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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 is chief of Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Houston Methodist West Hospital and serves as the Assistant Team Physician for the Houston Texans.  

An assistant professor of clinical orthopedic surgery of Houston Methodist Academic Institute 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 also had academic appointments with Baylor College of Medicine and McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Research interests

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.

Education/Academic qualification

Clinical Fellowship, Harvard University

Aug 1 2001Jul 1 2002

Award Date: Jul 1 2002

Orthopedic Surgery, Residency, Baylor College of Medicine

Jul 1 1999Jun 1 2001

Award Date: Jun 1 2001

General Surgery, Internship, Baylor College of Medicine

Jul 1 1996Mar 1 1997

Award Date: Mar 1 1997

MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Jan 1 1992May 1 1996

Award Date: May 1 1996

External positions

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill-Cornell Medical College

Nov 1 2018 → …

Research Area Keywords

  • Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Free-text keywords

  • Repetitive stress conditions
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Joint dislocation
  • Joint replacement
  • Upper extremity trauma
  • Arthritis


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