About Us

Arash Araghi, DO

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Specialist at The CORE Institute®

headshot araghiThe CORE Institute is proud to have Arash Araghi, DO, a fellowship-trained specialist in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow as a member of our team.

Dr. Araghi completed a seven-year accelerated B.S. /D.O. program at the New York Institute of Technology, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then went to the Peninsula Hospital Center in Far Rockaway, New York for a rotating internship, a residency year in general surgery and a residency in orthopedic surgery.

Upon completion of his orthopedic training, Dr. Araghi spent an additional fellowship year at New York University Hospital for joint diseases, advancing his knowledge and skills in shoulder and elbow surgery. He subsequently spent a second fellowship year traveling to Australia, Switzerland and finally Rochester, Minnesota at the renowned Mayo Clinic, further honing his skills amongst the best shoulder and elbow surgeons in the world.

Dr. Araghi received the 2004 "Mel Post" award for excellence in clinical research, the "Most Inspirational" award from the Peninsula Hospital Consortium Orthopedic Residency program and the "Bob Green, DO" award presented at the Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists in 2002.

Dr. Araghi compassionately cares for all his patients, individualizing treatment to fit the needs of each patient. He treats all aspects of sports and reconstructive shoulder and elbow problems, from the routine to the most complex.

Research & Experience

Board Certification

American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgeons

Areas of Specialty

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Post Graduate Education

  • 3 Month Travelling Elbow Fellowship
    Visiting Clinician Program
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 
    January - April 2003 
  • AO Trauma Fellowship
    Basel, Switzerland 
    October - December 2002
  • 2 Month Shoulder/Elbow Fellowship
    Visiting Clinician 
    Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia 
    September 2002 
  • Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
    NYU/Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New York 
    August 2001- July 2002
  • Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
    Peninsula Hospital Center, Far Rockaway, New York 
    July 1997 - June 2001 
  • Residency Year in General Surgery
    Peninsula Hospital Center, Far Rockaway, New York 
    July 1996 - June 1997
  • Rotating Internship
    Peninsula Hospital Center, Far Rockaway, New York 
    July 1995 - June 1996 

Education

7-year accelerated BS/DO program
New York Institute of Technology
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, New York
Bachelor of Science
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Sept 1988 - June 1995

Professional Associations

  • American Osteopathic Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Arizona Medical Association
  • Arizona Osteopathic Association

Honors & Awards

  • “Bob Green, DO” Award 
    Presented at the Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialist,
    Orlando, Florida 2002 
    Awarded to the candidate with highest score on written and oral orthopedic boards.
  • Mel Post Award 
    For Excellence in Clinical Research 
    In recognition of outstanding clinical research in this field of surgery 
    Presented by the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 10/2004 
  • “Most Inspirational” Award 
    Peninsula Hospital Consortium Orthopedic Residency Program 
    Presented by graduating class 6/2003

Hospital Affiliations

  • Banner Del E Webb Memorial Hospital
    • Medical Executive Committee
    •  Professional Health Committee
    •  Nurse Physician Collaboration Committee
  • Banner Boswell Medical Center, Sun City, AZ
  • John C Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital, Phoenix AZ
  • West Valley Hospital, Goodyear, AZ
  • Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Prescott AZ
  • Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Prescott Valley AZ

Current Research

  • “A Prospective Study to Evaluate Surgical
    Outcomes in Subjects With Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears Treated by Means
    of a Double-Row Arthroscopic Repair”
    • Principal Investigator
    •  Sponsor: Wyeth Research Division of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc.
      Clinical Research and Development
  • “Fixation of Midshaft Clavicle Fractures: Biomechanical evaluation
    of differences in locked superior and anterior inferior plating of stable
    and unstable fracture patterns”
  • “Fixation of Greater Tuberosity Fractures: Suture anchors compared to Screws”
    Sponsors: Arthrex, Stryker
  • Outcomes of Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for Acute Proximal
    Humerus Fractures in the Elderly Patient

Presentations

  • The CORE Institute Community Lecture Program
    New Frontiers in Shoulder Surgery
    Grandview Care Center
    Sun City West, AZ November 2011
  • The CORE Institute Community Lecture Program
    New Frontiers in Shoulder Surgery
    Kiwanis Club of Sun City West
    Sun City West, AZ August 2011
  • The CORE Institute Community Lecture Program
    Managing Shoulder Pain
    Kiwanis Club of Sun City West
    Sun City West, AZ January 2011
  • “Arthroscopic Elbow Osteocapsular Arthroplasty”
    American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
    Las Vegas, NV May 2009
  • “Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for Acute Proximal Humerus Fractures”
    Tornier Booth Presentation
    American Academy of Orthopedics
    Las Vegas, NV March 2009
  • The CORE Institute Community Lecture Program
    “Being a Physician”
    Sun Health Del E. Webb Medical Center, June 2008
  • The CORE Institute Community Lecture Program
    “Common Disorders of the Shoulder and Elbow”
    Buckeye Community Center, August 28, 2008
  • “The Evolution of Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty”
    Grand Rounds, The CORE Institute
    Phoenix AZ, 2008
  • The CORE Institute Community Lecture Program
    “Managing Shoulder Pain”
    Medisun Health Fair
    October 2008, October 2007, October 2006
  • “Advances in Shoulder Arthritis & Arthroplasty”
    Boswell Memorial Hospital, Sun City AZ
    February 2006
  • “Compressive Neuropathies of the Shoulder”
    Presented at the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
    Annual Meeting
    Orlando, Florida, 2005
  • “The Effect of Manipulation Under Anesthesia on the Stiff Elbow Following Surgical Release”
    Arash Araghi DO, Bernard Morrey MD
    Presented at the International Congress on Surgery of the Shoulder
    Washington DC, 2004
  • “Triceps Reconstruction Following Total Elbow Arthroplasty”
    Arash Araghi DO, Andrea Celli MD, Bernard Morrey MD 
    Presented at International Congress on Surgery of the Shoulder 
    Washington DC, 2004
    Presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting
    San Francisco California, 2004 
  • “The Role of Cartilage Derived Morphogenetic Protein in the Healing
    of Rotator Cuff Tears in a Rat Model” 
    Presented at the Closed meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow
    Surgeons, Research Study 
    California 2004 
  • “Revision Anterior Shoulder Reconstruction”
    Arash Araghi, DO, Andrew Rokito, MD, Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD
    Poster presentation AAOS 
    New Orleans, Louisiana, 2003 
  • “Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability With Onset After Forty Years Of Age”
    Arash Araghi, DO, Andrew Rokito, MD, Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD
    Poster presentation AAOS
    New Orleans, Louisiana, 2003
  • “Anterior Shoulder Instability”
    Grand Rounds Northshore/Long Island Jewish Medical Center 
    Long Island, New York, 2003 
  • “Posterior sternoclavicular joint dislocations: MRI/MRA as a new method for a non-invasive study of vascular flow”
    Araghi A, Sveilich N 
    Presented at ACAOS 
    New Orleans, Louisiana 1995 
  • “Monteggia equivalent fracture dislocations”
    Araghi A, Araghi A, Sveilich N 
    Presented at ACAOS 
    Washington DC, 1994

Courses

  • Co-Chairman: Trauma Boot Camp
    Phoenix, AZ, November 2010
  • Co-Chairman: Trauma Boot Camp
    Chicago, IL May, 2010 
  • Co-Chairman: Trauma Boot Camp 
    Orlando, FLFebruary 2010 
  • Co-Chairman: Trauma Boot camp 
    Pittsburgh, PA October, 2009 
  • San Diego Shoulder Institute 
    Lab Instructor, June 2009 
  • Arthrex Private Shoulder Lab
    Scottsdale, AZ May 2009
  • Vail Shoulder/Total Shoulder Roadshow 
    Vail, CO March 2009
  • Co-Chairman: Graduate Fracture Management
    New Orleans, LA March, 2009 
  • Co-Chairman: Trauma Boot camp 
    Memphis, TN 2008
  • Co- Co-Chairman: Advanced Fracture Management
    Memphis, TN 2008 
  • Co-Chairman: Trauma Boot camp 
    Atlanta GA, 2008 
  • Co-Chairman: Intermediate Trauma Boot camp
    Chicago, IL 2008 
  • Co-Chairman: Advanced Trauma Boot camp 
    Las Vegas, NV 2007 

Publications

  • “The outcome of examination (manipulation) under anesthesia on the stiff elbow after surgical contracture release”
    Araghi A, Celli A, Adams R, Morrey B.
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2009 Oct 16

  • “The effect of cartilage-derived morphogenetic protein 2 on initial healing of a rotator cuff defect in a rat model”
    Murray DH, Kubiak EN, Jazrawi LM, Araghi A, Kummer F, Loebenberg MI, Zuckerman JD.J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2007 Mar-Apr; 16(2):251-4.

  • “Triceps Insufficiency Following Total Elbow Arthroplasty”
    Andrea Celli, Arash Araghi, Robert A. Adams and Bernard F. Morrey 
    J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005;87:1957-1964 

  • “Revision anterior shoulder repair for recurrent anterior glenohumeral instability”
    Araghi A, Prasarn M, St Clair S, Zuckerman JD
    Bull Hosp Jt Dis. 2005;62(3-4):102-4 

  • “Recurrent anterior glenohumeral instability with onset after forty years of age: the role of the anterior mechanism” 
    Araghi A, Prasarn M, St Clair S, Zuckerman JD 
    Bull Hosp Jt Dis. 2005;62(3-4):99-101 

  • “Primary Total Shoulder Arthroplasty”
    Araghi A, Zuckerman JD, Rokito A 
    Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, Vol 12, No 1 (January), 2002: pp 41-49

  • “Hyphenated History: the Hueter-Volkman Law”
    Mehlman CT, Araghi A, Roy DR 
    Am J Orthop, 1997 Nov, 26:11, 798-800 

  • “Occupational Shoulder Disorders” in The Shoulder, 3rd edition. 
    Manny Halpern, PhD, Arash Araghi DO, Joseph Zuckerman MD 
    Rockwood and Matsen 

  • “Inferior Capsular Shift” in Atlas of Orthopedic Surgery: A Multimedia Reference. 
    Araghi A, Zuckerman JD Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Koval & Zuckerman eds 

  • “Open Rotator Cuff Repair” in Atlas of Orthopedic Surgery: A Multimedia Reference
    Araghi A, Zuckerman JD  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Koval & Zuckerman eds