Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Korsh Jafarnia, MD is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, who specializes in the hand and upper extremity at Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. He performs the latest procedures in hand and upper extremity, including endoscopic carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel releases, tendon and nerve repair, fracture repair, arthroscopy, trauma, and joint reconstruction and replacement. An assistant professor of clinical orthopedic surgery of Houston Methodist Institute for Academic Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College, he is a published author and nationally recognized for his work in hand, wrist and elbow injuries and conditions.
Dr. Jafarnia has trained with top hand, wrist and elbow specialists at Baylor College of Medicine, where he received the Teaching Excellence, the Bronze Hammer and the Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Awards. He has served as a clinical assistant professor for Baylor and an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Dr. Jafarnia’s experience and unique perspective provides both his pediatric and adult patients with the latest treatment options available for some of the most common as well as challenging hand and upper extremity injuries and conditions seen today – from childhood fractures and carpal tunnel syndrome to arthritis and other degenerative joint conditions.
Dr. Jafarnia has published a number of articles in peer reviewed journals and continues to work with colleagues to better identify the mechanism of repetitive stress, degenerative and traumatic injuries and conditions affecting the hand and upper extremity, as well as the technological advances and efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave and ultrasound therapies in the treatment of lateral epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow). His research has also focused on plate fixation and autogenous cancellous bone-grafting in ununited diaphyseal forearm fractures and the sideline management of sports-related joint dislocations.