Dr. Michael Potter

Michael Potter, MD

  • Elbow

  • Fracture Care

  • Hand & Wrist

  • Sports Medicine

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.

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  • Board Certification: Orthopedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certificate: Surgery of the Hand
  • Fellowship: Stanford University, Hand Surgery
  • Residency: University of Utah, Salt Lake City
  • Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham
  • Undergraduate: Princeton University, Princeton

Society Memberships and Leadership Roles

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Association for Hand Surgery

Practice Philosophy

“I try to meet people where they are. I want to help them understand what I can offer to address their needs and reach their goals. My approach is to listen and understand first, and then provide counseling and guidance. The patient and I can decide together how to proceed.”


ValleyOrtho University is a virtual education series presented by the world class surgeons at ValleyOrtho. Our goal is to provide valuable educational opportunities to help our neighbors and community continue to enjoy healthy and active lifestyles.

Watch previous ValleyOrtho University webinars by Dr. Potter by clicking on the videos below.

View the full list of recordings as well as upcoming webinars here: ValleyOrtho University


These Patient Playbooks are custom guides developed by Dr. Potter and his team to provide his patients with evidence based tools to best prepare for and recover from surgery.

Surgical Wrist Fracture Playbook

Non-Surgical Wrist Fracture Playbook