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Ferhan Asghar, MD

Professor of Clinical

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

Orthopaedic Surgery | College of Medicine

  • APEX Leadership Program: University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
  • Medical Degree: Baylor College of Medicine
  • Bachelor's Degree: Johns Hopkins University (Biology)
  • Residency: University of Michigan (Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Spine)
Board Certifications & Licenses

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




Orthopaedic Surgery
Spinal Surgery

Contact Information
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.

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

Peer Reviewed Publications

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

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

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, ,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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