Dr. Korsh Jafarnia 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).

Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery with Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand (CAQSH), Dr. Jafarnia specializes in hand and upper extremity. He performs the latest procedures in the treatment of common as well as complex hand and upper extremity injuries and conditions, from fractures and carpal tunnel syndrome to arthritis and other degenerative joint conditions.

Dr. Jafarnia earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, where he was chosen to join the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He then performed his internship and residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

During his residency, he also trained at the French Institute for Hand Surgery in Paris, where he studied advanced techniques and approaches to hand surgery. He then completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

A published author, 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 trauma and repetitive stress injuries and conditions to arthritis and joint reconstruction.

Dr. Jafarnia performs the latest procedures in hand and upper extremity – including endoscopic carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel releases, tendon and nerve repair, arthroscopy, and joint reconstruction and replacement.

Dr. Jafarnia is a volunteer staff member at the Shriners Hospitals for Children. He is also a fellow of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Dr. Jafarnia is also a member of the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association and the Harris County Medical Society.


Undergraduate Degree
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Medical Degree
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Hand Surgery Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, Boston Massachusetts

Contact Information


Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Hand Surgery
Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel Release
Tendon and Nerve Repair
Joint Resurfacing
Joint Replacement
Degenerative Joint Conditions


Publication Information

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.

Collins,E.,Hildreth, D., Jafarnia, K.; A Clinical Study of Extracorporeal Shock Waves (ESW) for Treatment of chronic Lateral Epicondylitis. Current Orthopedic Practice, 2011; 22 (2): 185-192

Ring, D. Allende, C., Jafarnia, K., Allende, B., Jupiter, J.: Nununited 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.

Jafarnia, K.:Marking Your Site for Surgery. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Correspondence Newsletter, January, 2011; Issue No. 3