Ilvy Cotterell, MD

Ilvy Cotterell, MD

Dr. Cotterell specializes in orthopaedic and hand surgery

Dr. Cotterell, MD offers these procedures:

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


The staff is top notch and polite. As a healthcare professional I strive to be as professional as thisteam! Please recognize nurses Diane and Pam, and Dr. Cottrell of course! Leigh Ann D Nov 2018


2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2020 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2020 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award


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

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


De Quervain's Tendonitis

Dr. Ilvy Cotterell discusses De Quervain's Tendonitis with Jessica Noll from CBS6.