Owolabi A. Shonuga M.D. Physician Orthopedic Surgeon - Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery - Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand


Dr. Shonuga believes in individualized patient care, where each patient’s unique condition is treated in a personalized manner.

Dr. Shonuga specializes in Orthopaedic Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery at NoVa Orthopaedic & Spine Care, a division of the Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics in Woodbridge, VA. He obtained his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College and graduated with honors after completing a research fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. As an undergraduate, he attended Rutgers University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science. He completed general surgery internship and orthopaedic residency training at Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. As a chief resident, he was presented with the resident of the year award. After residency, he completed fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Rothman Institute/Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Throughout his training, Dr. Shonuga has published multiple journal articles and book chapters on orthopaedic related conditions.

Areas Of Expertise

Hand & Upper Extremity Injuries

Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Arthritis

Nerve Entrapment Syndromes

Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Nerve & Tendon Repairs

Hand & Wrist Ligament Reconstruction

Hand & Upper Extremity Mass Excision

Arthroscopic Wrist Procedures


Hand Surgery & Upper Extremity Surgery

General Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Degree

Weill Cornell Medical College; New York, NY


Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ


Rothman Institute/Thomas Jefferson University Medical School; Philadelphia, PA

Professional Associations

American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)

American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS)

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Hospital Affiliations

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Affiliated Surgery Centers

Potomac View Surgery Center

Inova Franconia Springfield Surgery Center