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Ferhan Asghar, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Geo

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

  • Bachelor's Degree: Johns Hopkins University
  • Medical Degree: Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Michigan Hospitals
  • Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Board Certifications & Licenses

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



Clinical Interest

Orthopaedic Surgery


Orthopaedic Surgery
Spinal Surgery

Research 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.

Contact Information
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • ML 0212
  • Cincinnati , Ohio 45267-0212
  • Office 513-558-4592
  • Fax 513-558-2220
  • Email

Peer Reviewed Publications

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

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

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

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

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

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