Dr. Kenneth Zaslav honored by peers in Castle Connolly Medical nominations

June 11, 2015 – Dr. Kenneth Zaslav was named as one of the country’s most outstanding physicians on the 2015 Castle Connolly Top Doctors List. Those recognized are nominated by their peers and compiled, vetted and verified by Castle Connolly Medical.


Dr. Zaslav was chosen by other doctors from across the nation for his work in Sports Medicine and Cartilage Repair. Dr Zaslav stated “I am extremely honored to be selected to join this unique group of physicians and surgeons nationally.” Dr Zaslav serves as the President of Advanced Orthopaedics and is also a Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is known internationally for his work in sports medicine, cartilage repair and shoulder surgery.


He has lectured throughout the world and has been a visiting professor in Mexico, China, Chile and Japan. Recently, he was elected as The First Vice President and President Elect of The International Cartilage Repair Society. The society is based in Zurich, Switzerland and made up of scientists and surgeons worldwide who are involved in research on articular cartilage repair and treatment of cartilage injury and osteoarthritis. He also serves on the scientific advisory board of several companies in the United States and Israel and has been the Company Physician of the Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia, for over 20 years. He is Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, and Arthroscopy Association of North America.


Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

The mission of Castle Connolly is to help consumers find the best in healthcare. Founded by a former medical college board chairman and president the company publishes a series of resources offering an annual listing regionally outstanding and nationally outstanding top doctors as nominated by their peers and vetted through an extensive survey process involving hundreds of thousands of physicians, academic medical centers, specialty hospitals and regional and community hospitals all across the nation. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly Guide or online directory. Information about its online nominations process is located at www.castleconnolly.com/nominations

Drs. Herring and Reece recently spoke at Richmond Endurance Symposium

Dr. Marion Herring & Dr. Steven Reece presented “Recognizing Swimmer’s Shoulder: Causes, Treatment, & Return to Endurance Sport Following Injury” at the recent Endurance Symposium and Expo.

More than 500 endurance athletes, trainers and coaches attended the symposium at the Westin Hotel in Richmond. Dr. Reece & Dr. Herring followed speaker and Olympic Silver medalist, Michellie Jones to present about causes and treatment for swimmer’s shoulder.

Dr. Reece was previously team physician for the USA Olympic Swim Team during the 2000 Olympic Trials. Dr. Herring is a star tri-athlete in his own right, competing for the USA in Australia and Las Vegas, and who has also qualified for the upcoming Boston Marathon.

Dr. Herring also took this opportunity to introduce a new Phased Return to Endurance Sports program that he developed.

Dr Herring’s handout

Dr. Reece’s presentation

We’re Moving For You!

On December 16th, we moved into our new, 30,000 square foot office, located in a new building across the parking lot from St. Francis Medical Center. 

We are expanding our office space on the St. Francis Campus so we can better serve you as we grow. Our new building has been developed with additional parking located directly behind the building. Our phone and fax numbers have not changed. Our new address will be:
              Advanced Orthopaedics
              13801 St. Francis Boulevard, Suite 200
              Midlothian, VA 23114
              p. (804) 270-1305
              f. (804) 270-9294

Michael Crouch at Advanced Orthopaedics

Olympic-caliber athletes require top-notch medical care, so when 2-time NCAA champion and 6-time All American runner, Michael Crouch requested the assistance of our orthopaedic sports medicine specialist, Dr. Marion Herring, we were more than happy to oblige. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere similar to that of an Olympic Development center, where our team of physicians and therapists work hand-in-hand to develop an athlete specific treatment plan, all while staying in close communication with coaches and sponsors. After evaluations, by Dr. Herring and Dr. Robert Green of Active Chiropractic, Michael was given the opportunity to take advantage of an underwater treadmill through the Greater Richmond Aquatic Partnership, as well as full access to our Physical Therapy gym which now offers anti-gravity training on our AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill.

The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is a training tool tested and utilized by professional athletes and teams across the country. With only a few machines throughout the region, this advanced technology helps to provide a lower-impact, essentially pain-free recovery. Michael trained with Physical Therapist, Megan Presby, on the Alter-G because of it’s unique “un-weighting” effect which allows you to train between 20% up to 100% of your body weight, so you can get moving early without risking harm to a healing injury or surgical procedure. Gait analysis and foot mechanics evaluations are also available with this technology, so you can optimize your running technique and minimize injury. If you are interested in a consultation, please feel free to call us at (804) 497-2583.



AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill




AO 2013 Food Drive

Hunger is an equal-opportunity problem.  It doesn’t limit its impact to one demographic group, one cause, one type of neighborhood, or even a single season.  Supplies and attention to hunger usually decline right after the holidays.  Advanced Orthopaedics, Ortho On-Call and the Sports Performance and Wellness Institute are hosting a food drive for the Central Virginia Food Bank, and we sincerely need everyone’s help!  Food Drop Boxes are located all through out AO, OOC and SPWI locations.  Let’s show our support in the fight against hunger in our local Richmond community by reaching our 1,000 lb. goal.

WHEN:  Friday, February 8th – Friday, March 8th

WHERE:  Advanced Orthopaedics, Ortho On-Call & Sports Performance and Wellness Institute


  • Canned Fruits
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Meats
  • Canned Tuna & Salmon
  • Peanut Butter
  • Hot & Cold Cereals
  • Pasta & Rice
  • Spaghetti Sauce


Dr. Herring – Elite Athlete & Physician

Marion Herring, M.D., is a renowned board-certified orthopaedist in sports medicine at Advanced Orthopaedics in Richmond, Virginia. A competitive age-group runner and triathlete, Dr. “Moose” Herring is the team physician for ZAP Fitness, a Reebok sponsored nonprofit facility that supports post-collegiate distance runners in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, Endorphin Fitness and Central Virginia Endurance.

Dr. Herring brings a unique perspective to sports medicine because he is an avid athlete himself. He competes in triathlons on local and national levels. He won the Virginia Triathlon Series points race for his age group in 2008, placed 4th overall in points in 2012, and placed in the top three overall masters for 2009, 2010, and 2011. He has been named All American by USA Triathlon for 2009, 2010, and 2011. In 2012, Dr. Herring placed in the top five overall in the Bridge to Battleship Iron Distance Race.

Look for Dr. Herring’s articles featured on active.com.

Prevent Running Injuries for Life

5 Phases of Stress Fracture Recovery

How to Execute a Run/Walk Program Properly (co-author, Dr. Robert Green)

Urgent Message to All Advanced Orthopaedic Patients

Dear Patients,

We know that many of you have heard the news regarding the multi-state meningitis outbreak. The CDC has coordinated an investigation of fungal meningitis among patients who received an epidural steroid injection. The investigation has shown that these infected patients received potentially contaminated steroid medication prepared by New England Compounding Center, located in Framingham, Massachusetts.

We want to reassure you that the steroid we utilize in our practice is NOT from a compounding pharmacy. The steroid medication we use is manufactured by a pharmaceutical company, not a compounding pharmacy.

Your safety and the quality of your treatment here at AO is our primary concern. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 804 672 9101 ext. 8000.

The Physicians of Advanced Orthopaedics

3 Advanced Orthopaedics Physicians Named Top Docs

Congratulations to Dr. Zaslav, Dr. Reece & Dr. Herring on their recent nomination for Richmond Top Docs!  More than 3,000 local physicians are asked to vote on who they think is Richmond’s best in many different categories.  Dr. Zaslav & Dr. Herring were honored in the Sports Medicine/Surgery category and Dr. Reece for Sports Medicine.  Although it is wonderful that the Richmond medical community recognizes that our physicians are the best at what they do, the real honor is the continued support from our patients.