Dr. Korsh Jafarnia, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Jafarnia is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.
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My goal is to provide the least invasive hand and upper extremity treatments possible tailored to each patient's condition and lifestyle, in order to quickly return them to the everyday things they need to do and all of the activities they love.
Dr. Jafarnia's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Jafarnia's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Anterior Interosseous Nerve Compression
Arthritis of the Elbow
Arthritis of the Finger
Arthritis of the Wrist
Benign Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors
Bicep Muscle Strain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Congenital Hand Anomaly
De Quervain's Disease
Finger Joint Sprain
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Giant Cell Tumor
Hand Ligament Rupture
Hand Muscle Strain
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Elbow
Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Radial Nerve Entrapment
Radial Tunnel Syndrome
Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Upper Extremity Disorders
Abscess Incision and Drainage
Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
Bone and Joint Repair
Bone and Joint Replacement
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
Congenital Hand Surgery
De Quervain's Release
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
Endoscopic Hand Surgery
Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
Excision of Radius or Ulna
Foreign Body Removal
Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Hand Tendon Repair
Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
Injection of Tendon
Joint Reconstruction Surgery
Joint Replacement Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Repair of Amputated Digit
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Scar Revision Surgery
Soft Tissue Surgery
Trigger Finger Release
Wound Care and Management
Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Texas.
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Texas@ Austin
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
Medical School | Graduated 1996
Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
Harvard Medical School-Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
French Institute For Hand Surgery
Other Education | Completed 2001
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Jafarnia has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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