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Farshad Adib, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:



University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

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Education and Training

Islamic Azad University-Tehran Medical Branch, MD

Akhtar Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery

Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, Fellowship in Sports Medicine

Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, Fellowship in Hip Preservation

Nirschl Orthopaedic Center, Virginia Hospital Center, Fellowship in Sports Medicine

University of Virginia Hospital, Fellowship in Reconstructive Surgery


Farshad Adib, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He specializes in sports medicine and total joint care. His focus is on the care of pediatric and adult patients with hip and knee disorders.

Dr. Adib serves as the Medical Director at the Across the Bridge 10K Chespeake Bay Run and was a Finish Line Physician for the Boston Marathon in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

He is the author of several peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters on the topics of hip arthroscopy and other hip and knee surgeries. In addition, he has presented his research at national and international conferences.


Research/Clinical Keywords

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction Hip arthroscopy Hip preservation surgery Meniscus repair Pediatric hip conditions (hip dysplasia, Perthes) Periacetabular osteotomy Surgical hip dislocation Total knee arthroplasty

Highlighted Publications

Elmallah RK, Chughtai M, Adib F, Bozic KJ, Kurtz SM, Mont MA. Determining health-related quality-of-life outcomes using the SF-6D following total hip arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2017;99(6):494–498.


Adib F, Kim Y-J.  Surgical dislocation of the hip. In, Flynn JM, Sankar WN, ed: Operative Techniques in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer; 2016:940–947.


Dehghan P, Adib F, Donovan S, Ochial D. The twist test: A new test for hip labral pathology. Presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists. Poster 620. Las Vegas, Nevada. February 10, 2017.

Research Interests

Dr. Adib's research interests include anterior hip replacement, prevention of infection in total joint replacement, hip preservation surgery, complications after hip arthroscopy, periacetabular osteotomy, gluteal compartment syndrome, external snapping hip syndrome, illiopsoas syndrome after hip arthroscopy, and validity and comprehensibility of the activity scales in injuries.

Clinical Specialty Details

Dr. Adib specializes in sports medicine and total joint replacement. He has extensive experience with minimally invasive surgical options, including direct anterior hip replacement surgery, impingement surgery, and hip arthroscopy. He has special interest in hip pain in young adults and offers hip preservation surgery, labral repair, periacetabular osteotomy, hip dysplasia surgery, and hip dislocation surgery. Dr. Adib also performs knee ligament reconstruction, meniscus repair, and knee replacement surgery. The pediatric conditions he treats include anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, meniscus injuries, and hip dysplasia.

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