Ferhan Asghar

Ferhan Asghar , MD

Professor of Clinical

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

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

Professional Summary

Ferhan Asghar is a Professor, Program Director and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

He received his undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins University and obtained his MD from Baylor College of Medicine. He subsequently trained at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Vanderbilt University in Orthopaedics and Spine Surgery.

He currently serves as the Immediate Past-Chief of Staff at West Chester Hospital. 


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

Medical Degree: Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX, 1999

Residency: University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, TN, (Spine)

APEX Leadership Program: University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business Los Angeles, CA, 2021


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Certification Date: 07-14-2008 ) - (Recertification Date: to 01-01-2019 )

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic Surgery

Back Injuries

Bone Infections

Curvature of the Spine


Herniated Discs

Hunchback (Kyphosis)

Intervertebral Disc Degeneration

Intervertebral Disc Displacement

Lumbar Radiculopathy

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Musculoskeletal Disease

Neck/Spine Injury

Orthopaedic Trauma

Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection)


Sacroiliac Joint Pain


Scheuermann's Disease

Scheuermann's Kyphosis

Scoliosis (Curvature of the spine)

Spinal Fractures

Spinal Injuries

Spinal Stenosis

Spine Infections




Vertebral Body Compression Fracture

Vertebral Fractures

Vertebral Tumor


Orthopaedic Surgery

Spinal Surgery

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.

Positions and Work Experience

2005 -2018 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

2020 -2022 Chief of Staff, West Chester Hospital, West Chester, OH

2018 -2022 Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati , Cincinnati, OH

2022 -To Present Professor of Clinical Geo, University of Cincinnati COM, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

2017 - Vice-Chair, Academic Affairs, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0212

Research Support

Grant: #A 1699692 Investigators:Asghar, Ferhan 03-01-2022 -03-01-2025 Medtronic MASTER SERVICE AGREEMENT FOR THE COLLECTION OF CLINICAL AND PRODUCT-RELATED DATA Role:PI 0.00 Hold Level:Industry

Grant: #A 1699692.001 Investigators:Asghar, Ferhan 04-07-2023 -04-07-2026 Medtronic Multi-Center, Observational Study for Medtronic SpineImplantable Devices Role:PI 91689.05 Hold Level:Industry


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 More Information

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 More Information

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, , More Information

Karani, Rajiv; Mahdy, Ayman; Asghar, Ferhan (2020. ) Postoperative Urinary Retention in Patients Who Undergo Joint Arthroplasty or Spine Surgery.JBJS reviews, , 8 (7 ) ,e18.00040 More Information

Omer Sultan, Muhammad; Inam Khan, Muhammad; Ali, Rahmat; Farooque, Umar; Hassan, Syed Adeel; Karimi, Sundas; Cheema, Omer; Pillai, Bharat; Asghar, Fahham; Javed, Rafay (2020. ) Paraphenylenediamine (Kala Pathar) Poisoning at the National Poison Control Center in Karachi: A Prospective Study.Cureus, , 12 (5 ) ,e8352 More Information

Asghar, Fahham; Shamim, Nazia; Farooque, Umar; Sheikh, Haris; Aqeel, Ramsha (2020. ) Telogen Effluvium: A Review of the Literature.Cureus, , 12 (5 ) ,e8320 More Information

Ali, Rahmat; Inam Khan, Muhammad; Omer Sultan, Muhammad; Farooque, Umar; Hassan, Syed Adeel; Asghar, Fahham; Cheema, Omer; Karimi, Sundas; Hasan, Choudhary Ahmed; Farukhuddin, Fnu (2020. ) Frequency of Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Patients Admitted with Acute Stroke.Cureus, , 12 (5 ) ,e8296 More Information

Asghar, Fahham; Aqeel, Ramsha; Farooque, Umar; Haq, Aatera; Taimur, Muhammad (2020. ) Presentation and Management of Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome: A Review of Available Data.Cureus, , 12 (5 ) ,e8023 More Information

Johnson, Mark D; Matur, Abhijith V; Asghar, Ferhan; Nasser, Rani; Cheng, Joseph S; Prestigiacomo, Charles J (2020. ) Right Versus Left Approach to Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: An Anatomic Versus Historic Debate.World neurosurgery, , 135 ,135-140 More Information

Mikles M.; Asghar F.; Frankenburg E.; Scott D.; Graziano G. (08-01-2004. ) Biomechanical study of lumbar pedicle screws in a corpectomy model assessing significance of screw h.Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, , 17 (4 ) ,272-276 More Information

Asghar F.A.; Karunakar M.A. (10-01-2004. ) Femoral head fractures: Diagnosis, management, and complications.Orthopedic Clinics of North America, , 35 (4 SPEC. ISS. ) ,463-472 More Information

Agabegi S.S.; Asghar F.A.; Herkowitz H.N. (01-01-2010. ) Spinal orthoses.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, , 18 (11 ) ,657-667 More Information

Levin P.; Asghar F.; Hilibrand A. (06-01-2012. ) The impact of the spine patient outcome research trial (SPORT) results on orthopaedic practice.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, , 20 (6 ) ,331-332 More Information

Dailey S.; Crawford A.; Asghar F. (01-01-2015. ) Implant Failure Following Posterior Spinal Fusion-Caudal Migration of a Fractured Rod: Case Report.Spine Deformity, , 3 (4 ) ,380-385 More Information

Asghar F. (01-01-2016. ) Radiographic changes in the cervical spine following arthrodesis: Causation or correlation?.Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - American Volume, , 98 (19 ) ,e85 More Information

Asghar F. (10-05-2016. ) Radiographic Changes in the Cervical Spine Following Arthrodesis: Causation or Correlation? Commenta .The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, , 98 (19 ) ,e85

Van Heest A.E.; Agel J.; Ames S.E.; Asghar F.A.; Harrast J.J.; Marsh J.L.; Patt J.C.; Sterling R.S.; Peabody T.D. (03-06-2019. ) Resident Surgical Skills Web-Based Evaluation: A Comparison of 2 Assessment Tools.Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - American Volume, , 101 (5 ) , More Information

Summers M.A.; Matar R.N.; Denning J.R.; Dixon T.L.; Ramalingam W.G.; Asghar F.A.; Grawe B.M. (05-01-2020. ) Closing the Gender Gap: Barriers to Success for Recruitment and Retention of the Female Orthopaedic .JBJS reviews, , 8 (5 ) ,e0211 More Information

Usman, Mudassar; Asghar, Furqan; Javed, Muhammad Rameez; Virk, Umar Siddique; Jamal, Muhammad Yasir; Waleed, Aashir (2023. ) An efficient controller design of a PV integrated single inductor multiple output DC-DC converter for dynamic voltage and low power applications.Science progress, , 106 (3 ) ,368504231201792 More Information

Zubair, Shumaila; Badshah, Amin; Patujo, Jahangeer; Khan, Mehmand; Raheel, Ahmad; Asghar, Faiza; Imtiaz, Shamila (2023. ) New ferrocene integrated amphiphilic guanidines: Synthesis, spectroscopic elucidation, DFT calculation and in vitro α-amylase and α-glucosidase inhibition combined with molecular docking approach.Heliyon, , 9 (4 ) ,e14919 More Information

Asghar, Farah; Bano, Abida; Waheed, Fadia; Ahmed Anjum, Aftab; Ejaz, Hasan; Javed, Numan (2023. ) Association of exogenous factors with molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus in human oral cavity.Saudi journal of biological sciences, , 30 (4 ) ,103613 More Information

Al-Chalabi, Mustafa; Hegde, Prajwal; Asghar, Fahham; Aladamat, Nameer; Delcimmuto, Nicholas; Gharaibeh, Khaled; Samara, Mohammad; Esengul, Yasar; Mahfooz, Naeem; Sheikh, Ajaz (2023. ) Transient headache and neurological deficits with cerebrospinal fluid lymphocytosis syndrome: A comprehensive systematic review of 93 patients from 57 studies.Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache, , 43 (4 ) ,3331024231157694 More Information

Gasmi, Amin; Asghar, Farah; Zafar, Saba; Oliinyk, Petro; Khavrona, Oksana; Lysiuk, Roman; Peana, Massimiliano; Piscopo, Salva; Antonyak, Halyna; Pen, Joeri J; Lozynska, Iryna; Noor, Sadaf; Lenchyk, Larysa; Muhammad, Akram; Vladimirova, Inna; Dub, Natalia; Antoniv, Olha; Tsal, Oksana; Upyr, Taras; Bjørklund, Geir (2023. ) Berberine: Pharmacological features in health, disease and aging.Current medicinal chemistry, , More Information

Alvi, Mughees Aizaz; Alshammari, Ayed; Asghar, Faizan; Ali, Rana Muhammad Athar; Li, Li; Saqib, Muhammad; Khan, Muhammad Kasib; Imran, Muhammad; Qamar, Warda; Askar, Hussam; Abdelsater, Naser; Fu, Bao-Quan; Yan, Hong-Bin; Jia, Wan-Zhong (2022. ) Prevalence, risk factors and first record of mitochondrial cox1 gene-based molecular characterization of Paramphistomum epiclitum from Pakistan.Frontiers in veterinary science, , 9 ,1018854 More Information

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