Biography

Dr. David Abbasi is 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. Abbasi specializes in sports medicine with an emphasis in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle. His expertise includes the latest and most advanced techniques for minimally invasive surgery and reconstructive treatments, as well as nonsurgical management and rehabilitation.

Dr. Abbasi earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Iowa. He completed medical school at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois. Dr. Abbasi then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Cincinnati Hospitals. He completed an additional fellowship year of specialty training in orthopedic sports medicine at the prestigious Doctor’s Hospital / UHZ Sports Medicine Institute in Coral Gables, Fl.

Dr. Abbasi is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. In addition to his educational and research accomplishments, Dr. Abbasi has had extensive hands-on experience in sports medicine treating high school, collegiate, and professional athletes including MMA and UFC fighters, the NCAA Cincinnati Bearcats and Florida International University Panthers, the NHL Florida Panthers, and NFL Miami Dolphins.

 

Education

Undergraduate Degree
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Graduate Degree
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois
Residency
University of Cincinnati and Affiliated Hospitals, Cincinnati, Ohio
Fellowship
Sports Medicine Fellowship, Doctor's Hospital/UHZ Sports Medicine Institute, Coral Gables, Florida

Contact Information

713.486.8800 Clinic
281.367.1323 Fax

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Shoulder
Labral tears and shoulder instability
Rotator cuff tear repair
Partial shoulder resurfacing and replacement
Total and reverse shoulder replacement

Knee
ACL, PCL, and multi-ligament knee reconstruction
Meniscus repair
Knee cartilage transplantation
Patellar instability reconstruction
Partial and total knee replacement

Elbow
Elbow arthroscopy
Elbow ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction, “Tommy John” surgery
Elbow replacement

Ankle
Ankle arthroscopy
Osteochondral defects (OCD)
Ankle ligament reconstruction

General
Fracture repair surgery
Tendon repair and reconstruction
PRP and other biologic injections

Publications

Publication Information

Publications

Abbasi D, May MM, Wall EJ, Chan G, Parikh SN. MRI findings in adolescent patients with acute traumatic knee hemarthrosis. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. 2012 Dec; 32 (8): 760-764

Morcuende, JA, Abbasi D, Dolan LA, Ponseti IV. Results of an accelerated Ponseti protocol for Clubfoot. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. 2005 Sep; 25(5): 623-626.

Sander MD, Abbasi D, Ferguson AL, Steyers CM, Wang K, Morcuende JA. The prevalence of hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies in patients with multiple surgically treated entrapment neuropathies. Journal of Hand Surgery. 2005 Nov; 30 (6): 1236-1241.

Proceedings and Posters
Abbasi, D;(2014 May) Patches, Scaffolds, and Transfers in Rotator Cuff Repair. CME conference. UHZ Sports Medicine Institute, Doctor’s Hospital. Coral Gables, FL.

Abbasi, D;(2014 February) Knee and Patella; Anatomy and Biomechanics. CME conference. UHZ Sports Medicine Institute, Doctor’s Hospital. Coral Gables, FL.

Abbasi, D; (2014 February) The latest on Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries. CME conference. UHZ Sports Medicine Institute, Doctor’s Hospital. Coral Gables, FL.

Abbasi, D; (2013 November) Dealing with Shoulder Dislocations. CME conference. UHZ Sports Medicine Institute, Doctor’s Hospital. Coral Gables, FL.

Abbasi, D; (2013 February) Complications of Arthroscopic Surgery: How to Stay out of Trouble. Grand Rounds. University of Cincinnati Department of Orthopedics. Cincinnati, OH.

Abbasi, D; (2012 July) Anatomy and Surgical Approaches of the Shoulder. Department lecture. University of Cincinnati Department of Orthopedics. Cincinnati, OH.

Abbasi D. (2012 May) MRI findings in adolescent patients with acute traumatic knee hemarthrosis. DJ Frank senior thesis. University of Cincinnati Department of Orthopedics. Cincinnati, OH.

Abbasi, D; (2012 April) Complications of Total Hip Arthroplasty. Department lecture. University of Cincinnati Department of Orthopedics. Cincinnati, OH.

Abbasi, D; (2011 July) Anatomy and Surgical Approaches of the Hip. Department lecture. University of Cincinnati Department of Orthopedics. Cincinnati, OH.

Abbasi, D; May, M; Wall, E; Chan, G: (2011 May) Acute Traumatic Knee Effusions in High Adolescents. POSNA paper presentation. Montreal, Canada.

Abbasi, D. (2011 March) Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain in the Athlete. Grand Rounds. University of Cincinnati Department of Orthopedics. Cincinnati, OH.

Abbasi, D; (2010 November) Ulnar Impaction Syndrome. Department lecture. University of Cincinnati Department of Orthopedics. Cincinnati, OH.

Abbasi, D; (2010 November) Psoriatic Arthritis. Department lecture. University of Cincinnati Department of Orthopedics. Cincinnati, OH.

Abbasi, D; (2010 May) Basic Science of Tendons and Ligaments. Department lecture. University of Cincinnati Department of Orthopedics. Cincinnati, OH.

Morcuende, JA, Abbasi D, Dolan LA, Ponseti IV. (2005, September). Result of an accelerated Ponseti protocol for Clubfoot. Poster presented at Fourth International Clubfoot Congress. Istanbul, Turkey.

Morcuende, JA, Peterlein C, Fuchs S, Abbasi D, Dolan LA, Ponseti IV. (2004, April). Clubfoot Relapses with the Ponseti method Effect of Hyperabduction and long-term bracing. Poster presented at Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America. St. Louis, MO.

 

Additional Information

Licensures and Certifications

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Part I: Passed/ Board eligible
Active Medical Licensure – Texas, Florida
ACSL and BLS certified
FDA certified in Biomet Oxford partial knee replacement, January 2014

Professional Societies and Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
American Medical Association (AMA)
Florida Medical Association (FMA)