Samia Ghaffar, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address155 N Fresno St
Fresno CA 93701
Phone559-459-4062
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    Samia Ghaffar, M.D.
    Clinical Instructor, UCSF

    Samia Ghaffar, M.D. earned her medical degree from University of California, Irvine. Her residency in Orthopaedic Surgery was completed at University of California, San Francisco, Fresno and she completed her fellowship in Spine Surgery at Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington. She is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

    Her clinical interests include surgical treatment of the full range of spine conditions from the upper cervical spine to the sacrum. This includes spine trauma, tumors, infection, degenerative spine conditions such as Stenosis and Disc Pathology, and spine deformities such as Scoliosis, Kyphosis, and Spondylolisthesis.

    Dr. Ghaffar has given presentations on spine-related topics both nationally and internationally, and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. In addition, she has spoken at elementary and high schools with students interested in medical careers, and has volunteered her time for many organizations.

    Dr. Ghaffar is a co-founder of UC Irvine's first student-run free clinic and serves as the undergraduate representative for Shifa Community Clinic in Sacramento, California. She is fluent in Urdu.

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    1. Short Versus Long Intramedullary Nails in the Treatment of Pertrochanteric Hip Fractures: Incidence of Ipsilateral Fractures and Costs Associated With Each Implant. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 Mar; 30(3):119-24. Lindvall E, Ghaffar S, Martirosian A, Husak L. PMID: 26270458.
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    2. Neuropilin-2 expression is inhibited by secreted Wnt antagonists and its down-regulation is associated with reduced tumor growth and metastasis in osteosarcoma. Mol Cancer. 2015 Apr 17; 14:86. Ji T, Guo Y, Kim K, McQueen P, Ghaffar S, Christ A, Lin C, Eskander R, Zi X, Hoang BH. PMID: 25890345.
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    3. Dkk-3, a secreted wnt antagonist, suppresses tumorigenic potential and pulmonary metastasis in osteosarcoma. Sarcoma. 2013; 2013:147541. Lin CH, Guo Y, Ghaffar S, McQueen P, Pourmorady J, Christ A, Rooney K, Ji T, Eskander R, Zi X, Hoang BH. PMID: 23476112.
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    4. The Wnt signaling pathway: implications for therapy in osteosarcoma. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2011 Aug; 11(8):1223-32. McQueen P, Ghaffar S, Guo Y, Rubin EM, Zi X, Hoang BH. PMID: 21916576.
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    5. The Wnt inhibitory factor 1 restoration in prostate cancer cells was associated with reduced tumor growth, decreased capacity of cell migration and invasion and a reversal of epithelial to mesenchymal transition. Mol Cancer. 2010 Jun 23; 9:162. Yee DS, Tang Y, Li X, Liu Z, Guo Y, Ghaffar S, McQueen P, Atreya D, Xie J, Simoneau AR, Hoang BH, Zi X. PMID: 20573255.
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