Shervin V. Oskouei, MD

OskoueiShervin V. Oskouei, MD, assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at Emory University, is an expert in the treatment of musculoskeletal (extremity) tumors, total hip and total knee replacements and revisions. Dr. Oskouei started practicing at Emory in 2004. He heads The Emory Musculoskeletal Oncology and Limb Reconstruction Center, a world-class center treating a variety of conditions, including benign and malignant tumors of the extremities and spine.

Dr. Oskouei is board-certified and fellowship trained in orthopaedic surgery. Combining his experience and interests with the state-of-the-art facilities of Emory University and the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University allows Dr. Oskouei to treat patients with the latest modalities using a multi-disciplinary approach.

What makes Dr. Oskouei a standout?

He is only one of two fellowship-trained orthopaedic oncologists in the state of Georgia (the other is his partner, David Monson, MD). He also performs hundreds of total hip and total knee replacements annually, specifically more difficult primary replacements or revisions.

Groundbreaking research

  • He is involved with numerous projects involving musculoskeletal tumors. In collaboration with the Winship Cancer Institute, his team is looking at specific markers to develop drugs against sarcomas and is establishing a database of sarcomas at Emory.
  • He is also on two separate national teams to design the orthopaedic implants of the future. He is looking at advanced biomaterials and trying to develop ways to make soft tissues attach more readily to orthopaedic implants.
  • The center is currently involved in numerous basic science and clinical studies, including various phase 1 and phase 2 trials.

Innovative Procedures/Treatments

One of the most exciting arenas in the treatment of pediatric extremity sarcomas is the development of expandable implants. The Emory Musculoskeletal Oncology and Limb Reconstruction Center offers this modality of treatment for its younger patients who are continuing to lengthen their bones. The latest devices allow lengthening of the bone using a noninvasive technique with a simple magnet held against the patient's leg. Dr. Oskouei performed the first expandable tumor implant in the state of Georgia for growing children with extremity tumors. He has performed numerous implant reconstructions for midshaft bone loss, which allows salvaging of adjacent joints. This treatment has only recently become available and is performed for a variety of conditions, including tumors, infection, nonunions and metabolic bone disease. The patient's own joint is preserved.

Specialties include:

  • Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Tourniquet-less Knee Replacement
  • Gender-specific Total Knee Replacements
  • Patient-specific Customized Knee Replacements with Custom Surgical Blocks
  • Partial or Unicompartmental Knee Replacements
  • Patellofemoral Knee Replacement
  • Extremity Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Hip Replacement Surgery
  • General Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Limb Length Discrepancy Correction
  • Treatment of Nonunions

The Road to Emory: Education

  • Medical School: Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, Augusta, GA 1998
  • Internship: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 1999
  • Residency: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 2003
  • Fellowship: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 2004

Awards

  • Administrative Excellent Resident Teaching Award
  • Emory University School of Medicine, 2000
  • Marmor Award For Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2002

Professional Memberships

  • The Georgia Orthopaedic Society
  • The Southern Orthopedic Society
  • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
  • The Children’s Oncology Group

Personal

Dr. Oskouei participates in a variety of sports, including snow skiing, wakeboarding and running. He completed the Chicago marathon and was previously a snow skiing instructor.  He speaks French, Italian and Farsi.