Joint replacement pioneer Dr. Darioush Nasseri dies of COVID-19 complications

Angie Stewart -   Print  |

Retired hip and knee replacement surgeon Darioush Nasseri, MD, died April 11 of COVID-19-related complications, according to The Baltimore Sun.

Born in Iran, Dr. Nasseri died at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., at age 84.

While practicing at the University of Bonn School of Medicine in Germany in the early 1970s, Dr. Nasseri was part of a team that pioneered an early hip transplant, his son told The Baltimore Sun. Dr. Nasseri and his team lectured about the procedure throughout the U.S.

In 1973, Dr. Nasseri returned to Iran and established his orthopedic practice at the Shafa Orthopedics Hospital in Tehran.

Political unrest in Iran escalated in December of 1978, when Dr. Nasseri and his wife were visiting their son in the U.S. They were unable to return home and were forced to start over elsewhere.

Dr. Nasseri, whose medical licenses were from Germany and Iran, explored opportunities in the U.S. This required him to pass all his medical exams again for certification, which he accomplished in 1981.

Dr. Nasseri joined the staff at Johns Hopkins' orthopedic department and later at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, both in Baltimore, until he retired in 2016.

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