Ilvy Cotterell, M.D.

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Dr. Cotterell specializes in orthopaedic and hand surgery


Dr. Cotterell joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at VCU Medical Center in 2014, and she is also a staff physician at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, VA.


Dr. Cotterell specializes in orthopaedic hand surgery, specifically the management of traumatic and non-traumatic hand, wrist and elbow pathology, including arthroscopy of the wrist and elbow, as well as ultrasound evaluation.


Dr. Cotterell received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, where she was an All-American Field-Hockey player and member of the USA National team. She then went onto medical school at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. She completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. She also completed a fellowship in hand, upper extremity and microsurgery at Duke University Medical Center. She is board eligible for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and licensed by Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Medicine.


Dr. Cotterell lives in Richmond with her husband Adrian and their young son Aedan.


2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2019 Patient Choice Award

VCU Upper Extremity and Peripheral Nerve Center
9000 Stony Point Parkway
Suite 280
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: (804) 628-4206

VCU Medical Center Ambulatory Care Center
417 North 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 828-7069

Ilvy Cotterell, M.D.


  • Hand


  • Arthritis of the hand
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Fracture or dislocation to the hand
  • Laceration to the hand
  • Small joint replacements of the hand
  • Wrist surgery