Dr. Lucas J. Pavlovich

MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional Experience

1997 - Present Founding Partner Tygart Valley Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
1997 - Present Davis and Elkins College Team Physician, Current Medical Director for Athletic Training
1997 - Present Team Physician at West Virginia Wesleyan College
1997 - Present Team Physician at Alderson Broaddus University
1997 - Present Team Physician for multiple area high schools


1997-Present Davis Memorial Hospital
St. Joseph's Hospital Best Joint Care Hospital in West Virginia (Health Grades 2004-2009)
Chief of Surgery 2000-2001


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery July 16,1999

American Board of orthopedic Surgery Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine

Professional Societies

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery

Arthroscopy Association of North America

American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine

International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine

West Virginia State Orthopedic Society

West Virginia State Medical Association


2004-2009 America's Top Physicians (Consumers' Research Council of America)

Dr. Lucas J. Pavlovich, MD

Dr. Lucas Pavlovich has been providing orthopedic surgery and sports medicine services for over 20 years, with experience caring for athletes at all levels of competition. With a goal of keeping patients active and participating in sports and life, Dr. Pavlovich strives to provide cutting edge surgical and nonsurgical patient care. He has developed working relationships with athletic trainers, physical therapists, physicians, coaches, and others within our region that allow for frequent communication and a team approach to sports medicine patient care.

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Fellowship: 1996-1997 Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Union Memorial Hospital Baltimore, MD Director: Leslie Matthews, MD

Residency: 1992-1996 Orthopedic Surgery University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA Chairman: Gwo Jaw Wang, MD

1990-1992 General Surgery University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA Director: Curt Tribble, MD

Research: 1989-1990 Plastic Surgery Research Fellow University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA Wound and Tissue Healing Lab Advisors: George Rodeheaver, Ph.D. Richard Edlich, MD, Ph.D.

Medical School: 1985-1989 University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA

College: 1981-1985 Allegheny College Meadville, PA Degree: BS Major: Chemistry Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude


Edlich RF, Abidin MR, Becker DG, Pavlovich LJ, Dang MT: Design of hydrotherapy exercise pools, J Emerg Care Rehab, 1989:9(6), 505-509.

Edlich RF, Pavlovich, LJ, TowlerMA, Thacker JG, Rodeheaver GT, New, innovative packaging system for surgical sutures and needles, J Emerg Care, 1993;11(1):61~81.

Towler MA} Tribble CJt Pavlovich LJ, Milam JT, Morgan R, Edlich RF, Biomechanical performance of new vascular sutures and needles for use n PTFE grafts, J Appl Biomater, 1993;4(1);87-95.

Pavlovich, LJ, Cox MJf Thacker JG, Edlich RF: Ease of donning surgical gloves; an important consideration in glove selection. H Emerg Med, 1996,1(1),

Pavlovich LJ, Cox MJ, Rodeheaver GT, Edlich RF: Considerations in the selection of gloves for tape wound closure, J Emerg Med, 1996;1(1).

Pavlovich LJ, Abel MF, Blanco J, Damfano DL: Asymmetric hip deformity and subluxation in cerebral palsy: An analysis of surgical treatment. Dev Med Child Neur, 1996;;38:14-15,

Matthews LS, Pavlovich LJ, Guidice, MA; Arthroscopic Versus Open Distal Clavicle Resection: A Biomechamcal Analysis on a Cadaveric Model, Arthroscopy, 1999; 15:237-240.

Matthews LS, Pavlovich LJ: Anterior and Anterior inferior Shoulder Instability: Diagnosis and Managment.. Disorders of the Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management, eds. lannotti JP, Williams GR; Publisher: Lippincott-Raven(1997).


Asymmetric hip deformity and subluxation in Cerebral Palsy: An analysis of surgical treatment.. Presented in Virginia State Orthopedic Society, Richmond, VA (1996).

Biomechanical evaluation of adequacy of distal clavicle resection in a cadaveric model. Presented AANA annual meeting, San Diego CA (1997).

Anterior Shoulder Instability. Presented at West Virginia State Athletic Trainers Meeting, Buckhartnon, WV (1998).

Complex Shoulder Problems. Presented at West Virginia State Athletic Trainers Meeting. Buckhannon, WV(2008).

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