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Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Tariq A. Nayfeh, MD/PhD

Tariq Nayfeh, MD/PhD, FAAOS, is a caring board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with a specialty in joint replacements. Dr. Nayfeh sees patients at Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group, PA, which has three locations in Silver Spring, Germantown, and Rockville, Maryland.

As a joint replacement specialist, Dr. Nayfeh is experienced in all ranges of joint replacement, from simple minimally invasive replacements to the most complex revisions. He is proficient in the use of a wide variety of tools and techniques, with many at his disposal. His repertoire includes partial and total robotic knee replacements, as well as custom (Conformis) and cementless knee replacements. He also performs anterior replacement and custom (Conformis) hip replacements.

In 2006, Dr. Nayfeh was among the first surgeons in the Baltimore-Washington area to successfully perform an anterior hip replacement. Since then, he has gone on to perform thousands more. Additionally, he is also one of the first in the region to regularly perform outpatient joint replacements.

Dr. Nayfeh graduated magna cum laude and received his master's from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) in applied mechanics. Subsequently, he enrolled in a dual MD/PhD program at the University of Illinois, graduating with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering as well as an MD. He completed his residency at The Ohio State University and his fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at the Missouri Bone and Joint Center.

Dr. Nayfeh served as the chief of joint replacements at MedStar Harbor Hospital for six years. Before that, he was an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins College of Medicine. Throughout his career, Dr. Nayfeh has been recognized internationally as an expert in joint replacements. He has given lectures and performed numerous surgeries all around the globe. In addition, he has established a referral practice for infected and failed joint replacements and is actively involved in the design of new implants and instruments. Dr. Nayfeh has also lent his abilities to charity; he regularly teaches and performs surgeries in impoverished countries.

Dr. Nayfeh's priority is to utilize the latest safe technology to provide compassionate caring individualized care to all of his patients.


  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy
  • Virginia Tech
    Master of Science - MS, Engineering Mechanics
  • Virginia Tech
    Bachelor of Science - BS, Engineering Science and Mechanicss


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  1. Evaluation of Musculoskeletal and Pulmonary Bacterial Infections With [124I]FIAU PET/CT. Steve Y. Cho, Steven P. Rowe, Sanjay K. Jain, Lew C. Schon, Rex Yung, Tariq A. Nayfeh, Clifton O. Bingham, Catherine A. Foss, Sridhar Nimmagadda, Martin G. Pomper ;Molecular Imaging. 2020 Jun 29
  2. Microbial surface contamination after standard operating room cleaning practices following surgical treatment of infection. Rishi Balkissoon, Tariq Nayfeh, Kerri L. Adams, Stephen M. Belkoff, Stefan Riedel, Simon C. Mears ;Orthopedics. 2014 Apr 1
  3. Reinfected revised TKA resolves with an aggressive protocol and antibiotic infusion. Leo A. Whiteside, Tariq Nayfeh, Renée M. LaZear, Marcel E. Roy ;Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2012 Jan 1
  4. Compartment syndrome in patients with massive venous thrombosis after inferior vena cava filter placement. Addisu Mesfin, Ying Wei Lum, Tariq Nayfeh, Simon C. Mears
  5. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in TKA Treated With Revision and Direct Intraarticular Antibiotic Infusion Leo A. Whiteside, Michael Peppers, Tariq Nayfeh, Marcel E. Roy
  6. Not all zirconia femoral heads degrade in vivo. Marcel E. Roy, Leo A. Whiteside, Brian James Katerberg, Jerry Steiger, Tariq Nayfeh
  7. Gluteus maximus flap transfer for greater trochanter reconstruction in revision THA. Leo A. Whiteside, Tariq Nayfeh, Brian James Katerberg
  8. Direct exchange treatment of septic total joint arthroplasty with intra-articular infusion of antibiotics: technique and early results. Tariq Nayfeh, Leo A. Whiteside, Matthew Hirsch

Certifications & Licensure

  • MD State Medical License
    2005 - 2025
  • VA State Medical License
    2017 - 2024
  • OH State Medical License
    1999 - 2008
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • MedStar Harbor Hospital
    Brooklyn, Maryland
  • Holy Cross Germantown Hospital
    Germantown, Maryland
Tariq A. Nayfeh, MD/PhD
  • 1440 Forest Glen Rd.
    Suite 400

    Silver Spring, MD 20910

  • 9420 Key West Ave
    Suite 300

    Rockville, MD 20850

Silver Spring - Map

1440 Forest Glen Rd., Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Monday to Friday : 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat & Sun : Closed

Rockville - Map

9420 Key West Ave, Suite 300
Rockville, MD 20850

Monday to Friday : 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat & Sun : Closed

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