Hand & Upper Extremity (Adult and Pediatric)

Meet Dr. Dmochowski




Orthopaedic Surgeon 

Dr. Dmochowski is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with affiliations at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and Sentara-Obici hospitals. His clinical expertise encompasses all areas of the upper extremity, including the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder in both adults and children.

Trained in arthroscopy, minimally-invasive surgical approaches and microvascular surgery, Dr. Dmochowski has a special interest in sports injuries peripheral nerve surgery, arthritis surgery, and shoulder replacements. Dr. Dmochowski earned both his BS and MD degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before completing his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, where he helped care for local high school football teams, the Georgia Tech baseball team, and the Atlanta Braves. He also was a guest lecturer for Georgia State University and was involved in multiple research projects leading to publication.

Following residency, Dr. Dmochowski completed his fellowship training in hand, upper extremity, and microvascular surgery at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, one of the most prestigious programs in the country.

Dr. Dmochowski and his wife Betsy, a physical therapist, have two young daughters and two dogs. In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoys exploring the outdoors, running, and playing basketball, tennis and other sports. He is fluent in English and Polish.

“My mission is to listen closely to my patients, take the time to understand what they’re going through, and hear what their goals are. I want to make a team decision on the best treatment approach, whether surgical or non-surgical, and get them back to the highest possible level of activity.”

Bachelor’s Degree

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S. Applied Sciences-Biomedical Engineering

Medical Degree

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine 


Surgical Internship – University of Colorado at Denver Anschutz Medical Campus

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency – WellStar Atlanta Medical Center

Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship Program – Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center


Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship –  University of New Mexico (2020-21) 


American Society for Surgery of the Hand 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery 

Virginia Orthopaedic Society

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Welcoming New Doctors to SMOC

SMOC is welcoming Dr. Richard Wardell and Dr. Jakub Dmochowski to our practice. Please help us in giving them a warm welcome as they get settled in our clinics. Find more information on each of [...]


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