Farhan Karim, DO

Board-Certified & Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

About Dr. Karim

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Dr. Farhan Karim was born in Queens, New York and was raised on Long Island. He attended New York University, where he studied Political Science in addition to his pre-med studies. He earned his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwell Health (formerly North Shore – LIJ Health System) in Long Island, NY.

After successful completion of his residency training, he completed a Fellowship in Complex Spine Surgery at the prestigious Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington in Seattle, WA where he served as an Acting Instructor/Senior Fellow. Harborview Medical Center is the only Level 1 trauma center for the Pacific Northwest states of Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. These states represent 25% of the landmass in the United States and take severely injured patients from this entire region.

Dr. Karim has a special interest in complex and revision spine surgery, spine trauma, degenerative conditions of the cervical/lumbar spine as well as adult spinal deformity. He has attended several national conferences and continues to be active in clinical and scientific research.

Prior to his career in Orthopaedic Surgery Dr. Karim spent time working on the business side of medicine in an advisory role to hospitals, health systems, and pharmaceutical companies before realizing his true passion was patient care.

In addition to disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine Dr. Karim has significant experience in general orthopaedic surgery as well as orthopaedic trauma (fracture care).

Dr. Karim lives in West Hartford with his wife and daughter. In addition to his passion for the clinical/surgical treatment of disorders of the spine, he enjoys spending time with his family and travel. He enjoys bike riding, basketball, hiking and reading.

Recent Patient Reviews

Dr Karim is a talented and skilled surgeon that I trusted implicitly. I can’t say enough good things about him. He is a caring, compassionate surgeon with great bedside manner. He always explained everything to me in terms understandable to a non medical professional and took the time to make sure I understood and was comfortable with the course of action. The disc surgery was a success and the scar is barely noticeable. There are various post surgery follow up visits to confirm the success of the surgery. I never felt rushed and was always encouraged to voice any problems or concerns at all visits. I feel very fortunate to have found Dr Karim through the recommendation of my primary care doctor. I wouldn’t go to anyone else if I have any problems in the future.
Leslie Thomson

Review of Dr. Farhan Karim, New York City.

Dr. Karim is a very capable and knowledgable physician. He explains the circumstance you have to deal with and necessary medical procedure. He performed a delicate surgical procedure and I feel a gradual and steady healing. Let me say I heartfully recommend Dr. Karim.
Michael M.

Review of Dr. Farhan Karim, New York City.

Recent Patient Reviews

Dr Karim is a talented and skilled surgeon that I trusted implicitly. I can’t say enough good things about him. He is a caring, compassionate surgeon with great bedside manner. He always explained everything to me in terms understandable to a non medical professional and took the time to make sure I understood and was comfortable with the course of action. The disc surgery was a success and the scar is barely noticeable. There are various post surgery follow up visits to confirm the success of the surgery. I never felt rushed and was always encouraged to voice any problems or concerns at all visits. I feel very fortunate to have found Dr Karim through the recommendation of my primary care doctor. I wouldn’t go to anyone else if I have any problems in the future.
Leslie Thomson

Review of Dr. Farhan Karim, New York City.

Dr. Karim is a very capable and knowledgable physician. He explains the circumstance you have to deal with and necessary medical procedure. He performed a delicate surgical procedure and I feel a gradual and steady healing. Let me say I heartfully recommend Dr. Karim.
Michael M.

Review of Dr. Farhan Karim, New York City.

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