Curriculum Vitae

Personal Data

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

Education

Undergraduate

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

1992 – 1996
The University of Texas Medical School, San Antonio, TX
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

Post Graduate

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

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

Certifications

2004 – 2024
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

2005 – 2025
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand August, 2005 to 2025

Current Status

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon July, 2004 to 2024

Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand August, 2005 to 2024

June 4, 2018 to Present
Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Memorial City/Spring Valley
9090 Katy Freeway, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77024

Academic:
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery,
Weill Cornell Medical College
July 1, 2013 to present

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery,
Houston Methodist Institute for Academic Medicine
July 1, 2018 to present

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

January 1, 2016 – June 1, 2018
UT Physicians / Memorial City Ironman Sports Medicine Institute
929-B N. Gessner Road, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77024

UT Physicians / Ironman Sports Medicine Institute
Texas Medical Center location
6400 Fannin St., Suite 1620
Houston, TX 77030

August 1, 2010 to December 31, 2015
Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Texas Medical Center, Smith Tower
6550 Fannin, suite 2600
Houston, TX 77030

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

Academic:
Clinical Assistant Professor,
Baylor College of Medicine
July 1, 2002 to December, 2015

Assistant Professor for Orthopaedic Surgery
UT Health / McGovern Medical School
January 2016 to June 1, 2018

Hospital Affiliations

  • Houston Methodist West Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Hospital – Texas Medical Center
  • Weslayan Surgery Center
  • Memorial Houston Surgery Center

Positions

  • Member Medical Records Committee MWH, 2011 through 2015
  • 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 2010
  • 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

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

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. J Hand Surg. 2000; 25A:529-534.

Jafarnia K, Sullivan MJ, Hildreth DH. Hereditary Neuropathy with Liability to Pressure Palsies: A Case Report. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 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 Surg Update 3. 2003(6):83-95.

Collins E, Hildreth D, 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. Ununited Diaphyseal Forearm Fractures With Segmental Defects: Plate Fixation and Autogenous Cancellous Bone-Grafting. J Bone Joint Surg 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.

Schupp CM, Rand SE, Hanson TW, Lee BM, Jafarnia K, Jia Y, Moseley JB, Seaberg JP, Seelhoefer GM. Sideline management of joint dislocations. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2016 May-June;15(3):140-53.

Bernstein D; Sochaki KR, Jafarnia K. Sterile Abscess with Subsequent Iatrogenic Draining Sinus Tract Formation Three Years after FiberWire® and Endobutton Distal Biceps Brachii Tendon Repair. JBJS Case Connector. 2017, April-June 7(2):e32.

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 (ASSH), 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 (ASSH), 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 (AAOS), San Francisco, March 2004.

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

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

Jafarnia K, Hannahs G, Ortiz A. Forearm Injury-Gymnastics. American College of Sports Medicine 52nd Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, June1-4 2005.

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

Other Invited Presentations:

Wrist Fractures. Texas Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, May 23 – 24, 2008.

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

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

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

Hand, Wrist, & Elbow Conditions Affecting Active Families. Orthopedics for the Primary Care Physician, Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas, August 28-29, 2015.

Upper Extremity Orthopaedic Sports Injuries. UT Health McGovern Medical School & IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute, 15th Annual Sports Medicine Update, June 13, 2016.

Hand Injuries and Treatments. Phillips 66 Health Professionals’ Conference, Houston, Texas, May 2, 2018.

Research In Progress

Gale AL, Burn MB, Liberman SR, Jafarnia K. Accuracy of Thumb Carpo-Metacarpal Joint Injection Based on Clinical Experience
• Grant application submitted

Gale AL, Burn MB, Jafarnia K, Liberman SR. Proximal Row Carpectomy versus Four Corner Arthrodesis: Evaluation of Dynamic Force Distribution at the Radiocarpal Joint
• Grant application submitted

Post Graduate Studies

AO/ASIF (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen / Association of the Study of Internal Fixation) Basic Course, Madison, Wisconsin, 1997.

Advances in External Fixation, Cancun, Mexico, 1998.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (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 f the Hand (ASSH), 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 (ASSH), 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 (AAOS), 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 (ASSH), 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 , Arizona, 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 (TOA) 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 (TMLT) 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 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 Hours.

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 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.

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

The 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 Medical 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 Medical Center: Ethics: Disruptive Behavior in Physicians, 1 AMA/PRA category 1 credit.

Houston Northwest Medical Center: 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.

Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, Bioethics Grand Rounds – Organ Transplantation Emerging Controversies. 1 hour AMA PRA Cat 1 credit.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand, September 2011, 66th ASSH Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV 21 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 9-11, 2012, 10 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Specialty Day, San Francisco, CA, February 11, 2012, 8.75 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

Texas Orthopaedic Association, Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, April 12-14, 2012, 5.5 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

ASSH 2012 Self-Assessment Examination, Completed June 11, 2012, 20 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

ASSH 2012 Comprehensive Review in Hand and Upper Extremity. Chicago, IL July December 15, 2012. 31.75 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

Bioethics Grand Rounds CME: “Why the top 5 List? Ethical cost containment.” Houston Methodist Hospital, Feb 20, 2013, 1 hour cat 1.

ASSH 2013 Self-Assessment Examination, Completed June 19, 2013, 20 Category I AMA/PRA Hours (.25 point safety credits).

American Society for Surgery of the Hand, October 2, 2013, 68th ASSH Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA 22.5 Category I AMA/PRA Hours (.50 point safety credits).

Houston Methodist Hospital, ICD-10 Education, March 26, 2014, Houston, TX (Willowbrook), 1.25 AMA PRA category 1 credit.

The Harvard Medical School, May 29- June 1, 2014, Jesse B. Jupiter International Hand Forum, Boston, MA, 14.0 AMA PRA Cat 1 credits.

ASSH 2014 Self-Assessment Examination, Completed June 22, 2014, 20 Category I AMA/PRA Hours (2.0 are patient safety credits)

American Society for Surgery of the Hand, September 17-20, 2015, 69th ASSH Annual Meeting, Boston, MA 26.5 Category I AMA/PRA Hours (.25 point safety credits).

ASSH 2015 Self-Assessment Examination, Completed July 27, 2015, 20 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

Orthopedics for the Primary care physician; Houston, TX; August 28-29, 2015; 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand, September 8-10, 2015, 70th ASSH Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA 26.25 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

Facilitation Family Meetings in the ICUs; Communicating Well and Not-so-well; Dr. C.R. Bruce, JD; November 18, 2015; Ethics CME 1 hour cat 1 AMA/PRA.

Domestic Violence: Ask!;TMA sponsored CME; December 14, 2015; 1 AMA PRA Cat 1 credit-Ethics.

Epic: Medical specialties; Houston Methodist; May 3, 2016, 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

ASSH 2016 Self-Assessment Examination, Completed July 31, 2016, 20 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand, September 27- October 1, 2016, 71th ASSH Annual Meeting, Austin, TX 22.5 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

ASSH 2017 Self-Assessment Examination, Completed July 31, 2017, 20 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand, September 5-9, 2017, 72nd ASSH Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA 23.0 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

Self-Care for Physicians. TMA-sponsored CME; October 17, 2017; 2 AMA PRA Category 1 credits – Ethics.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. 2017 Houston Orthopaedic Trauma Symposium, November 17-18, 2017, 12 Category 1 AMA/PRA Hours.

Houston Methodist Orthopedic Surgery Third Annual Hugh S. Tullos, MD Resident and Fellow Research Symposium; Houston, Tx; 06/21/2018; 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

ASSH 2018 Self-Assessment Examination, Completed July 31, 2018, 20 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand, September 11-15, 2018, 73rd ASSH Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 22.0 Category I AMA/PRA Hours.

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