Dr. Matthew Buchanan

Dr. Matthew Buchanan MD

Foot & Ankle Specialist

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Matthew M. Buchanan, MD is a board certified, fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in the foot and ankle. Dr. Buchanan joined the practice from Vail, Colorado where he was Chief of Surgery at St. Anthony’s Summit Medical Center. He is on staff at Virginia Hospital Center and Inova Fairfax, Alexandria and Fair Oaks. In addition, he works at Inova Woodburn Surgery Center and Mass Avenue Surgery Center and serves as an orthopaedic consultant to the Virginia Hospital Center Wound Healing Center.

Dr. Buchanan is an active teacher and lecturer to both Georgetown University and Combined Army and Navy Orthopaedic Residency Programs. He has authored multiple book chapters on foot and ankle topics including Pes Planus (flatfoot), Ankle Arthroscopy (minimally invasive ankle surgery) and Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus (ankle cartilage defects). His research papers have been published in leading medical journals and have analyzed the optimum technique to treat traumatic foot injuries and the effects of smoking on bone fusion.

Current clinical interests include minimizing the recovery time associated with foot and ankle surgery, bunions/hammertoes and arthritis/joint regeneration. He is one of a select group of Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons who have received certification to perform all four Total Ankle Replacements currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Buchanan grew up in St. Louis Missouri and received his B.S. at Duke University. He attended medical school at Ohio State University receiving dual honors in Orthopaedic and General Surgery. He received the Department of Surgery Jonasson Prize for “Exceptional Performance and Dedication to Surgery.” Dr. Buchanan served as Chief Resident at West Virginia University’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery prior to his prestigious fellowship at the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center in Columbus, Ohio. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.

An active sports enthusiast, Dr. Buchanan understands a patient’s desire for a quick recovery. He organized and completed a 3300-mile self-supported cross-country bicycle ride from Jacksonville, FL to San Diego, CA to support Children’s Miracle Network.

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