Dr. Michael Potter is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic hand surgeon, and provides specialty care of all conditions of the hand and upper extremity, including trauma and problems of the wrist and elbow. As a member of the ValleyOrtho team, he also provides on-call care for lower extremity trauma and general orthopedic issues.
Dr. Potter comes to Valley View most recently from Charlottesville, Va., where he has practiced hand and orthopedic surgery at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital for the last five years. He did fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at Stanford University and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Utah. He graduated with honors from Duke University Medical School and earned a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Princeton University, where he also graduated cum laude.
He was first drawn to orthopedics because of his athletic background and his interest in bones, joints, and caring for active individuals, and he quickly identified the hand subspeciality as his particular calling.