Alexander Vap, MD

Alexander Vap, MD

Dr. Vap specializes in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine.


Dr. Alex Vap joined the VCU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the fall of 2016 after completing an International Complex Knee Sports Medicine Fellowship at Ulleval Hospital in Oslo, Norway.


Dr. Vap completed his undergraduate education at Harvard University in 2004 where he graduated cum laude with a B.A. in European history. While at Harvard, Alex was a member of the varsity lacrosse team and was voted team captain his senior season. After graduating, he spent the following year at Bryn Mawr College, completing the post-baccalaureate pre-medical program. While waiting to matriculate to medical school, he worked on Orthopaedic Trauma research at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Dr. Vap received his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston Salem, NC, in 2010. He was then accepted to Duke University for his orthopaedic surgery training. During his time at Duke, Dr. Vap provided physician coverage for most of Duke’s varsity athletic teams including the men’s football, basketball, and lacrosse teams. He then completed a fellowship at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO.


Dr. Vap was born in Bethesda, Maryland, and grew up just outside Washington, D.C., the son of an Ear Nose and Throat doctor and the youngest of three children. His interests outside of medicine include lacrosse, ice hockey, skiing, fly-fishing, and distance running.

VCU Neuroscience, Orthopedic and Wellness Center
11958 West Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233
Phone: (804) 360-4669

VCU Sports Medicine Clinic


  • Orthopaedic


  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Meniscus repair
  • Shoulder surgery