Specialty training: Total Join Replacement and Limb Salvage Surgery
Dr. Nassif is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in Total
Join replacements. He is fellowship trained in Total joint replacements
at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He focuses on the
surgical treatment of hip osteoarthritis and knee osteoarthritis, rheumatoid
arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, avascular necrosis or osteonecrosis
and post traumatic arthritis. Dr. Nassif also specializes in the care
of failed total hip replacements and failed total knee joint replacements
that require revisions (Re-dos).
Dr. Nassif utilizes the most up-to-date minimally invasive surgical techniques
to optimize patient function and outcomes. He also utilizes enhanced recovery
techniques to minimize hospital stays for patient undergoing total joint
replacements and for select patients he performs same day discharge to
Dr. Nassif performs the following procedures:
- Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement
- Posterior Total Hip Replacement
- Total Knee Replacement
- Unicompartmental Knee Replacement (Partial Knee Replacement)
- Revision total hip replacements
- Revision total knee replacements
- Repair of fractures around total hip and Knee replacements (periprosthetic
Dr. Nassif grew up in Southern California and attended the University of
California, Irvine where he received his Bachelor’s degrees in biology
and physics. He earned his Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School
where he graduated with Honors. Dr. Nassif then went on to complete his
residency training at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Following residency, he continued his training at the Hospital for Special
Surgery in New York City, where he focused on hip and knee replacement
surgery and adult joint reconstruction. Finally, Dr. Nassif received additional
training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in advanced joint reconstructive
surgery, limb salvage surgery and the care of benign and malignant tumors
of the soft tissue and bone.
Dr. Nassif has been active in research and the advancement of joint replacement
and reconstruction surgery. He has authored multiple book chapters as
well as presented at many regional, national and international meetings.
He is active in fellow education as faculty member of the Hoag
Dr. Nassif has also volunteered internationally with Orthopedics Overseas
and helped provide orthopedic education and training to residents in Tanzania.
Dr. Nassif lives in Irvine with his family. In his leisure time, he enjoys
spending time with his family, playing tennis, water sports and long distance
running. He has completed 3 marathons and 2 half marathons.