Ferhan Asghar

Ferhan Asghar

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs, Director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Medical Sciences Building

5502A

COM Ortho Surgery C - 0212

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati , Ohio 45267-0212

Professional Summary

Ferhan A. Asghar, MD is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Division of Spine Surgery.  He is also the Residency Program Director and Vice-Chair, Academic Affairs.   

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland (1995); and his Medical Degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (1999).  From there he completed a 5 year orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, Michigan (1999 - 2004); and a 1 year spine surgery fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN (2004 - 2005).

Dr. Asghar is Board Certified through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery; Subspecialty - Spine Surgery (2008).

Education

Bachelor's Degree, Johns Hopkins University 1995 (Biology)

Medical Degree, Baylor College of Medicine 1999

Residency, University of Michigan Hospitals (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Fellowship, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Spine)

Positions and Work Experience

2005 -To Present Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Division of Spine Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2014 -2015 Interim Director, Surgery Trauma Unit West Chester Unit, UC Health / University of Cincinnati Physicians, West Chester, OH

1998 -1999 Secretary, Student Surgical Society, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

-1996 Treasurer, American Medical Association - Student Section, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

1998 -1999 Student Instructor, Problem Based Learning, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

1998 -1999 Student Instructor, Medical Neurosciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

1995 -1998 Editor, Aesculapian Yearbook, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

-1999 Editor-in-Chief, Aesculapian Yearbook, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

2003 -2004 Co-Administrative Chief Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI

2005 -2006 Chair, Organization of Resident Representatives, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC),

2015 -To Present Director, Orthopaedic Residency Program , Univeristy of Cincinnati, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

Research and Practice Interests

Disorders of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine including Degenerative Disease, Trauma, and Deformity.

Participant in multicenter study to evaluate posterior transforanimal interbody fusions with Healos and Leopard cages.  Sponsored by DePuy Spine.

Developing spine curriculum for residens and orthopaedic curriculum for medical students at University of Cincinnati.

UC Health Clinical Focus

Orthopaedic Surgery

UC Health Specialities

Orthopaedic Surgery

Spinal Surgery

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Asghar, Ferhan A; Hilibrand, Alan S (2012. )The impact of the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) results on orthopaedic practice.The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, ,20 (3 ),160-6

Asghar, Ferhan A (2011. )Commentary on an article by Peter G. Passias, MD, et al.: "Segmental lumbar rotation in patients with discogenic low back pain during functional weight-bearing activities".The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, ,93 (1 ),e4

Kimyai-Asadi, A; Lin, A Y; Huang, C H; Asghar, F; Nousari, H C (1999. )Toe web infections and prosthetic joints. Orthopedics, ,22 (4 ),381, 389

Mikles MR, Asghar FA, Frankenburg EP, Scott DS, Graziano GP (2004. )Biochemical study of lumbar pedicle screws in a corpectomy model assessing significance of screw height. J Spinal Disord Tech, ,17 (4 ),272

Asghar FA, Karunakar MA (2004. )Femoral head fractures: diagnosis, management, and complications. Orthop Clin North Am, ,35 (4 ),463

Asghar, FA (2016. )Radiographic Changes in the Cervical Spine Following Arthrodesis: Causation or Correlation? .The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, ,98 (19 ),

Thawrani, Dinesh P; Agabegi, Steven S; Asghar, Ferhan (2018. )Diagnosing Sacroiliac Joint Pain.The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, ,

Post Graduate Training and Education

1999-2004 Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Michigan Hospitals, ,Ann Arbor, MI

2004-2005 Fellowship, Spine Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, ,Nashville, TN

Contact Information

Academic - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati   Ohio, 45267-0212
Phone: 513-558-4592
Fax: 513-558-2220
ferhan.asghar@uc.edu