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Dr. Faryniarz is an Associate Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Clinic. She specializes in disorders of the shoulder and knee, as well as sports-related injuries. She is a specialist in shoulder and knee arthroscopy and uses advanced minimally-invasive techniques to restore damaged joints, ligaments, and bones. She has a special interest in the athlete’s shoulder (labral and rotator cuff tears, instability and arthritis) and knee (ligament and meniscal tears, cartilage damage).

Dr. Faryniarz received her Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology. She completed her residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City, part of Cornell University’s Medical School and the oldest and most prestigious orthopaedic residency program in the country. In 2004, US News & World Report ranked HSS the best orthopedic hospital in the US.

She spent an additional year as a fellow at HSS to specialize in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. While there she served as an associate physician for the New York Mets Major League Baseball team, the Power professional women’s soccer team, and several college teams.

Upon relocating to San Jose, she served as the Team Physician at San Jose City College and volunteers her time for national sporting events in the Bay Area. She believes strongly in community service and served as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Blind Babies Foundation, helping children with visual impairment.

Dr. Faryniarz is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. She is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the FORUM Society of Fellowship Trained Female Orthopedic surgeons.

Dr. Faryniarz was raised in Rancho Cordova, California, where she graduated from high school valedictorian of her class in 1980. In 1985 she received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis, graduating with highest honors. She was also awarded the prestigious Engineering College Medal. She was an avid athlete participating in basketball, ultimate Frisbee, softball, gymnastics, track and cross-country, earning All-American status. She developed an early interest in sports medicine dealing with her own injuries and those of her brothers as they pursued careers in professional football and baseball. She continues to stay active with her husband and two boys running, biking, swimming, dancing, playing golf and skiing. She encourages her patients to be active participants in their recovery, emphasizing education and exercise as an important component of their treatment program.

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Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Clinic
2430 Samaritan Drive, San Jose, CA 95124
Office Hours: M-F 9am to 5pm