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Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DATA

Place of Birth: Lewiston, Maine
Date of Birth: May 1, 1969

EDUCATION

Hand Surgery Fellowship: Harvard Medical School,
Boston, MA
2001 - 2002

Orthopaedic Residency: Baylor College of Medicine,
Houston, TX
1996 - 2001

Medical School: The University of Texas Medical School,
San Antonio, Texas
1992 - 1996

College: University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas
1987 - 1991
Degree: B.B.A., High Honors
Major: Business Administration/Pre-med

High School: Memorial High School
Houston, Texas
Graduated 1987

CURRENT STATUS

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon July, 2004 to present
Certified Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand August, 2005 to present

August 1, 2010 to present
Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Houston Methodist Hospital
6550 Fannin, Suite 2600
Houston, TX 77030
And
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
13802 Centerfield Dr, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77070

Assistant Professor for Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College
July 5, 2013 - Present

Clinical Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
July 1, 2002 to Present

Clinical Voluntary Staff
Shriners Hospital For Children
July 2004 to Present

August 12, 2002 to July 31, 2010
KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A.,
17270 Red Oak Drive, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77090
And
18220 Tomball Parkway, Suite 270
Houston, Texas 77070

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Fellowship: Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
Hand Surgery
August 1, 2001 - July 31, 2002

Orthopaedic Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
July 1, 1997 - June 30, 2001

Internship: Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
General Surgery
June 23, 1996 - June 30, 1997

TEXAS STATE LICENSE - K7171

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

August 1, 2010 to present
Methodist Center for Orthopedic Surgery
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
13802 Centerfield Dr, suite 300
Houston, TX 77070

August 12, 2002 to July 31, 2010
KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A.
17270 Red Oak Drive, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77090
And
18220 Tomball Parkway, Suite 270
Houston, Texas 77070

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

Houston Northwest Medical Center
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Shriner's Hospital for Children
Spring Creek Surgery Center

POSITIONS

Member Medical Records Committee MWH, 2011 through present
Chief of Staff Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, 2008 through 2010
Chair of Quality Utilization and Review Committee, 2008 through 2010
Chair of Medical Executive Committe, 2008 through 2010
Member Ethics Committee Houston Northwest Medical Center, January 2003 to Present
Chairman of Surgery Department Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, January 2005 - December 2006
Member - Medical Executive Committee Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital,
January 2005 to present
Member - Medical Executive Committee TOPS Surgical Specialty Hospital,
June 2006 - May, 2009

PRESENTATIONS

Kovach IS, Jafarnia K, Murray RC, DeBowes RM, Athanasiou K:
The Effects of Intra-Articular Corticosteroid Injections on Mechanical Properties Articular Cartilage and Subchondral Bone in Horses. The 37th Annual National Student Research Forum, Galveston, Texas, April 25 - 27, 1996.

Jafarnia K, Bennett JB, Collins ED, Ilahi OA: Reliability and Reproducibility of Lichtman”s Classification for Kienbock's Disorder. The 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Boston, Massachusetts, September 2 -4, 1999

Collins ED, Jafarnia K: Evaluation of Rotational Malalignment for Distal Radius Fractures. The 57th Annual Meeting of The American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Phoenix, Arizona, October 2002.

Ring D, Jafarnia K, Allente C, Jupiter JB: Diaphyseal Nonunion of the Forearm. The 57th Annual Meeting of The American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Phoenix, Arizona, October 2002.

Ring D, Jafarnia K, Allende C, Jupiter JB: Diaphyseal Nonunion of the Forearm. The 71st Annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, March 2004.

Jafarnia K: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Houston Northwest Medical Center Staff Presentation, Houston, Texas January 25, 2005.

Jafarnia K: Update on Distal Radius Fracture Operative Decisions Grand Rounds Presentation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, June 1, 2005.

Jafarnia K, Hannahs G, Ortiz A: Forearm Injury-Gymnastics, American College of Sports Medicine 52nd Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, June 1-4 2005.

Jafarnia K, Rosen A: Common Wrist Problems, Texas Women's University and The American Society of Hand Therapy, Houston, Texas, February 4-5, 2006.

Jafarnia K: Wrist Fractures, Texas Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, May 23 - 24, 2008.

Jafarnia K: Carpal Instability, Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Baylor College of Medicine, February 13, 2009.

Jafarnia K: Carpal Instability, Hand Surgery Meeting, Baylor College of Medicine, February, 2010.

Jafarnia K: Elbow Fractures, American Society of Orthopedic Physician Assistants, Annual meeting with NOAT, Houston, Texas, August 5-7, 2010.

PUBLICATIONS

Collins ED, Jafarnia K, Lichtman DM: Proximal Row Carpectomy. Atlas of the Hand Clinics 1999; 4 (2): 145-161.

Jafarnia K, Bennett JB, Collins ED, Kohl HW, Ilahi OA: Reliability of the Lichtman Classification for Kienböck's Disorder. Journal of Hand Surgery. 2000; 25A: 529-534.

Jafarnia K, Sullivan MJ, Hildreth DH: Hereditary Neuropathy with Liability to Pressure Palsies: A Case Report. Clinical Orthopedics & Related Research. 2001; 385: 253-255.

Jafarnia K, Gabel GT, Morrey BF: Triceps Tendinitis. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. October, 2001; 9 (4): 217-221.

Jafarnia K, Jupiter JB: Distal Radius Fractures: Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Classification. Hand Surgery Update 3, 2003; (6): 83-95.

Collins ED, Hildreth DH, Jafarnia K: A Clinical Study of Extracorporeal Shock Waves (ESW) for Treatment of Chronic Lateral Epicondylitis. Current Orthopaedic Practice, 2011; 22 (2): 185-192.

Ring D, Allende C, Jafarnia K, Allende B, Jupiter J: Nununited Diaphyseal Forearm Fractures With Segmental Defects: Plate Fixation And Autogenous Cancellous Bone-Grafting, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am. 2004; 86-A(11): 2440-2445.

Jafarnia K: Marking Your Site for Surgery. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Correspondence Newsletter, January, 2011; Issue No. 3.

HONORS

Baylor College of Medicine:
Teaching Excellence Award, 1999-2000
Bronze Hammer Award, 2000
Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Award, 2000-2001
University of Texas Health Science Center At San Antonio:
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society, 1995
Bartter Scholarship for Research - NIH funded, 1995
Psychiatry Student of the Year, 1995
Dean's Scholarship & Texas Legislative Merit Scholarship, 1992 - 1996
Medical School Admissions Committee, 1995 -1996
AMSA Malpractice Bowl Founder, 1995 - 1996
University of Texas at Austin:
Student's Association Senator, 1989 - 1990
Student Endowed Lectureship Committee, 1988 - 1989
UT Posse President, 1987 -1989
Zeta Beta Tau, 1987 - 1991

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association (Delegate)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Active Fellow
American Society for Surgery of the Hand Active Fellow
Harris County Medical Society
Texas Orthopaedic Association (Board Member)

POST GRADUATE STUDIES

AO/ASIF Basic Course, Madison, Wisconsin, 1997.

Advances in External Fixation, Cancun, Mexico, 1998.

AAOS Trauma Perspectives for the New Millennium, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1999.

Microvascular Surgery Course, St Joseph Hospital, Houston, Texas, 1999.

American Society For Surgery Of the Hand, 54th Annual Meeting Boston, Massachusetts, September 2-4, 1999 19 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

AO/ASIF Advances in Fracture Management, Davos, Switzerland, 2000.

American Society For Surgery of the Hand, 55th Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, October 5, 2000, 4 Category I AMA/PRA Hours

AO International fellowship, French Institute for Surgery of the Hand with Dr. Philippe Safaar, Paris, France, January, 2001.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 68th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, February 28, 2001 - March 4, 2001, 28 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

American Society For Surgery of the Hand, Specialty Day, San Francisco, California, March 3, 2001, 7.5 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

American Society For Surgery of the Hand, 56th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, October 4-6, 2001, 23 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 69th Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, February 13-17, 2002, 28 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

American Society For Surgery of the Hand, Specialty Day, Dallas, Texas, February 16, 2002, 7.5 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 57th Annual Meeting, Phoenix , Arizonia, October 2002.

Houston Northwest Medical Center, Problems of the Foot And Ankle, Houston, Texas, January 14, 2003, 1 Category I AMA/PRA Hour.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 70th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 5-8, 2003, 28 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

American Society For Surgery of the Hand, Specialty Day, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 8, 2003, 7 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

Joe W. King Orthopedic Institute, Metacarpophalangeal (MCP) Arthroplasty, Houston, Texas, February 15, 2003, 8 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

Texas Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, April 5, 2003, 5 Category I AMA/PRA Hours. One hour Ethics.

St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital Orthopaedic Symposium, Houston, Texas, April 25-26, 2003, 11 Category 1 AMA/PRA Hours.

Baylor College of Medicine, Integration and Medical Ethics, Houston, Texas, June 4, 2003, 1Category I AMA/PRA Hour.

Texas Medical Liability Trust on line training, Fraud and Abuse Prevention: What Physicians Need to Know, June 28, 2003, 4 Category I AMA/PRA Hours Ethics.

Baylor College of Medicine and Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, The Epidemic Within: Addressing Physician Stress and Burnout, Houston, Texas, September 3, 2003, 1 Category I AMA/PRA Hours Ethics.

Texas Medical Association, Impairment Evaluation Under Texas Workers' Compensation 4th Edition, Dallas, Texas, September 12-13, 2003, 18.5 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

Hawaii Consortium for continuing Medical Education, The Treatment of Wrist Injuries, Advanced Surgical Techniques, Koloa, Hawaii, November 7-9, 2003, 18 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 71st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, March 11-14, 2004, 14 Category I AMA/PRA Hrs.

American Society For Surgery of the Hand, Specialty Day, San Francisco, California, 7.5 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 32nd Annual Shriners Pediatric Orthopaedic Lectureship-Contemporary Issues in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Disease, Houston, Texas, April 2, 2004, 4.25 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

Texas Orthopaedic Association, Annual Meeting, Ethics and Law, Austin, Texas, May 14-15, 2004, 6 Category 1 AMA/PRA Hours.

Texas Medical Liability Trust on line training, He's Not My Patient-Is He? Commonly Misunderstood Situations That May Give rise to a Physician's Duty, May 23, 2004, 1 Category I AMA/PRA Hour Ethics.

Texas Medical Liability Trust on line training, Hot Topics in Risk Management, May 23, 2004, 1 Category I AMA/PRA Hour Ethics.

Baylor College of Medicine and Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital 2004 Lecture Series: New Advances in Surgical Treatment of Heart Failure, Houston, Texas, June 2, 2004, 1 Category I AMA/PRA Hour.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand 59th Annual Meeting, New York, New York, September 8-11, 2004, 21.5 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 72nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, February 23-27, 2005, 28 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Specialty Day, February 25, 2005, Washington, DC, 7.5 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Interventional Radiology-Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Houston, Texas, March 2, 2005, 1 Category I AMA/PRA Hour.

33rd Annual Shriner's Pediatric Orthopaedic Lectureship, The University of Texas Health Science Center At Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas, April 8, 2005, 4 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

Houston Orthopaedic Society Monthly meeting, Houston, Texas, April 7, 2005, 1Category I AMA/PRA Hours Ethics.

TMLT on line educational course, On the Lookout: Current Risk Issues and How to Cope, May 14, 2005, 3 Category I AMA/PRA Hours Ethics.

TMLT on line educational course, How to Stay on the Right Side of the Law: Beginning, Maintaining and Ending Physician/Hospital Relationships, May 14, 2005, 3 Category I AMA/PRA Hours Ethics.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Comprehensive review in Hand Surgery, Chicago, Illinois, July 15-17, 2005, 26.5 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

KSF Coding Workshop, Presented By Margie S. Vaught, CPC, CCS-P, PC-H, MCS-P, ACS-OR, Houston, Texas, September 10, 2005, 4 Category 2 AMA/PRA Hours.

Legal Issues in Healthcare, Presented by: Gina Andrews, JD, Richard Cheney, and The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, September 7, 2005, 1 Category I AMA/PRA Hour Ethics.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2006 Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, March 22-26, 2006, 22 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Specialty Day, Chicago, Illinois, March 25, 2006, 7.5 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

Texas Medical Liability Trust Continuing Medical Education, Anatomy of a Complaint, April 12, 2006, 1 Category I AMA/PRA Hours. 1 Hour Ethics

Texas Medial Liability Trust Continuing Medial Education, Practice-Based CME, April 26, 2006, 1 Category I AMA/PRA Hours Ethics.

Texas Medical Association 2006 Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, May 4-6, 2006 16.5 Category I AMA/PRA Hours, 1 Hour Ethics.

Texas Medical Liability Trust Continuing Medical Education, Fraud and Abuse Prevention: What Physicians Need to Know - 2nd Edition, May 25, 2006, 4 Category I AMA/PRA Hours, 1 Hour Ethics.

Texas Medical Liability Trust Continuing Medical Education, TMB Investigations, May 25, 2006, 3 Category I AMA/PRA Hours, 1 Hour Ethics.

TOA Strategic Meeting, Austin, Texas, Aug 4-5, 2006,7.5 Cat I AMA/PRA hrs.

Texas Orthopaedic Association Socioeconomic Summit, Austin, Texas, August 12, 2006, 3 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, September 7-9, 2006, 17.75 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, September 13-16, 2006, 23.5 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

The Methodist Hospital Grand Rounds, Houston, Texas, September 27, 2006, 1 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

TMLT Continuing Education Activity, Double Jeopardy - Problem Patients & Frustrated Physicians, October 5, 2006, 3 Category I AMA/PRA Hours, Ethics.

The University of Virginia Health System, Comprehensive E/M Coding and Documentation, October 31, 2006, 2.5 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2007 Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, February 14-18, 2007, 22 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2007 Specialty Day, san Diego, California, February 17, 2007, 7.5 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, 2007 Orthopaedic symposium, Houston, Texas, April 20-21, 2007, 11 Category I AMA/PRA Hours, (2 Hours Ethics).

Texas Medical Association, Tex Med, Occupational Medicine, Austin, Texas, April 28, 2007, 6.25 Category I AMA/PRA Hours, (2 hours Ethics)

TOA Meeting, Austin, Texas, May 11-12, 2007, 11 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

TMA and Houston Northwest Medical Center, Disruptive behavior in Physicians, Houston, Texas, May 21, 2007, 1 Category I AMA/PRA Hour Ethics.

The Methodist Hospital Grand Rounds, Houston, Texas, June 6, 2007, 1 Category I AMA/PRA Hour.

TMLT Medical Education Activity, Terminating A Patient Relationship 2007 Risk, July 19, 2007, 1 Category I AMA/PRA Hour Ethics.

American Society of Surgery of the Hand, 2007 Self-Assessment Examination, July 27, 2007, 20 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

TMLT Educational Activity, Electronic Medical Record: The Link to a Better Future, August 3, 2007, 3 Category I AMA/PRA Hours Ethics.

TMLT Medical Education Activity, Avoiding the Courthouse; 10 Practice Pitfalls 2007, August 16, 2007, 1 Category IAMA/PRA Hours Ethics.

KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A. Coding Workshop, September 7-8, 2007, Houston, Texas, September 7-8, 2007, 6 Category II AMA/PRA Hours.

TMLT Medical Education Activity, Pay for Performance Risk Management Audio Seminar, October 18, 2007, 1 Category I AMA/PRA Hours Ethics.

TMLT Medical Education Activity, Conflict Resolution In the Office Audio Seminar, November 15, 2007, 1 Category I AMA/PRA Hours Ethics.

TMLT Educational Activity, Defensive Documentation, March 27, 2008, 1 Category I AMA/PRA Hours Ethics.

Texas Orthopaedic Association, Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, May 22 - 24, 2008, 8 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

ASSH 2008 Self-Assessment Examination, Completed June, 2008, 20 Category I AMA/PRA Hours

TMLT Medical Education Activity, Health Care Rock N' Roll: Medicine in Transition, October 23, 2008, 3 Category I AMA/PRA Hours Ethics.

TMLT Medical Education Activity, The Diversion Dilemma: Identifying and Preventing Prescription Drug Diversion, October 23, 2008, 3 Category I AMA/PRA Hours Ethics.

Episcopal Diocese of Texas, Safeguarding God's Children, Houston, Texas, December 2, 2008, 3 Hours Training.

TMLT Medical Education Activity, Understanding the Texas Medical Board: A Resource for Physicians, February 8, 2009, 3 Category I AMA/PRA Hours

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 25-28, 2009, 27 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Specialty Day, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 28, 2009, 8.5 Category I AMA/PRA Hours

TMLT Educational Activity, Patient Advocacy: Recognize and Respond, June 18, 2009,1 Category I AMA/PRA Hour

TMLT Educational Activity, Case Closed: Vol. 3, June 22, 2009, 4 Category I AMA/PRA Hours

TMLT Educational Activity, Managing Risks in Medical Practice: Legal Update, September 22, 2009, # AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

ASSH 2009 Self-Assessment Examination, Completed July 31, 2009, 20 Category I AMA/PRA Hours

Texas Orthopaedic Association, Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas,April 24-25, 2009,15.25 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

Houston Northwest Med Ctr: Ethics: Disruptive Behavior in Physicians, 1 AMA/PRA category 1 credit

Houston Northwest Med Ctr: Ethics: Organ & Tissue Donation, 1 AMA/PRA category 1 credit

TMF Health Quality Institute, RACs-What are they up to now?, August 17, 2009, 1 Category I AMA/PRA Hour

TMLT Educational Activity, In the office? Risk management for office-based procedures, August 21, 2009, 1 Category I AMA/PRA Hour

American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2009 ASSH/ASHT Combined Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, September 2-5, 2009, 25.75 Category I AMA/PRA Hours

TMLT Educational Activity, 10 Things That Get Physicians Sued, September 11, 2009,3 Category I AMA/PRA Hours

TMLT Educational Activity, Risk Management for Physicians with Limited Patient Contact: Diagnostic Radiology and Anatomic Pathology, February 25, 2010, 1 Category IAMA/PRA Hour

ASSH 2010 Self-Assessment Examination, Completed June 11, 2010, 20 Category I AMA/PRA Hours

American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2010 65th ASSH Annual Meeting,Boston, MA, 32.5 Category I AMA/PRA Hours

Texas Orthopaedic Association, Annual Meeting, Grapevine, Texas,April 22-24, 2010,8 Category I AMA/PRA Hours (including 1 Ethics Hour).

ASSH 2011 Self-Assessment Examination, Completed June 10, 2011, 20 Category I AMA/PRA Hours