Orthopaedic Profile: Melissa S. Arief, MD
Dr. Melissa S. Arief is an orthopaedic surgeon in Houston, TX who specializes in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery at KSF Orthopaedic Center. She graduated with general and departmental honors from Vassar College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry. Dr. Arief then earned a combined Medical Doctorate (MD) and Master of Health Science (MHS) degree, specializing in translational research at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Arief completed her residency at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, New York. While attending SUNY Downstate, she presented numerous papers at annual meetings of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), American Academy of Hand Surgery (AAHS), and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS). Dr. Arief received several awards for her work and had the honor of presenting the top paper at the ASSH meeting in San Francisco in 2014. She continued her education by completing a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at The Philadelphia Hand Center – which is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University – where she trained with world-renowned hand surgeons in all of the latest surgical procedures and techniques.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Arief moved to Houston in 2016 to join KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A.
Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Surgery Specialties
- •Trigger Finger
- •Nerve Compression Neuropathies (i.e. Carpal Tunnel, Cubital Tunnel, Radial Tunnel)
- •Nail Bed and Fingertip Injuries
- •Joint Pain
- •Traumatic Injuries
- •Overuse Syndromes
- •Ganglion Cysts
- •Tennis Elbow
- •Reconstructive Procedures
- •Joint Replacements
If you are suffering from any of these conditions, contact KSF Orthopaedic Center in Houston, TX. Dr. Arief and the other orthopaedic surgeons at our practice will detail your pain relief options and begin a course of action toward a long-term solution today.
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