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Matthew M. Buchanan

Orthopedics

Offices

Falls Church 703-584-2040 2922 Telestar Ct. Falls Church, VA 22042 Directions →

Hours

Monday: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Tuesday: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 12:00pm
While our phone lines do not open until 7:30am, our office opens at 7:00am.
Our Physical Therapy department is open from 7:00am – 7:00pm, Monday through Thursday and 7:00am – 3:00pm on Friday.

Insurance Participation

Aetna
Anthem BCBS
Anthem – Healthkeepers HMO
Alliance
Assurant Health
Carefirst PPO & HMO
Carefirst/NCAS
Cigna PPO/HMO
Compass Rose
Coresource
Department of Labor
GEHA
Golden Rule
Great West Cigna
Guardian
Humana
Kaiser
MAMSI
MDIPA
Medicaid (DMAS)
Medicare
NALC
NCAS
NCPPO Platinum
OneNet
OneNet Unicare
Optimum Choice
Tricare Prime
Tricare Standard
UMR
United Healthcare PPO & HMO
Samba

Hospital Affiliations

Virginia Hospital Center
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Inova Woodburn Surgery Center
Fairfax Surgery Center
Piccard Surgery Center

Additional Information

Special interest in Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery, Replacement Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Matthew M. Buchanan, M.D. is a board-certified, fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in the foot and ankle.  

Prior to joining The Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center of Washington, DC, Dr. Buchanan practiced in Vail, Colorado.  He was a member of Vail-Summit Orthopaedics and served as Chief of Surgery at St. Anthony’s Summit Medical Center.  Dr. Buchanan took primary orthopaedic call for the six major ski resorts in Summit and Eagle Counties.  In 2007, he left the mountains of Colorado for the DC area to focus his practice exclusively on the care of the foot and ankle.

Dr. Buchanan is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  In this role, he is an active teacher and lecturer to the Georgetown University Orthopaedic Surgery Residents.  Dr. Buchanan is on staff at Inova Fairfax and Fair Oaks Hospitals as well as Virginia Hospital Center.  He serves as an orthopaedic consultant to the Virginia Hospital Center Wound Healing Center.  In addition, he works at Inova Woodburn Surgery Center, Fairfax Surgery Center and Piccard Surgery Center.

Dedicated to research, Dr. Buchanan 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).  He is the Primary Investigator on an Inova Institutional Review Board-approved study analyzing the best surgical techniques to treat chronic ankle instability (weak ankles).  His research papers have been published in leading medical journals and have evaluated the optimum technique to treat traumatic foot injuries and the effects of smoking on bone fusion. 

Education:

BS: Duke University – Biology; Durham, NC
MD: Ohio State University College of Medicine; Columbus, OH
Resident: West Virginia University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Morgantown, WV
Fellowship: Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center; Columbus, OH

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