Mahidhar M. Durbhakula, MD


Mahidhar M. Durbhakula, MD

A graduate of Northwestern University and Northwestern University Medical School, Dr. Durbhakula completed orthopedic surgery residency training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Dr. Durbhakula then completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery / Cornell University Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Durbhakula is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Durbhakula has received a Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Durbhakula’s areas of expertise include arthroscopic, minimally invasive, reconstructive, and microsurgical treatment of both acute and chronic conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow.


Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery


Dr. M. Durbhakula performs surgery at Suburban Hospital, Suburban Outpatient Surgery Center, Shady Grove Hospital, and Surgery Center of Chevy Chase.

Mahidhar M. Durbhakula, MD

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
BS in Biomedical Engineering


Northwestern University Medical School
Chicago, IL


Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH


Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery



Contact Details

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Surgery Scheduling for Dr. M. Durbhakula: Contact Annie Liu – email or call (240) 482-2402.

Please note, if you have an urgent medical issue or other urgent matter please call the main office at (301) 530-1010. An on-call doctor is available at this number during evenings, weekends and holidays.

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Dr. Mahidhar Durbhakula Testimonial

A short report and note of thanks to you, and to the rest of the OrthoBethesda team, for your excellent repair of my left elbow, which I fractured while out walking in early June. It was a great relief that OrthB triage was able to get me in to see Dr M. Durbhakula when I called the day after the injury and that he was…

- N.G.

Dr. Mahidhar Durbhakula Testimonial

The absolute best there is. I visited Dr. Mahidhar Durbhakula for a routine wrist issue. I was seen at my appointment time, which is an absolute rarity these days. Dr. Durbhakula was calm, patient, reassuring and answered all my questions in a very clear and unambiguous fashion. He very much impressed me with his knowledge and competency. I rarely write doctor reviews but I feel…

- C.D.

Dr. Mahidhar Durbhakula Testimonial

I saw this doctor for a hand injury – I highly highly recommend this doctor. He was very knowledgeable, professional, kind, and listened and offered solutions and options. I came out of my appointment feeling that I had seen the best doctor I could have seen for my hand injury. I would send anyone I know in need of Orth Surgeon for hands to see…

- E.C.

Dr. Mahidhar Durbhakula Testimonial

I’m very pleased with his patience and he has great bedside manners. Very thorough, has patience, listens to you and is great in diagnosing. He doesn’t quit trying to figure out your symptoms even when diagnostic tools don’t show much. He believes in your symptoms you present to him. My family and friends have seen him as well. I recommend for anyone to go to…

- L.M.

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