Venus Vakhshori

Assistant Professor


Dr. Vakhshori is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery. She completed her fellowship training in hand and upper extremity at New York University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Prior to fellowship training, she completed residency training at the University of Southern California, which included one year dedicated to basic science research. In her free time, Dr. Vakhshori enjoys yoga, crocheting, and spending time with her family and dog.

Awards & Recognition

  • ASSH Annual Meeting Scholarship, 2021
  • Senior Research Paper Award, First Place, 2021
  • C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum Participant, 2020
  • International Section of Fracture Repair winner at the Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting, 2020
  • Robert Bucholz Journal Club Grant (JBJS Resident Education Fund), 2018
  • Adrian E. Flatt Resident and Fellow Scholarship, 2018
  • Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society 99th Scientific Meeting, 2nd Place Oral Abstract Presentation, 2012
  • Clinical Neuroscience Training Program Summer Research Fellowship, 2012
  • Walter Lewis Croll Medical School Scholarship, 2011-2013


View Dr. Vakhshori's Publications on PubMed

Professional Associations

  • Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2019-Present
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2015-Present
  • Member, Orthopaedic Research Society, 2017-Present
  • Member, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, 2017-Present
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa Society, 2007-Present

Research Summary

Research Interests

  • Distal radius fractures
  • Tissue transfer
  • Hand arthritis

Clinical Summary

Hand injuries and conditions have the potential to upend a patient's life and need to be treated with consideration of the patient as a whole. I partner with my patients to fully understand their symptoms and how their condition impacts their lives. With a passion in research, I incorporate the latest techniques to provide the best patient care possible.

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Board eligible

Clinical Interests

Fractures of the fingers, hand, and wrist; Nerve compression; Finger, hand, and wrist osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis surgery; Joint replacement in the hand and wrist; Tendon repair, reconstruction, and transfers; Peripheral nerve repairs, releases, and transfers; Dupuytren's disease; Kienbock's disease; Hand and wrist tumors; Infections and osteomyelitis; Fracture nonunion and malunion; Wrist arthroscopy; Microvascular surgery; Amputation care and targeted muscle reinnervation



Administrative Contact

Monique York
Fax: 612-273-7959

Clinic Information
M Health Fairview Clinics & Surgery Center
909 Fulton Street SE,
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Orthopedic Surgery (4th Floor) | (612) 672-7100

Mailing Address
University of Minnesota
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
2450 Riverside Avenue South
Suite R200
Minneapolis, MN 55454