Dr. Ghiassi is an orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty training in hand and upper extremity surgery at Keck Medical Center of USC. Dr. Ghiassi is the Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Service at USC-LAC Medical Center. His practice has an emphasis on hand and upper extremity injuries with a special interest in complex wrist and hand trauma. He sees patients with a variety of complex hand and upper extremity conditions at one of the few level 1 trauma centers in Southern California, while also maintaining a community based practice at the USC Westwood Hand Center.
Dr. Ghiassi graduated high school in Sherman Oaks California and attended University of California at San Diego for his undergraduate studies. While obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in bio-medical engineering and volunteering at Scripss Memorial Hospital, he dis-covered his passion for medicine. 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.
In 2000 he joined the UCLA faculty and started his teaching career at the Wadsworth VA Medical Center in West Los Angeles. In 2008 he had the unique opportunity to become part of the USC Orthopedic Faculty and Co-director of the Boyes Hand Fellowship program. He has been an active Member of Amercian Society for Surgery of the Hand and is also Associate Editor of the Journal of Hand Surgery. Dr. Ghiassi is also very active in clinical and basic science research.
Foster BD, Sivasundaram L, Heckmann N, Cohen JR, Pannell WC, Wang JC, Ghiassi A. Surgical Approach and Anesthetic Modality for Carpal Tunnel Release: A Nationwide Database Study With Health Care Cost Implications. Hand (N Y). 2017 Mar; 12(2):162-167. View in: PubMed
Foster BD, Sivasundaram L, Heckmann N, Pannell WC, Alluri RK, Ghiassi A. Distal Radius Fractures Do Not Displace following Splint or Cast Removal in the Acute, Postreduction Period: A Prospective, Observational Study. J Wrist Surg. 2017 Feb; 6(1):54-59. View in: PubMed
Hoang D, Perrault D, Stevanovic M, Ghiassi A. Surgical applications of three-dimensional printing: a review of the current literature & how to get started. Ann Transl Med. 2016 Dec; 4(23):456. View in: PubMed
Alluri RK, Pannell W, Heckmann N, Sivasundaram L, Stevanovic M, Ghiassi A. Predictive Factors of Neurovascular and Tendon Injuries Following Dog Bites to the Upper Extremity. Hand (N Y). 2016 Dec; 11(4):469-474. View in: PubMed
Meisel E, Seal A, Yao CA, Ghiassi A, Stevanovic M. Management of scaphoid nonunion with iliac crest bone graft and K-wire fixation. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2016 Nov 9. View in: PubMed
Stevanovic MV, Cuéllar VG, Ghiassi A, Sharpe F. Single-stage Reconstruction of Elbow Flexion Associated with Massive Soft-Tissue Defect Using the Latissimus Dorsi Muscle Bipolar Rotational Transfer. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Sep; 4(9):e1066. View in: PubMed
Hoang D, Lin AC, Essilfie A, Minneti M, Kuschner S, Carey J, Ghiassi A. Evaluation of Percutaneous First Annular Pulley Release: Efficacy and Complications in a Perfused Cadaveric Study. J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Jul; 41(7):e165-73. View in: PubMed
Alluri RK, Hill JR, Ghiassi A. Distal Radius Fractures: Approaches, Indications, and Techniques. J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Jun 21. View in: PubMed
Pannell WC, Alluri RK, Sivasundaram L, Heckmann N, Ghiassi A. Utility of Postoperative Imaging in Radial Shaft Fractures. Hand (N Y). 2016 Jun; 11(2):184-7. View in: PubMed
Alluri R, Longacre M, Pannell W, Stevanovic M, Ghiassi A. Volar, Intramedullary, and Percutaneous Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures. J Wrist Surg. 2015 Nov; 4(4):292-300. View in: PubMed
Lewis S, Mostofi A, Stevanovic M, Ghiassi A. 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. View in: PubMed
Cannon TA, Carlston CV, Stevanovic MV, Ghiassi AD. Pronator-sparing technique for volar plating of distal radius fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Dec; 39(12):2506-11. View in: PubMed
Vaynrub M, Carey JN, Stevanovic MV, Ghiassi A. Volar percutaneous screw fixation of the scaphoid: a cadaveric study. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 May; 39(5):867-71. View in: PubMed
Soltani AM, Peric M, Francis CS, Nguyen TT, Chan LS, Ghiassi A, Stevanovic MV, Wong AK. 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. View in: PubMed