HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - July 20, 2012) - The leading hand specialist and chief of Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Willowbrook, Dr. Korsh Jafarnia, is once again named in the premier listing of top medical professionals in America, Castle Connolly - America's Top Doctors.
Named as a Top Regional Doctor in his area of specialty for four consecutive years, Dr. Jafarnia is now recognized among the top one percent of physicians in his field -- a recognition based on professional accomplishments, peer reviews and experience.
The Castle Connolly 2012 recognition comes as Dr. Jafarnia is named Director of The Hand Center at Methodist Willowbrook -- a comprehensive new center and extension of the caliber of care once only found at the renowned Texas Medical Center, where he did much of his training and today serves as clinical assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine.
"I am honored to be recognized by Castle Connolly and sit among the top one percent of physicians in their field. To accomplish your goals -- achieving better outcomes for your patients and helping through research to ensure longterm joint function -- is rewarding in itself. To become recognized for your work with such distinction is more than any physician truly expects," said Dr. Jafarnia.
"I simply stay focused on putting patients first and providing them with the latest treatments available. Getting them back to not only the activities they love but also the many daily tasks we take for granted is really what it's all about," added Dr. Jafarnia.
Dr. Jafarnia studied advanced techniques in hand surgery at the French Institute for Hand Surgery in Paris, while completing his residency at Baylor College of Medicine. He then completed a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School. He has a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Surgery of the Hand.
Today he is a published author and distinguished not only among the Castle Connolly Americas' Top Doctors listing but also Newsweek's Top Doctors, Texas Monthly's Super Doctors of Texas, H Texas Top Doctors and US News & World Report Top Physicians.
At the Hand Center located on the Methodist Willowbrook Hospital campus, Dr. Jafarnia specializes in such common hand and upper extremity conditions as carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and trigger finger as well as complex joint reconstruction and fracture repair. Using less invasive endoscopic, arthroscopic and PRP (platelet rich plasma) procedures and injection therapies, his patients achieve excellent outcomes and recover more quickly.
Castle Connolly identifies its Top Doctors with the help of a physician-led research team which makes thousands of phone calls each year -- talking with leading specialists, chairs of clinical departments and vice presidents of medical affairs to identify top specialists for most diseases and procedures. The team reviews the credentials of every physician considered for inclusion -- scrutinizing medical education, training, hospital appointments, administrative posts, professional achievements and any disciplinary history.
Learn more about Dr. Jafarnia and the work he is doing in the field of hand and upper extremity. Or, call toll-free (888) 621 HAND (4263) to schedule a consult.