Areas of Expertise:
- Orthopaedic Surgery/Medicine
- Arthroscopic Surgery
- Sports Medicine
- Fracture Care
- Total Joint Replacement
- Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
- Shoulder Surgery
- Knee Surgery
- Spine Surgery
- Foot and Ankle Surgery
- Trauma Care
- Pain Management
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
• Total Joint • Spine
- Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
- Pediatric and Adolescents
Commonwealth Orthopaedics' physicians practice at the following hospitals across Northern Virginia;
The AAAHC Accreditation of our Outpatient Surgery CentersThe Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care - also known as AAAHC or the Accreditation Association - is a private, non-profit organization formed to assist ambulatory health care organizations improve the quality of care provided to patients. The accreditation survey is a voluntary process through which an organization is able to measure the quality of its services and performance against nationally recognized standards. The accreditation process involves self-assessment by the organization, as well as a thorough review by the Accreditation Association's expert surveyors, who themselves have extensive experience in the ambulatory health care environment.
About Commonwealth Orthopaedics
Commonwealth Orthopaedics, established in 1994, is an orthopaedic surgery group practice with 35 orthopaedists, one physiatrist, two anesthesiologists and 10 office locations across Northern Virginia, including seven physical therapy facilities and an outpatient surgery center.
1994: Commonwealth Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, P.C., was established with the merger of a four-physician group in Herndon and a four-physician group in Reston.
1996: Commonwealth merged with several physicians in Arlington and Vienna.
1997: Commonwealth merged with an orthopaedic hand surgeon and established its Annandale and Leesburg offices.
1998: Commonwealth opened its first physical therapy facility in its Arlington office.
1999: Commonwealth opened its first Joint Commission-accredited outpatient surgery center in its Herndon location, and hired its first anesthesiologist.
- Through mergers, Commonwealth established a second office in Annandale, as well as offices in Alexandria and Springfield.
- That same year, Joint Commission awarded Commonwealth a full three-year accreditation.
2000: Two Annandale offices consolidated into a new Fairfax office
2001: A second Joint Commission-accredited outpatient surgical center opened at the Fairfax location.
2002: Joint Commission again awarded Commonwealth a full three-year accreditation.
2003: Commonwealth merged with a physician practice in Burke.
2005: For the third time, Joint Commission awarded Commonwealth full accreditation.
2006: Opened second Alexandria office on Ford Ave.
- Commonwealth established its pain management program
2009: For the fourth time, Joint Commission awarded Commonwealth full accreditation.
- Commonwealth opens an office in Fairfax on the campus of Inova Fair Oaks Hospital.
2011: The outpatient surgery centers were accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care - also known as AAAHC or the Accreditation Association - a private, non-profit organization formed to assist ambulatory health care organizations improve the quality of care provided to patients.
- Commonwealth established electronic medical records for the practice.
2012: Commonwealth opened a new physical therapy clinic on the campus of Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
- Commonwealth and The Washington Redskins formed a four-year partnership as the Official Orthopaedic and Physical Therapy Partner to promote community health and wellness initiatives.
Commonwealth Orthopaedics, an orthopaedic surgery group practice, provides comprehensive, high quality, cost effective care to patients with injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
We act with the best interest of our patients in mind, strive to provide the best medical care available, and treat our patients with respect, compassion, and confidentiality.
We attempt to minimize the inconveniences of treatment to our patients by providing prompt, courteous service. To this end, we offer as part of our practice, outpatient surgery and physical therapy.
We promote quality medical care in the community through participation in hospital medical staff functions, benchmarking with similar organizations and participation with local and national medical societies. We participate with the local medical educational institutions to prepare new healthcare professionals for our community.
We keep the health and well-being of our patients as our top priority.
Board of Directors
The Commonwealth Orthopaedics board of directors is responsible for oversight of the organization’s quality of patient care services, operations, finance, strategic planning and management.
- Mark C. Hartley, MD (Chairman of the Board)
- Gordon L. Avery, MD (President)
- Mark P. Madden, MD (Secretary-Treasurer)
Board of Directors
- Gordon L. Avery, MD
- Mark C. Hartley, MD
- Ben W. Kittredge, IV, MD
- Keith W. Lawhorn, MD
- Mark P. Madden, MD
- B. Thomas Mazahery, MD
- John P. McConnell, MD
- Tushar Ch. Patel, MD
- Bruce S. Zimmer, MD
Please direct all correspondence to board members to:
11240 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030