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Dr. Christopher Chihlas joins orthopedic team

Published 06/01/2022

South County Health welcomes Christopher N. Chihlas, MD, FAAOS, FAOFAS of Ortho Rhode Island to its Medical Staff to practice orthopedic surgery.

A board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Chihlas is an expert in operative and non-operative care of orthopedic conditions, injuries, and illness, including orthopedic fragility and osteoporosis, with added specialty in sports medicine of the foot and ankle.

He is an adjunct clinical assistant professor at Boston University School of Medicine and an official team physician for the Providence College Friars. Dr. Chihlas also serves as an NBC Sports Boston TV physician consultant for sports injuries to the Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics.

Dr. Chihlas’s care is focused on being available for patients when they are in need, understanding that all orthopedic issues are urgent to patients striving to return to their lives and activities. Dr. Chihlas prioritizes helping his patients to realistically navigate their conditions and feel better as quickly as possible.

Dr. Chihlas earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He completed a general surgery internship and an orthopedic surgery residency with specialty training in foot and ankle surgery and served as an Orthopedic Chief Resident at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals.

He has practiced orthopedics in Rhode Island since 1997.

Undergraduate: Union College, BS, Biology and Mathematics, Cum Laude 1988
Medical: Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine, MD, 1992
Orthopedic Residency: Medical College of Virginia/VCU Hospitals, Orthopedic Surgery, Foot and Ankle Surgery Specialty, 1993-1997

Professional Associations
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Rhode Island Orthopedic Society
Massachusetts Orthopedic Society


  • Foot and Ankle
  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Ortho Rhode Island
300 Crossings Blvd.
Warwick, RI 02886

Phone: 401-777-7000