Reza Firoozabadi, MD, MA

Associate Professor
Director of Orthopaedic Trauma Research

Medical School
Boston University School of Medicine
Univ. of Calif. San Francisco (Orth)
Univ. of Calif. San Francisco (Orth
Traumatology, Harborview Medical Center/University of Washington
Board Certification
Board Certified

Dr. Firoozabadi received his bachelor’s degree in Molecular Cell Biology from University of California, Berkeley. He received his M.D. from Boston University School of Medicine and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He also obtained a Masters Degree in Medical Sciences at Boston University. He subsequently completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco. Following his residency, he completed an Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at the University of Washington / Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Firoozabadi is devoted to teaching orthopaedic residents/fellows and improving the quality of patient care through research. His research interests focus on both the clinical and technical aspects of orthopaedic trauma surgery and the injured patient. Dr. Firoozabadi is an attending orthopaedic trauma surgeon at Harborview Medical Center and sees patients for trauma related injuries.

Personal Interests

In his free time Dr. Firoozabadi enjoys bicycling, gardening and going to the beach.

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  • Obtaining Correct Ankle Alignment Using Intraoperative External Fixation for Ankle Arthrodesis.
    Firoozabadi R, Thuillier D, Benirschke S.
    J Foot Ankle Surg. 2017 Mar - Apr;56(2):242-246. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2016.11.016.
  • Does Pelvic Embolization Increase Infection Rates in Patients Who Undergo Open Treatment of Acetabular Fractures
    Firoozabadi R, Little M, Alton T, Scoloro J, Agel J, Kogut M.
    J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Feb 15. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000771. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Management and radiographic outcomes of femoral head fractures.
    Scolaro JA, Marecek G, Firoozabadi R, Krieg JC, Routt ML.
    J Orthop Traumatol. 2017 Feb 10. doi: 10.1007/s10195-017-0445-z. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Heterotopic Ossification in Acetabular Fracture Surgery.
    Firoozabadi R, Alton T, Sagi HC.
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2017 Feb;25(2):117-124. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-15-00366.
  • Firoozabadi R, Cross W, Krieg J, Routt M, Acetabular Fractures in the Senior Population-Epidemiology, Mortality and Treatments, Archives of Bone & Joint Surgery, Dec 2016 
  • Dynamizations and Exchanges: Success Rates and Indications.
    Litrenta J, Tornetta P 3rd, Vallier H, Firoozabadi R, Leighton R, Egol K, Kruppa C, Jones CB, Collinge C, Bhandari M, Schemitsch E, Sanders D, Mullis B.
    J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Dec;29(12):569-73. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000311.
    PMID: 26595595
  • Neurologic Injury in Operatively Treated Acetabular Fractures.
    Bogdan Y, Tornetta P 3rd, Jones C, Gilde AK, Schemitsch E, Vicente M, Horwitz D, Sanders D, Firoozabadi R, Leighton R, de Dios Robinson J, Marcantonio A, Hamilton B.
    J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Oct;29(10):475-8. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000362.
    PMID: 25967856
  • Special Technical Articles Prevention of Iliosacral Screw Intrusion Through the Lateral Iliac Cortex Firoozabadi, Reza MD, MA*; Oldenburg, Frederick P. MD†; Krieg, James C. MD‡; Routt, Milton L. “Chip MD§”
 Techniques in Orthopaedics: March 2015 - Volume 30 - Issue 1 - p 57–60 doi: 10.1097/BTO.0000000000000114
  • Kirschner wire bending.
    Firoozabadi R, Kramer PA, Benirschke SK.
    J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Nov;27(11):e260-3. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e318290f818.
    PMID: 23515120
  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis in Clinical Research, AAOS Basic Science Textbook, Firoozabadi R, Morshed S. Einhorn & Buckwalter, 2012.


Videos Featuring Dr. Firoozabadi

Presenting at the Orthopaedic Trauma Accociation - Posterior Wall Acetabular Fractures

Presenting at the Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Grand Rounds- Feburary 4, 2015- Nutrition & Trauma

Presenting at the Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Grnad Rounds - October 3, 2012- Pelvic Ring Injuries: Evaluation & Management 

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