Dr. Korsh Jafarnia is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity.
Chief of Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Willowbrook in Houston and the hand and upper extremity specialist, Dr. Jafarnia provides patients of all ages with the newest technology and minimally invasive treatment options available.
Formerly the vice president of KSF Orthopaedic Surgery Center and Chief of Staff of Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Dr. Jafarnia is one of the leading hand and upper extremity surgeons in Texas - recognized nationally as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and one of the Best Doctors in America. He is recognized locally as an H Texas Top Doctor and Texas Monthly Super Doctor.
Dr. Jafarnia worked alongside many of Houston's top hand, wrist and elbow specialists at Baylor College of Medicine, where he participated in research projects and received the Teaching Excellence, the Bronze Hammer and the Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Awards. Today he is a clinical assistant professor at Baylor.
During his residency, Dr. Jafarnia attended the French Institute for Hand Surgery in Paris - studying advanced techniques and new approaches to hand surgery.
He completed a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
A published author, Dr. Jafarnia's expertise 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 performs the latest procedures and less invasive therapies available in hand and upper extremity - including endoscopic carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel releases, ligament and tendon repair, XIAFLEX® injection therapy for Dupuytren’s Disease, arthroscopy, and joint resurfacing and replacement.
Memberships and Affiliations
Dr. Jafarnia is a volunteer staff member at the Shriners Hospitals for Children. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS), the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
Dr. Jafarnia is also a member of the Texas Medical Association, the Texas Orthopaedic Association, the American Medical Association and the Harris County Medical Society.
Education and Certification
Dr. Jafarnia is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Surgery of the Hand. He received his undergraduate degree and graduated with high honors from the University of Texas in Austin and obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree at The University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio. He then performed his internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston before completing a Fellowship for which he was selected at Harvard Medical School.
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. Journal of Hand Surgery. 2000; 25A: 529-534.
Jafarnia, K.; Sullivan, MJ.; Hildreth, DH.: Hereditary Neuropathy with Liability to Pressure Palsies: A Case Report. Clinical Orthopedics & Related Research. 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 Surgery Update 3, 2003; (6): 83-95.
Ring, D. Allende, C., Jafarnia, K., Allende, B., Jupiter, J.: Nonunited Diaphyseal Forearm Fractures With Segmental Defects: Plate Fixation And Autogenous Cancellous Bone-Grafting, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am. 2004; 86-A (11): 2440-2445.