Houston Hand & Upper Extremity Specialist Korsh Jafarnia, M.D., Receives Weill Cornell Academic Appointment

Oct 31, 2013, 12:21 ET from Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Dr. Jafarnia Joins the Faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College as Assistant Professor for Clinical Orthopedic Surgery - Helps Shape the Next Generation of Medical Specialists

HOUSTON, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Korsh Jafarnia, orthopedic surgeon and hand and upper extremity specialist at Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine joins the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College - accepting a recent appointment as assistant professor for clinical orthopedic surgery.

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Serving as a clinical assistant professor of Baylor College of Medicine for the past 11 years, Dr. Jafarnia will serve in his Weill Cornell appointment an expanded academic capacity, training orthopedic residents in clinical practice and disciplines.

Specializing in injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow, 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 and Newsweek.

A former chief of staff at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Dr. Jafarnia speaks regularly within the community and precepts residents at both the Houston Methodist Willowbrook and Texas Medical Center campuses. 

"I am pleased to join the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College, providing insight and guidance to the next generation of physicians.  I hope to model those who helped shape the physician and educator that I've become," said Dr. Jafarnia.

Board certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Jafarnia studied advanced techniques in hand surgery at the French Institute for Hand Surgery in Paris before completing a residency program at Baylor College of Medicine.  He then completed a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School.  He has a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Surgery of the Hand.

"We take great pride in the educational commitment and academic appointments our physicians attain.  Dr. Jafarnia's recent Weill Cornell appointment speaks not only to the caliber of physician he is, but also to the high quality orthopedic and sports medicine program with which he is affiliated," said Beryl Ramsey, chief executive officer, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and senior vice president, Houston Methodist.

At the Hand Center located on the Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital campus, Dr. Jafarnia specializes in  hand and upper extremity trauma as well as common conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and trigger finger.  He provides complex joint reconstruction and fracture repair as well as minimally invasive endoscopic, arthroscopic and PRP (platelet rich plasma) procedures and injection therapies for 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 281-737-0999 to schedule a consult. 

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a not-for-profit, faith-based hospital, which is part of Houston Methodist Hospital. The facility opened on December 18, 2000. The campus has expanded in Northwest Houston to serve the comprehensive health care needs of the community.

For more information on the comprehensive services available on the Houston Methodist Willowbrook campus, please visit www.methodistwillowbrook.com. For a physician referral, call 281-737-2500.

SOURCE Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine