Joy V. Sharma, M.D., M.S.

  • Undergraduate: College of William & Mary

  • Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

  • Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic


Dr. Joy V. Sharma is a part of a team of hand, wrist, and elbow specialists at Advanced Orthopaedics. He strongly emphasizes the importance of partnering with his patients in tailoring and individualizing treatment plans which may or may not involve surgery. Dr. Sharma trained at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic and utilizes the latest diagnostic and orthopaedic techniques in hand surgery.


Dr. Sharma grew up in Northern Virginia, where he enjoyed participating in athletic activities. In turn, he developed a keen interest in kinesiology, which is the scientific study of human movement. He went on to graduate with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in kinesiology and biology at the College of William and Mary. He then moved to Richmond to continue his education and received a Masters in Human Physiology and his Medical and Orthopaedic Surgery training from the Medical College of Virginia.  During his training, Dr. Sharma was a student instructor in physiology and developed a deep interest in learning about the upper arm. This early interest led him to an advanced orthopaedic fellowship in the hand and upper extremity at the Cleveland Clinic.


Dr. Sharma has been an important member of our team since 2008. Prior to joining our practice, he worked as an instructor at the Synthes Symposium in Cleveland, and as a Senior Lab Specialist, teaching assistant and student instructor at MCV. Dr. Sharma also volunteers and is a consultant at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and he still enjoys teaching orthopaedic residents in hand and upper extremity surgery.

Awards and Publication

Dr. Sharma continues to have a deep interest in learning and education. He is active in research and has published original papers in hand surgery as well as presented at national meetings for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and American Association of Hand Surgery.

He has earned a number of prestigious awards and scholarships, which are detailed in his curriculum vitae.