Address: LAC+USC Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 1200 N. State Street, GNH3900 Los Angeles, CA, 90033
 
Telephone: (323) 226-7346
 
Email: info@lapeerhealth.com
 

Dr. Ghiassi graduated high school in Sherman Oaks California and attended University of California at San Diego for his undergraduate studies. While obtaining a Bachelors degree in Bio-medical Engineering and volunteering at Scripss Memorial Hospital, he discovered his passion for medicine.  He graduated Cum Laude with a minor in humanities and Farsi language from UCSD. He attended USC-Keck School of Medicine and completed his orthopedic internship and Residency at USC-LAC Medical Center. He subsequently pursued a Hand  and Micro-vascular surgery fellowship at UCLA Medical Center with Dr. Roy Meals and Neil Ford Jones.

In 2000 he joined the UCLA faculty and started his teaching career at the Wodsworth VA Medical Center in West Los Angeles. He joined Dr. Roy Meals for a short period before becoming part of the USC Department of Orthopedic Surgery in 2008. As the chief of Hand and Upper extremity, service at LAC-USC Medical Center, Dr. Ghiassi has managed numerous patients with complex and upper extremity injuries. In 2015, he expanded his practice and re-joined Dr. Roy Meals in Westwood, while continuing his educational efforts at USC Keck school of medicine.

Dr. Ghiassi has multiple ongoing research projects in hand and upper extremity injuries. He has an interest in hand, wrist and elbow trauma with multiple peer reviewed publications and presentations at local and regional meetings. He also enjoys treating common hand disorders including peripheral nerve injuries, osteoarthritis and sporting injuries. His philosophy of care aims at understanding the patients’needs and alleviating their symptoms in a kind compassionate manner.

Education:

High School

The Buckley School

Sherman Oaks, CA, 1985

College or University

University of California, San Diego B.S. Biomedical Engineering,

Minor- Farsi/Humanities

1985-1990

Medical School

University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA. Doctor of Medicine, 1990-1994

Internship

LAC+USC Medical Center, USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Los Angeles, CA June 1994–June 1995

Residency

LAC+USC Medical Center, USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Los Angeles, CA

July 1995–June 1999

Fellowship

UCLA Medical Center

Hand and Microvascular Surgery

Los Angeles, CA,

August 1999–July 2000

Honors and Awards

Provost Honors List: March, September 1988, June 1989.

University of California, San Diego

Cum Laude, 1990.

USC School of Medicine Dean’s Scholar for Jr./Sr. Continuum, 1992.

Alpha Omega Alpha, 1992.

Intern of the Year Award – USC Department of Orthopaedics, 1994.

Elected Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma Service as a Fourth Year Resident, 1997. Special Contribution Award, VA Greater LA, 2002. Teaching Award, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, USC Keck School of Medicine, July 2010.

Orthopaedic Teaching Award 2013.

Plastic Surgery Teaching Award, 2013.

Medical Licensure Number

A060348, California,1996- present

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, July 2004;

Re-certified through December 31, 2024

Other

Certificate for Added Qualifications in Hand and Microvascular Surgery by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, August 2005 through December 31, 2024

Academic Appointments:

– Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Los Angeles, CA. April 2009-present.

– Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCLA Department of

Orthopaedic Surgery, Los Angeles, CA. 2000-2009.

Specific Teaching Responsibilities:

– UCLA Orthopedic Core Curriculum Clinical Instructor and Lecturer, January 2000, 2003, 2007.

– USC Keck School of Medicine, Medical Student Lecturer, Hand and Upper Extremity Examination, Every 6 weeks since 2009

– USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Grand Rounds. Aug 2009, 2010, 2011.

– USC Viterbi-Keck Academic Retreat, Panel Member, March 2010.

– USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Monthly Journal Club Coordinator and Weekly Hand Conference Coordinator.

– Southern California Society for Surgery of the Hand: Bi-Annual Journal Club, Moderator, 2011 – present.

– Journal of Hand Surgery – Consultant Reviewer, 2011.

– Journal of Hand Surgery – Scientific Associate Editor, 2011- present

Specific Administrative Responsibilities:

– Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, VA West Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. 2000-2008.

– Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Service, LAC+USC Medical Center, 2009 – Present.

– Co-Director- USC/Joseph H. Boyes Hand Fellowship. 2009 – Present.

– Rotation Director, Hand Upper Extremity Service, LAC+USC Medical Center. 2009 – Present.

Society Memberships:

Distinguished

– Alpha Omega Alpha, Honors Society, USC Keck School of Medicine, 1992.

– Active Membership. Southern California Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2009- present.

– Active Membership. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2010-present.

InvitedLectures:

1. Quantification of In Vivo Microdamage in Tension and Compression Domains of Cortical Bone. Alidad Ghiassi, MD, John Skedros, MD. USC Research Forum. March 1993.

2. Quantification of In Vivo Microdamage in Bone: Implications for the Role of Structural Microdamage in Mediating Bone Remodeling. Alidad Ghiassi, MD,John Skedros, MD. Southern Medical Association. October 1993.

3. Assessment of Mechanical Stability of Short Versus Long Stem Press Fit Medullary Rods in a Cavitary Defect Model. Alidad Ghiassi, MD, Edward McPherson, MD, Tom Hedman, PhD. USC Grand Rounds. December 1997.

4. CAT Scan Analysis of Complex Tibia Plafond Fractures: Guidelines for a Classification System. Alidad Ghiassi, MD, Lane Shepherd, MD, William Costigan, MD. USC Graduate Orthopedic Society Meeting. May 1999.

5. Faculty Member – UCLA Occupational Therapist Annual Update, July 1999.

6. Faculty Member – UCLA Basic Science Course for Occupational Therapists,

Course Chairman: Roy Meals, MD. October 1999.

7. Faculty Member – UCLA Basic Science Course for Occupational Therapists,

Course Chairman: Roy Meals, MD. October 2001.

8. Faculty Member- Thumb Joint Dislocations at The Thumb Demystified. November 3, 2001.

9. Faculty Member- The Clavicle Fractures. The Shoulder Demystified. November 8, 2003.

10. Faculty Member- Thumb Joint Dislocations. The Thumb Demystified. November 8, 2007.

11. Faculty Member- The Biceps and Triceps Ruptures. The Elbow Demystified. November 8, 2008.

12. Faculty Member- The Median Nerve Compressions. The Upper Extremity Nerves, Demystified. January 24, 2009.

13. Faculty Member- Doctor’s Demystify Course. Flexor Tendon Rehabilitation. February 2009.

14. Faculty Member- Kaiser Westside Plastic Surgery Conference. Carpal Instability and Mechanics. 2009.

15. Faculty Member- The Rehab After Tendon Reconstruction. Upper Extremity Muscles and Tendons. Demystified. January 30, 2010.

16. Faculty Member – Doctor’s Demystify Course. Clavicle Fractures and Dislocations. February, 2010.

17. Faculty Member – USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Musculoskeletal Infection Society Annual Meeting. Septic Arthritis in Upper Extremity. July, 2010.

18. Faculty Member- Kaiser Westside Plastic Surgery Conference- Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain. 2010.

19. Faculty Member – Clavicle Fractures. The Shoulder Demystified. February 5, 2011.

20.Faculty Member- Intra-articular MP and PIP fractures; the Finger Joint Demystified. February 4, 2012.

21. Chair Panel of Wrist Reconstruction: Combined American and Australian Society for Surgery of Hand, March 2012.

22. Moderator – Southern California, Society for Surgery of the Hand. Journal Club, April 26, 2012.

23. Moderator, Southern California, Society for Surgery of the Hand. Journal Club, May 2013.

24. Panel Member/Lecturer –Wrist Fracture Dislocations. California Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA. June 1, 2014.

25. Faculty Member –European Wrist Arthroscopy Society Advanced Cadaver Wrist Surgery Course. Pasadena, CA. November 21, 2014.

26. Lecturer –Predictive Factors in Scaphoid Union. European Wrist Arthroscopy Society Advanced Cadaver Wrist Surgery Course. Pasadena, CA. November 21, 2014.

27. Faculty Member –Doctor’s Demystify Course. Cartilage, Ligaments and Fascia for Occupational and Physical Therapists. UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. January 31, 2015.

28. Faculty Member –Predictive Factors in Scaphoid Union. Kaiser Permanente Mammoth Upper Extremity Conference. February 26, 2015.

29. Faculty member/Lecturer –What’s New in Hand, Upper Extremity, Shoulder Arthroplasty. California Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Indian Wells, CA. April 25, 2015.

Bibliography:

Peer Reviewed

1. Lane E Shepherd, MD, William M Costigan, MD, Raymond J Gardocki, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD, Michael J Patzakis, MD, Milan Stevanovic, MD. Local or Free Muscle Flaps And Unreamed Interlocked Nails For Open Tibial Fractures. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1998 May;(350):90-6. PubMed PMID: 9602806.

2. Ali M Soltani, Mirna Peric, Cameron S Francis, Thien-Trang Nguyen, Linda S Chan, Alidad Ghiassi, Milan Stevanovic, Alex K Wong. The Variation in the Absence of the Palmaris Longus in a Multiethnic Population of the United States: An Epidemiological Study. Plast Surg Int. 2012; 2012:282959. doi: 10.1155/2012/282959. Epub 2012 Oct 31. PubMed PMID: 23213502; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3503284.

3. Maksim Vaynrub, MD, Joseph Carey, MD, Milan Stevanovic, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Volar Percutaneous Screw Fixation of the Scaphoid: A Cadaveric Study. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 May;39(5):867-71. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.01.018. Epub 2014 Mar 5. PubMed PMID: 24612834.

4. Tyler A Cannon, MD, Cory V Carlston, MD, Milan Stevanovic, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Pronator-Sparing Technique for Volar Plating of Distal Radius Fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Dec;39(12):2506-2511. PubMed PMID: 25447006.

5. Sarah Lewis, MD, Amir Mostofi, MD, Milan Stevanovic, MD, Alidad Ghiassi. MD, Risk of Tendon Entrapment Under a Dorsal Bridge Plate in a Distal Radius Fracture Model. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Mar;40(3):500-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.11.020. Epub 2015 Jan 24. PubMed PMID:25624263

6. Ram Alluri, MD, William Pannell, MD, Lakshman Sivasundaram, BS, Nathanael Heckmann, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD, Utility of Postoperative Imaging in Radial Shaft Fractures. HAND. Provisionally accepted July 26, 2015

7. Ram Alluri MD, M Longacre MD, William Pannell, MD, Milan Stevanovic, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Volar, Intramedullary and Percutaneous Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures. Journal of Wrist Surgery. Accepted August 6, 2015.

Peer Reviewed Submitted

1. Ram Alluri, MD, William Pannell, MD, Lakshmanan Sivasundaram, BS, Nathanael Heckmann, MD, Milan Stevanovic, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Predictive Factors of Neurovascular and Tendon Injuries Following Dog Bites to the Upper Extremity. Submitted to HAND

2. Ram Alluri, MD, C Lin, MD, Matthew Iorio, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD, Ketan Patel, MD. Vascularized Bone Grafting in Scaphoid Nonunion: A Review of Patient-Centered Outcomes. Submitted to HAND

Presentations:

1. Kris Downing, MD, Rey Ramirez, MD, Mytien Goldberg, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD, Milan Stevanovic, MD, PhD. Functional Outcomes After Corrective Osteotomy for Extraarticular Distal Radius Malunions. Presented at the USC Graduate Orthopaedic Society Meeting, June 2010.

2. Hand Review: Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Presented at USC Grand Rounds. July 2010.

3. Management of Distal Radius and Ulna Fractures: Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Presented at USC Grand Rounds. September 2010.

4. Jeff Lue MD, Alidad Ghiassi MD. Functional Outcomes of Patients with Distal Radius Malunions. Presented at USC Grand Rounds. November 2010.

5. Steve Lin M.D., Milan Stevanovic, MD, PhD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. FCU Rotational Flap for the Coverage of Elbow. November 2010.

6. Alex Seal, MD, Caroline Yao, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD, Milan Stevanovic, MD, PhD. Management of Scaphoid Nonunion with Iliac Crest Bone Graft and K-Wire Fixation. Presented at the USC-GOS Annual Meeting Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA, June 2011.

7. Hand Review: Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Presented at USC Grand Rounds. July 2011.

8. Carpal Instability: Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Presented at USC Grand Rounds. October 2011.

9. Management of Distal Radius Fractures: Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Presented at USC Grand Rounds. October 2011.

10. 1st combined ASSH and AHSS Meeting Panel Moderator. Wrist Fractures. March 22-25, 2012.

11. 1st combined ASSH and AHSS Meeting Panel Moderator. Scientific Session. March 22-25, 2012.

12. Cory Carlston, MD, Milan Stevanovic, MD, PhD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Pronator-Sparing Approach to Volar Plating for Fractures of the Distal Radius: Comparison of Early Radiographic Outcomes. Presented at the 2013 USC-GOS Meeting.

13. Matthew Longacre, MD; Alidad Ghiassi, MD; Milan Stevanovic, MD, PhD. Stability of Three Different Fixation Constructs in an Unstable Distal Radius Fracture Model: A Biomechanical Study. Presented at the 2013 USC-GOS Meeting.

14. Wrist Fracture Dislocations. Alidad Ghiassi, MD. California Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA. June 1, 2014.

15. Hand & Wrist OITE Review: Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Presented at USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Core Curriculum. September 5, 2014.

16. Predictive Factors in Scaphoid Union. Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Presented at the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society Advanced Cadaver Wrist Surgery Course. Pasadena, CA. November 21, 2014.

17. Predictive Factors in Scaphoid Non-Union. Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Presented at Kaiser Permanente Mammoth Upper Extremity Conference. February 26, 2015.

Poster/Podium Presentation:

1. Biomechanical of Intramedullary Fixation versus K-wire Fixation for Distal Radius Fractures in an Osteoprotic Model. Matthew Longacre, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD, Milan Stevanovic, MD, PhD. Accepted Poster Presentation. Combined American and Australian Hand Society Meeting, 2012.

2. Functional Outcomes of Patients with Ipsilateral Distal Radius Fractures and Scaphoid Fractures. Cory Carlston, MD, Milan Stevanovic, MD, PhD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Accepted Poster Presentation, Combined American and Australian Hand Society Meeting, 2012.

3. July 4th Fireworks Hand Injuries: The Los Angeles County Hospital Experience; Case Series and Literature Review: Wai-Yee Li, MD, PhD, Helen Yang, BA, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. American Society of Plastic Surgery, Fellows/Residents Meeting 2013.

4. Predictive Factors of Neurovascular and Tendon Injuries Following Dog Bites to the Upper Extremity. Ram Alluri, MD, William Pannell, MD, Lakshmanan Sivasundaram, BS, Nathanael Heckmann, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Accepted Poster Presentation. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. March 28-31, 2015.

5. Predictors of Nerve Injury and Recovery in Gunshot Wounds to the Upper Extremity. William Pannell, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. 6th Combined Meeting of the ASSH/JSSH. Maui, HI. Accepted. March 29 –April 1, 2015.

6. The Utility of Follow Up Plain Films for Non-Operative Fractures of the Fifth Metacarpal. Nathanael Heckmann, MD, Michael Bauschard, MS, William Pannell, MD, Ram Alluri, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Accepted Poster Presentation. 6th Combined Meeting of the ASSH/JSSH. Maui, HI. March 29-April 1, 2015.

7. Predictive Factors of Neurovascular and Tendon Injuries Following Dog Bites to the Upper Extremity. Ram Alluri, MD, William Pannell, MD, Lakshmanan Sivasundaram, BS, Nathanael Heckmann, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Accepted Poster Presentation. Celebrating Innovations in Patient Care at the Keck Medical Center of USC. Los Angeles, CA. May 11, 2015.

8. Ram Alluri, MD, Matthew Longacre, MD, William Pannell, MD, Nathanael Heckmann, MD, Lakshmanan Sivasundaram, BS, Milan Stevanovic, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Biomechanical Comparison of Volar, Intramedullary, and Percutaneous Fixation Constructs for Unstable Extra-Articular Distal Radius Fractures. Poster presented at: Celebrating Innovations in Patient Care at the Keck Medical Center of USC. Los Angeles, CA, May 11, 2015.

9. William Pannell, MD, Nathanael Heckmann, MD, Ram Alluri, MD, Lakshmanan Sivasundaram, BS, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Predictors of Nerve Injury and Recovery after Gunshot Wounds to the Upper Extremity. Poster presented at: Celebrating Innovations in Patient Care at the Keck Medical Center of USC. Los Angeles, CA, May 11, 2015.

10. Nathanael Heckmann, MD, Mike Bauschard, MS, William Pannell, MD, Ram Alluri, MD, Lakshmanan Sivasundaram, BS, Braden McKnight, J.R. Hill, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. The Utility of Follow-Up Plain Films for Non-Operative Fractures of the Fifth Metacarpal. Poster presented at: Celebrating Innovations in Patient Care at the Keck Medical Center of USC. Los Angeles, CA, May 11, 2015.

11. A Critical Appraisal of Vascularized Bone Grafting for Scaphoid Nonunion: A Systematic Review of Surgical and Functional Outcomes. Ram Alluri, MD, Hyuma Leland, MD, Matthew Iorio, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD, Joseph Carey, MD, Ketan Patel, MD. Accepted Podium Presentation. 33rd Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference, Seattle, WA. September 9, 2015.

12. Ram Alluri, MD, C Lin, MD, Matthew Iorio, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD, Ketan Patel, MD. Vascularized Bone Grafting in Scaphoid Nonunion: A Review of Patient-Centered Outcomes. Accepted Poster Presentation. 2016 AAOS Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. March 1-5, 2016.

13. William Pannell, MD, Lakshmanan Sivasundaram, BS, Ram Alluri. MD, Nathanael Heckmann, MD, J Hahn, Reza Omid, MD, George F. Hatch III, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Open Distal Radius Fracture Trends, Treatment, and Complications: A Large National Study. Accepted Poster Presentation. 2016 AAOS Annual Meeting, Orlando, Fl. March 1-5, 2016.

14. Lakshmanan Sivasundaram, Brock Foster, MD, Nathanael Heckmann, MD, William Pannell, MD, Ram Alluri. MD, J.R. Hill, Braden McKnight, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Displacement of Non-Operative Distal Radius Fractures following Splint or Cast Removal: A Prospective, Observational Study. Accepted Podium Presentation. 2016 AAOS Annual Meeting, Orlando, Fl. March 1-5, 2016.

Abstract:

A Predictive Scoring System for Gunshot Wounds to the Upper Extremity. William Pannell, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. 6th Combined Meeting of the ASSH/JSSH. Maui, HI. March 29 –April 1, 2015.

The Utility of Follow Up Plain Films for Non-Operative Fractures of the Fifth Metacarpal. Nathanael Heckmann, MD, Michael Bauschard, MS, William Pannell, MD, Ram Alluri, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. 6th Combined Meeting of the ASSH/JSSH. Maui, HI. March 29-April 1, 2015

Postoperative Imaging in Radial Shaft Fractures. Ram Alluri, MD, William Pannell, MD, Lakshmanan Sivasundaram, BS, Nathanael Heckmann, MD, Milan Stevanovic, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Submission to ORS.

Cost Analysis and Practice Patterns in Carpal Tunnel Release. Lakshmanan Sivasundaram, BS, Brock Foster, MD, Jeremiah Cohen, BS, Ram Alluri, MD, Jeffrey Wang. MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Accepted E-Poster. 70th Annual Meeting of the ASSH. Seattle, WA. September 10-12, 2015

Outcomes of Radial Shortening Osteotomy and Methaphyseal Core Decompression in Kienbock’s Disease. Siamak Yasmeh, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD, Arush Patel, MD, Milan Stevanovic, MD. Accepted E-Poster. 70th Annual Meeting of the ASSH. Seattle, WA. September 10-12, 2015

Utility of Postoperative Imaging in Radial Shaft Fractures. Ram Alluri, MD, William Pannell, MD, Lakshmanan Sivasundaram, BS, Nathanael Heckmann, MD, Milan Stevanovic, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Accepted E-Poster. 33rd Residents and Fellows Conference (September 9, 2015) and the Hand Society’s 70th Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA. September 10-12, 2015

Evaluation of Percutaneous First Annular Pulley Release: Efficacy and Complications in a Perfused Cadaveric Study. Don Hoang, MD, Ann Lin, Anthony Essilfie, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD, Stuart Kuschner, MD, Joseph Carey, MD. Scottsdale, AZ. AAHS Annual Meeting. January 13-16, 2016.

Research in progress:

– Risk Factors for Total Wrist Arthrodesis. IRB Approved at USC. UCLA-Philadelphia Hand Center. Jennifer Hertz, MD, Roy Meals, MD, Milan Stevanovic, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Manuscript in Progress.

– A Predictive Scoring System for Gunshot Wounds to the Upper Extremity. Will Pannell, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. IRB Status: approved. Abstract accepted to ASSH/JSSH. Manuscript draft, Data collected ended Dec 2014.

– Nonoperative Distal Radius Fracture Stability. Will Pannell, MD, Lakshmanan Sivasundaram, BS, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. IRB Status:Manuscript in progress.

– A Predictive Scoring System for Dogbites to the Forearm. Kiran Alluri, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. IRB Status: approved. Abstract submitted to ORS, pending review, Manuscript draft complete, Submitted to JHS (not accepted); resubmitted to Hand.

– The Utility of Follow Up Plain Films for 5th MC fractures. Nathanael Heckmann, MD, Mike Bauschard, MS, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Abstract/Manuscript: Abstract accepted to ASSH/JSSH, Manuscript in progress.

– Heat Generation of K-wires in Metacarpals, Cadaver study. Will Pannell, MD, Mike Bauschard, MS, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Cadaver study, OREF grant submitted, pending results.

– Web-based and iPhone Based Hand Therapy. Will Pannell, MD, Kiran Alluri, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Pursue with private funding.

– DR Fracture Films With and Without Splint. Brock Foster, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. IRB Status: approved. Abstract/Manuscript –in progress for data collection.

– Transillumination in the Diagnosis of Hand/Wrist Masses. Meghan McCullough, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Need literature search, IRB status: Approved.

– Scaphoid non-union Biomechanical Stability Study. Grant submitted to OTA; status: starting data collection

– Percutanous trigger digits release with and without use of Ultrasound in a live perfusion hand model. Don Hoang, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Experimental set up complete; Manuscript in progress. Submitted to AAHS.

– July Fourth Firework-Related Hand Injuries. Wai-Yee Lee, MD, Helen Yang, Siamak Yasmeh, MD, Alidad Ghiassi, MD. Data Collection complete. Accepted E-Poster. 70th Annual Meeting of the ASSH. Seattle, WA. September 10-12, 2015. Manuscript submitted to PRS Global.