Dr. Parvizi is the James Edward Professor of orthopedic surgery at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He is director and vice chairman of research. His clinical practice involves reconstruction of complex pelvis, hip, and knee conditions with special emphasis on joint preservation, periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), and management of young patients with hip disorders such as dysplasia and femoroacetabular impingement.
Dr. Parvizi chaired the workgroup of the Musculoskeletal Infection Society (MSIS) workshop that proposed the MSIS definition of PJI in 2010 that has been adopted by the Center for Disease Control as the definition of PJI. He was the president of MSIS in 2013 and as part of his presidential initiative held the International Consensus Group (ICG) on Periprosthetic Joint Infection that brought together over 300 world experts on PJI from 52 countries and 130 different societies.
He has received wide recognition for his clinical and basic science research including numerous awards from The Hip Society, The Knee Society, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, The MSIS and numerous other organizations. Dr. Parvizi was given the Best Researcher of the year award in 2011 by the Arthritis Foundation. He has published over 700 scientific articles and is the editor of 18 textbooks in related subjects including books on the Hip and the Knee.