George Kartalian, Jr, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon & Foot & Ankle Surgeon located in Reston, VA & Centreville, VA

About Dr. Kartalian

George Kartalian, MD, has been practicing orthopaedic surgery since 1997, specializing in foot, ankle, knee, and lower extremity sports medicine. He currently sees patients at Town Center Orthopaedic Associates in Reston and Centreville, Virginia.

Dr. Kartalian recently relocated to Northern Virginia from Texas, where he served as a team physician for professional hockey and football teams. As a foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Kartalian treats a variety of problems, including flat feet, bunions, ankle sprains, tendonitis, and arthritic conditions. In addition to foot and ankle problems, he treats lower extremity disorders of the knee, hip, and lower leg. 

He specializes in treating and preventing athletic injuries by emphasizing functional training and evaluating gait and shoe wear. When conservative therapies fail to relieve pain, Dr. Kartalian uses the latest surgical techniques, including arthroscopy and minimal incision surgery, to treat the problem.

After graduating from Hamilton College, where he served as Governor of the Pentagon Honor Society, Dr. Kartalian obtained his medical degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo, graduating magna cum laude. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois, for his orthopaedic surgery residency at Northwestern University. After his residency, he completed a foot, ankle, and lower extremity fellowship at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

In addition to his medical commitments, Dr. Kartalian enjoys golfing, biking, playing squash, and spending time with his wife and three children.

  • Education


    Undergraduate Hamilton College

    Medicine:State University of New York at Buffalo

    Orthopaedic surgery residency at Northwestern University

    Lower extremity fellowship at the University of Maryland, Baltimore

    Professional Experience


    Team physician for professional hockey and football teams




    Foot, ankle, knee, and lower extremity sports medicine

    Treating and preventing athletic injuries 

    Surgery for sports injuries


    Years Practicing


    Since 1997 

Testimonials for Dr. Kartalian
  • "Dr. Kartalian, Thank you for being so kind and helpful to me through all of my visits to the office. I appreciate you."



    "Dr. Kartalian, Thank you so much for taking care of me. I really appreciate it, especially on such short notice. I am starting to feel much better and can not wait to get back to school!"



  • "Dr. Kartalian, Thank you so much for taking care of me. While I was a new patient, I felt right at home with you and your staff. You are an excellent doctor – I really appreciated your professionalism, precision, conservatism, bedside manners, and your forthright manner. I never felt as though I was rushed when I came to visit you, and never felt that I had to be guarded as I sought to understand the procedures, prognosis, and rehabilitation. You are the best!"



    "Dr. Kartalian, Thank you so much for your help and for your referring me to an orthopaedic oncologist. It was discovered that I had thyroid cancer which was the reason for the lump in my calf and not a running injury. Thank you for being so brilliant since not many physicians believed or thought it possible that thyroid cancer can migrate to the soft tissue in the leg. I am fully recovered from the cancer. Thank you again!"



  • "Dear Dr. Kartalian, I just wanted to let you know that I followed your advice and did not get a cortisone shot in my heal last year. Last April, I had a lot of foot pain from a plantar fasciitis in my left heel. As a tennis player, I was quite frustrated with the lack of results of physical therapy and not being able to play. I couldn’t even walk long distances. However, I kept up with the exercises recommended by the therapists and after a while was able to play doubles. By July, I was able to play singles. Now I am pretty much pain free, but still do the stretches every morning and after I play. So, thank you. I appreciate your excellent work, and kudos to the physical therapy staff." 




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