Dr. Namdar (Nami) Kazemi originally set out to be a biomedical engineer, following in his father’s footsteps. However, once his coursework turned to Medicine, he knew that his true passion was in the medical field and caring for people.  He chose orthopedics, as it relates closely to biomedical engineering and the function of the human body’s joints, with the hope to help all of his patients in getting back to what they love to do.  

He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland. Following that he spent one year at the prestigious National Institutes of Health and conducted research studies in the field of biophysics. He then went on to The George Washington University and earned his medical degree. Subsequently he completed one year of orthopaedic traumatology research and five years of orthopaedic residency training at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. 

For additional training & to further his education, Dr. Kazemi completed a shoulder and elbow fellowship at the Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. He trained under world renowned shoulder surgeon, Evan Flatow. His other mentors included internationally recognized surgeons: Leesa Galatz, Michael Hausman, and Bradford Parsons. 

Dr. Kazemi has published more than 14 peer-reviewed articles, 4 book chapters, 12 poster presentations, and has lectured and presented nationally.  He also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, which is exclusively focused on treating injury & disease of the upper extremity.  Dr. Kazemi continues to participate in orthopedic research projects & has received various grants to help fund his research.  

In his spare time, he likes to ski, play tennis, and ride his bike.