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Dr. Afshin Razi is the Vice Chair of Operations, Research and Education as well as the Residency Program Director of the Department of Orthopedics at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Razi completed his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, with his orthopedic surgery residency followed by a fellowship in spine surgery at NYU Langone, previously known as the Hospital for Joint Diseases.
Since joining the Department of Orthopedics at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Razi has held numerous leadership roles in the areas of patient safety, quality improvement, pain management, and continuous medical education. Dr. Razi is an active member of Maimonides Research and Development Foundation, an executive member of the GME committee, and a reviewer for Maimonides Evening of Research.
Dr. Razi’s passion for innovative ideas in science and orthopedic surgery led him to found and subsequently grow the Maimonides Orthopedic Summer Experience, a program dedicated to medical students interested in orthopedic surgery with scholarships allocated for women and under-represented students. This program is the largest of its kind in Brooklyn and it allows participants to learn about medicine, research, and showcase their work. In addition, as a researcher, Dr. Razi has more than 60 publications, more than 150 scientific posters and presentations, and has co-authored a textbook on “Vertebral Compression Fractures in Osteoporotic and Pathologic Bone”.
At the city and state level, Dr. Dr. Razi have presided over the Brooklyn Orthopedic Society and is currently the first president-elect of the Clinical Orthopedic Society. He holds several committee positions in New York State as the AAOS Board of Council representing the NYS Society of Orthopedic Surgery.
On the national level, Dr. Razi has completed the AAOS Leadership Fellow Program, the two-year Northwell Physician Leadership Development Program, and the APEX AOA/USC Leadership Program. He is involved in several residency related societies and committees within the AAOS and AOA/CORD and is a member at large of the AAOS Now Editorial Board and reviewer for several orthopedic journals.
Dr. Razi is a member of CORD Academic Committee, a Co-Chair of CORD Universal Offer Day Workgroup, a liaison of CORD Accreditation & Compliance/ACGME, a member of the AOA Leadership Fellowship Committee, and the AOA Own the Bone Program Membership Subcommittee as well as governing board member of COERG (Collaborative Orthopedic Educational Research Group). He has participated in the ACGME Orthopedic Surgery Milestone II Work Group, and is currently serving as an oral examiner for the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Dr. Razi received the Outstanding Educator of the Year/Clinical Affiliate Faculty Award from Downstate College of Medicine in 2021 and the AAOS Achievement Award in 2017