FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HOUSTON — (January 19, 2016)
HOUSTON – Dr. Korsh Jafarnia, Houston hand and upper extremity specialist, joins the elite team of orthopedic and sports medicine specialists of the UT Physicians group and the Memorial City Ironman Sports Medicine Institute.
While also serving as an assistant professor, Dr. Jafarnia will be instrumental in the expansion of the organization’s hand and upper extremity program. Officially joining the group January 1, 2016, he is now seeing patients at both the Memorial City and Texas Medical Center locations.
Serving as Chief of the Hand Center at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and a faculty member of Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Jafarnia has played an integral role over the past five years charting a successful path for the hand and upper extremity program at Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.
Board certified and fellowship trained, Dr. Jafarnia is one of Houston’s top hand specialists and a nationally recognized Castle Connolly physician. He is sought for his expertise in hand and upper extremity trauma, repetitive stress injuries and conditions and joint degeneration.
Serving as a clinical assistant professor of Baylor College of Medicine for the past 15 years and clinical orthopaedic surgery for Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Jafarnia will now assume an expanded academic role as an assistant professor within UT Health, providing education and training in clinical practice and surgery.
“I am excited about the opportunity to further my academic career, while contributing to the growth, innovative advancements, and scientific contributions of the UT Physicians orthopedic group,” said Dr. Jafarnia. “This new location also brings me closer to home and surrounding community,” he added.
Dr. Jafarnia is annually recognized by some of the medical community’s most prominent listings of top physicians, including Castle Connolly, US News & World Report, Texas Monthly’s Super Doctors, H Texas Top Doctors and Houstonia Top Doctors.
After studying advanced techniques in hand surgery at the French Institute for Hand Surgery and completing a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School, he obtained a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Surgery of the Hand.
At UT Physicians and the Ironman Sports Medicine Institute, Dr. Jafarnia will continue to advance the treatment of hand and upper extremity trauma, as well as common repetitive stress conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, DeQuervain’s Tendonitis, and trigger finger. He is also followed for his innovation in complex joint reconstruction and fracture repair as well as minimally invasive endoscopic, arthroscopic and PRP (platelet rich plasma) procedures and injection therapies – yielding more rapid recovery times.
Learn more about Dr. Jafarnia and the work he is doing in the field of hand and upper extremity care. Call 888.621 HAND (4263) to schedule an appointment or consultation.
Main Contact Address:
UT Physicians / Ironman Sports Medicine Institute – Memorial City:
929B N. Gessner Rd, Suite 100 Houston, Texas 77024
Phone: 713-486-1700 | Fax: 713-467-6775
Texas Medical Center Location:
Medical Center Ironman Sports Medicine Institute – Texas Medical Center
6400 Fannin St.
Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza, 16th Floor
Houston, Texas 77030