Selected as one of the Best Doctors in America, 2008, by Harvard University School of Medicine.
Voted a "Top Doctor" by Northern Virginia Magazine 2011, 2012 & 2013; Washingtonian Magazine 2005, 2008 and 2010; and by Washington Consumers’ Checkbook Magazine 2007
- BA, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York
- MD, The State University of New York at Buffalo, College of Medicine
Internship & Residency
- Orthopaedic Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Arlington County Medical Society
- Medical Society of Virginia
- Virginia Orthopaedic Society
- Eastern Orthopaedic Society
Areas of Specialization:
- Sports Medicine
- Total Joint Replacement
- General Orthopaedics
- Children and Adolescents
Gordon L. Avery, MD
Dr. Gordon Avery earned his undergraduate degree from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, before going on to receive his medical degree from The University of New York at Buffalo, College of Medicine. He then moved to Washington, DC, and completed his internship and orthopaedic residency at Georgetown University Medical Center where he concluded his formal medical training as Chief Resident.
Dr. Avery has been practicing orthopaedic surgery in Northern Virginia for more than twenty-five years. As a general orthopaedist, he has special interests in sports medicine and joint replacement.
Dr Avery is active in a number of medical societies and professional leadership roles. He is presently serving as Chairman of the Orthopaedic Department at the Virginia Hospital Center, and he is the former Chief of Orthopaedics at Northern Virginia Doctor’s Hospital. He is past President of the Arlington County Medical Society and has served as the Vice Counselor and Delegate from the 10th District to the Medical Society of Virginia. Dr. Avery participates in academia as well, serving as a member of the teaching faculty at Georgetown University Medical School where he participates in student and resident education. Additionally, he is involved in sports medicine having served as team orthopaedic surgeon for the Washington Redskins from 1995-2000 and as a team physician for Northern Virginia High Schools for over twenty years.
Dr. Avery and his wife, Suzanne, reside in McLean, Virginia, and they have three children—two sons and a daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, fishing, sailing and scuba diving.
"I've been using this doctor for awhile. He's highly competent. He is no nonsense. He's just a good man. He's honest and straightforward."
Paul, Alexandria Angie's List Review
"Just had shoulder surgery last week. Dr. Avery is great and my entire experience was positive. There's a reason Commonwealth is the team orthopedic surgeons for the Washington Redskins. The office is busy but it's because these are the top doctors in the area."
Tysons Corner Office
1635 N. George Mason Dr
Arlington, Virginia 22205
8320 Old Courthouse Road
Vienna, Virginia 22182