About Dr. Youssra Marjoua

Early Beginnings


Youssra Marjoua, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow.  Born in Tunisia, she immigrated to the U.S. with her family at the age of eleven.  Dr. Marjoua completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California Berkeley and graduated Magnum Cum Lade. While at Berkeley, she was an integral contributor to an integrative biology research lab and was also a member of the women’s varsity volleyball team.



Dr. Marjoua then earned her medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine. During medical school, she also obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.  She then applied her graduate studies to contribute as a Health Policy Fellow in the office of a U.S. Senator and improve the supply chain platform for international orthopedic care in resource-poor settings.

Love of Orthopedic Surgery


Dr. Marjoua then returned to complete her medical studies and pursue her love of orthopedic surgery as a resident at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Program.  While at Harvard, she served as a chief resident and was co-editor in chief of the Orthopedic Journal at Harvard Medical School.  As a chief resident, she further pursued her interest in health policy as a Washington Health Policy Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. She was granted the William H. Thomas Award as the resident that best exemplified excellence in orthopedics, devotion to patient care, collegiality, and teamwork.  Dr. Marjoua then completed an upper extremity and microsurgery fellowship at the prestigious Curtis National Hand Center.

Medical Career


Throughout her medical career, Dr. Marjoua has been committed to volunteering as an orthopedic surgeon to deliver humanitarian orthopedic care in international resource-poor settings, including the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Haiti, Ecuador, Zambia, and The West Bank. Her international efforts also include her role as the Director of Global Medicine at OXOS Micro C Imaging, a company developing a portable hand-held x-ray device.  She has contributed to numerous orthopedic research publications and is an active lecturer.  She initially spent several years in private practice in Portland, ME, and most recently joined the team of excellent surgeons at Greater Chesapeake Hand to Shoulder and the Curtis National Hand Center.  She looks forward to providing continued exceptional care to her patients and to training the next generation of hand surgeons.