Dr. Melissa Ann Yadao, MD

Dr. Melissa Ann Yadao, MD

Dr. Melissa Ann Yadao, MD

Languages: English

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Specialties
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormalities of the arms
  • abnormalities of the legs
  • achilles tendon injuries
  • acl injuries
  • ankle pain
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Procedures I Perform
  • acl repair
  • acromioclavicular joint repair
  • arthroscopy
  • arthroscopy of hip
  • arthroscopy of knee
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About the Provider

Dr. Yadao is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with sports medicine fellowship training. Her practice specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries but also includes general orthopaedics. Her surgical expertise is reconstructive and arthroscopic (minimally-invasive) procedures of the shoulder, knee, elbow and hip.

A native of Alexandria, VA, Dr. Yadao attended St. Agnes School. She graduated from Harvard University in Cambridge, MA where she studied art history and played field hockey. After college, she taught A-level art history and coached various sports at Bryanston Public School in England. Dr. Yadao returned to the US and completed medical school and orthopaedic surgery residency at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) in Richmond, VA. She subsequently completed a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at the Mississippi Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Jackson, Mississippi. She has been in the Washington, DC area since 2003.

Dr. Yadao continues teaching through her busy sports medicine practice. She is the team physician for West Potomac High School, TC Williams High School, Hayfield High School and a consultant for Edison High School. She also joins Dr. Saddler as team physician for the Potomac Nationals baseball team, the minor league A-level affiliate of the Washington Nationals. She gives talks on various orthopaedic topics throughout the community. Dr. Yadao will serve as the president of the Washington Orthopaedic Society in Fall 2009.

Dr. Yadao's approach to patient care is personal, dynamic and interactive. She strives to build a solid relationship with each patient so together they can understand the injuries, explore the treatment options and create a treatment plan that addresses the patient's needs. Dr. Yadao looks forward to caring for your orthopaedic injuries and helping you get back to the activities you enjoy.

Education
  • Fellowship Program: Mississippi Hosp & Rehab Center (2003)
  • Residency Program: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (2002)
  • Residency Program: Medical College of Virginia (2002)
  • Internship Program: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (1998)
  • Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (1997)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Achievements and Associations

  • President of the Washington Orthopaedic Society
  • Team physician for West Potomac H.S.
  • Team physician for TC Williams H.S.
  • Team physician for Hayfield H.S.
  • Consultant for Edison H.S.
  • Team physician for the Potomac Nationals baseball team (minor league A-level affiliate of the Washington Nationals)

Insurance
Practice Locations
Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital