John Blank MD


Medical School
George Washington University School of Medicine


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Tufts University School of Medicine

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery







  • Orthopedic Surgery


Dr. John E. Blank specializes in surgery of the elbow, wrist and hand. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he graduated cum laude. He served his internship and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was then awarded a fellowship for Hand and Elbow Surgery in Boston at Tufts University School of Medicine. In addition to being certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Blank also holds the Certificate for Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand. 

Dr. Blank and his medical staff treat adult and pediatric patients with musculoskeletal conditions and injuries of the hand, wrist, and elbow. Many patients benefit from conservative treatments, including medication, splinting, physical therapy and/or injections, arthroscopy and microsurgery; he performed over 1,000 procedures in the last two years. 

Dr. Blank is well respected in the medical community and holds the honor of being named one of Richmond magazine’s “Top Docs” in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015. He enjoys teaching and is an upper extremity/hand anatomy instructor to sports medicine fellows at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia. He is married and has four children. He appreciates running and participates in many half and full marathons.