Namdar Kazemi, MD

Namdar Kazemi, MD

Areas of Specialty: Shoulder and Elbow, Trauma Care
Education: MD, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Fellowship: Mt. Sinai Department of Orthopedic Surgery, New York, N.Y.
Certifications & Titles: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr. Namdar (Nami) Kazemi completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland. Upon graduation, he spent one year at the prestigious National Institutes of Health and conducted research studies in the field of biophysics. Dr. Kazemi then earned his medical degree from George Washington University, followed by one year of orthopedic traumatology research and five years of orthopedic residency training at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

For additional training, Dr. Kazemi completed a shoulder and elbow fellowship at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. He trained under world renowned shoulder surgeon, Evan Flatow. His other mentors include internationally recognized surgeons Leesa Galatz, Michael Hausman and Bradford Parsons.

Dr. Kazemi has published more than 14 peer-reviewed articles, four book chapters, 12 poster presentations, and has lectured and presented locally and nationally.

In his spare time, he likes to ski, play tennis and ride his bike.

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Howard DR, Kazemi N, Rebenstein WJ, Hartwell MJ, Poeran J, Chang AL, Podolnick JD, Parsons BO, Galatz LM, Flatow EL. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Routine Pathology Examination in Primary Shoulder Arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017;26:674-678


Agabegi SS, Kazemi N, Mehlmen CT, Sturm PF. Natural History of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis in Skeletally Mature Patients: A Critical Review. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2015;23:714-723.


d’Heurle A, Kazemi N, Connelly C, Wyrick JD, Archdeacon MT, Le TT. Prospective Randomized Comparison of Locked Plates vs. Non-Locked Plates for the Treatment of High-Energy Pilon Fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2015;29:420-423.


Lalley AL, Dyment NA, Kazemi N, Kenter K, Gooch C, Rowe DW, Butler DL, Shearn JR. Improved Biomechanical and Biological Outcomes in the MRL/MpJ Murine Strain Following a Full-Length Patellar Tendon Injury. J Orthop Research. 2015;33:1693-1703


Dyment NA, Liu CF, Kazemi N, Aschbacher-Smith LE, Kenter K, Breidenbach AP, Shearn JT, Wylie C, Rowe DW, Butler DL. The Paratenon Contributes to Scleraxis-Expressing Cells During Patellar Tendon Healing. PLoS One. 2013;8:e59944.


Archdeacon MT, Kazemi N, Collinge C, Budde B, Schnell S. Treatment of Protrusio Fractures of the Acetabulum in Patients 70 Years or Older. J Orthop Trauma. 2013;27:256-61.


Kazemi N, Grawe B, Le TT. Locking Plate Technology and Hybrid Plating Techniques: Current Concepts and Review. Curr Orthop Pract. 2012;23:486-91.


Kazemi N, Archdeacon MT. Immediate Full Weightbearing after Percutaneous Fixation of Anterior Column Acetabulum Fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2012;26:73-9.


Dyment NA, Kazemi N, Aschbacher-Smith LE, Barthelery NJ, Kenter K, Gooch C, Shearn JT, Wylie C, Butler DL: The Relationships Among Spatiotemporal Collagen Gene Expression, Histology, and Biomechanics Following Full-Length Injury in the Murine Patellar Tendon. J Orthop Research. 2012;30:28-36.


Kazemi N, Foad M, Archdeacon MT. Fellow’s corner: Grand rounds from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center – Chronic osteomyelitis of the tibia. J Orthop Trauma. 2011;25:691-94.


Archdeacon MT, Kazemi N, Romanowski JR, Mobberley-Schuman PS, Weiss AA. Reaming as an Adjuvant to Irrigation on Bacterial Presence and Propagation: An Open, Cadaveric Intramedullary Fracture Model. J Orthop Trauma. 2011;25:325-30.


Archdeacon MT, Kazemi N, Guy P, Sagi HC. The Modified Stoppa Approach for Acetabular Fracture. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2011;19:170-75.

Archdeacon MT, Kuhlman G, Kazemi N. Fellow’s Corner: Grand Rounds from the University of Cincinnati. Painful Superior and Inferior Pubic Rami Nonunion. J Orthop Trauma. 2010;24:e109-12.


Rostovtseva TK, Petrache HI, Kazemi N, Hassanzadeh E, Bezrukov SM. Interfacial Polar Interactions Affect Gramicidin Channel Kinetics. Biophys J. 2008;94:L23-5.


Rostovtseva TK, Kazemi N, Weinrich M, Bezrukov SM. Voltage Gating of VDAC is Regulated by Nonlamellar Lipids of Mitochondrial Membranes. J Biol Chem. 2006;281:37496-506.



“Dr. Kazemi was very disciplined about explaining everything to me, setting my expectations, and telling [me] what I needed to do in order to have a great recovery. I’m a couple of weeks ahead of where I expected to be, my range of motion is pretty good, and I don’t have any pain. The whole experience has exceeded my expectations.”

—OrthoAspen Shoulder Replacement Patient


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