Dr. Surbhi Panchal is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship trained in Hand & Upper extremity surgery. Specializing in disorders and treatment of the hand, wrist, elbow and arm, she supports a balance of conservative and surgical measures to achieve optimal results for each patient. “Achieving this balance means a unique discussion and treatment plan for each patient to ensure the best possible outcome,” she notes.
In 2013, after completing hand and upper extremity fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth Medical Center, Dr. Panchal began her private practice. She is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the Ruth Jackson Society and the American Association for Hand Surgery.
Dr. Panchal has conducted research on surgical outcomes of upper extremity patients, has been published in orthopedic peer-reviewed journals, and authored several chapters in medical texts on elbow and hand surgery. During her residency, Dr. Panchal participated in a mission to the Dominican Republic to provide surgical care to local communities lacking access to general orthopedics and specialized upper extremity care.
Additional Areas of Expertise
Hand & Wrist Surgery
Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)
Philosophy of Care
For each patient, I discuss their options and create a unique treatment plan that supports a balance of conservative and surgical measures to achieve optimal results.
Affiliations and Associations
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Ruth Jackson Society
American Medical Women’s Association
Biomedical Engineering Society
School of Medicine class of 2006 class officer (Treasurer)
Society of Women Engineers
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Hand & Upper Extremity
Union Memorial Hospital
University of Maryland
Research and Publications
Panchal,S.; Murthi,A.M. External fixators for management of elbow instability. In Levine,W.N.; Ahmad,C.S.; Cadet,E.R.(editors). Current Management of Shoulder and Elbow Trauma. London: JP Medical Publishers; submitted.
Panchal, S.; Murthi, A.M. “Medial epicondylitis” American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Curriculum for Elbow Disorders.
Potlog-Nahari C, Panchal S, Nilson MK, Reynolds JC, Koziol JC, Stratton P, Hearns-Stokes RM, Nieman LK.. Bone mineral density and endometriosis. J Bone Miner Res, 2004.
Ziats N.P., Panchal S., Coyle C., Meilander N.J., McCrae K., Bellamkonda R.V. Slow release of high molecular weight kininogen inhibits angiogenesis in vivo and in vitro., Microvasc. Res. 2005
American Orthopaedic Association Resident Leadership Forum 2010
Alpha Omega Alpha, Medial Honorary Academic Society
Placed in Michelson-Morley Research Competition in Biological Sciences
Dean’s High Honors
Gamma Sigma Alpha, Greek Honorary Academic Society
Order of Omega, Greek Honorary Leadership Society
Golden Key National Honor Society
Chief resident during orthopaedic surgery residency at Union Memorial Hospital
University of Maryland School of Medicine Class of 2006 Class officer (Treasurer)
Coordinator of the student advisory group to Dr. Jarrell, Vice Dean and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Sports Medicine Interest Group: President
Alpha Phi: Vice President of Programming
Panhellenic Council: Vice President of Communications