 – Lab Instructor

Paul G Kiritsis MitekShoulder Arthroscopy Course – Presenter/Lab Instructor Oct. 2006

Paul G. Kiritsis, Recent Advances in Shoulder Surgery, St. Francis Orthopaedic Symposium, Fall 2006

Paul G. Kiritsis, ON-Q National Sales Meeting Speaker –  Continuous Nerve Blocks – The Orthopedic Perspective, January 2008

Paul G. Kiritsis, Virginia Orthopedic Society, Research Presentation, Intramedullary Fixation of Displaced Middle one-third Clavicle Fractures. May 2009.

Paul G. Kiritsis, Multiple lectures to the St Francis Sports Medicine group on knee and shoulder disorders

Team Physician Course – December 2006

Paul G Kiritsis, “Interesting Cases in the knee and shoulder”, presented at the MCV orthopedic alumni meeting.  August 2012

MCV Shoulder Lab, faculty, August 2012

Biomet Shoulder Lab, Instructor, Proximal Humerus Fracture Lecture, St. Louis, MO  May 2013

Orthopedic Trauma Association – Presenter,  October 2016

ALPS Proximal Humeral Plating System

Webinar – Instructor – 2016

ALPS Proximal humeral plating system

Committee’s and Faculty Positions

Assistant Clinical Professor in Shoulder Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical College of Virginia

Chief, Department of Orthopaedics – St. Francis Medical Center 2005-2007, 2009-2011

Rehabilitation Committee – CJW Medical Center – 2004-2006

Medical Executive Committee Member – St. Francis Medical Center, 2005 to present

Credentials Committee Member – St. Francis Medical Center, 2005 to 2008

Surgical Management Committee – St. Francis Medical Center, 2005 to 2008

OR Committee – St. Francis Medical Center, 2005 to 2007

Faculty – New Product Evaluation Team for the Comprehensive Shoulder System, Upper Extremity Division, Biomet

Faculty – Biomet International Surgeon Education Program

Multiple visits to St. Francis from International Surgeons from all over the world

Design Surgeon

ALPS Proximal Humerus Plating System

ALPS Clavicle Plating System