Dr. Nakashian is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating all disorders of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. He is a fellow of both the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS), and American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). He is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and has earned a Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and history from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he played on the rugby team, he went on to obtain a masters degree in medical sciences at Boston University. He returned to his home state of New Jersey, attending medical school at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where he was inducted into both the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He subsequently completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Connecticut, where he received the Cavazos Award as the “most outstanding resident, mentor and role-model.” This was followed by an orthopedic hand and upper extremity fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Nakashian has been active in research throughout his career, which has resulted in numerous publications in orthopedic journals and textbooks. He also has a passion for international volunteer medicine, having participated in the inaugural mission trip for The Touching Hands Project, traveling to Haiti and performing both general orthopedic trauma surgery and surgical treatment for children with congenital malformations of the hand and wrist.
Out of the office, Dr. Nakashian is a devoted husband and father. He enjoys playing guitar and various athletic pursuits, including surfing, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, soccer and rock climbing.
Orthopaedic Institute Brielle Orthopaedics relentlessly pursues better orthopedic care by hiring doctors with unparalleled expertise, employing cutting edge technology, and spending actual time listening to our patients so we can better understand their goals.
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OIBO aims to create a center of orthopedic excellence in Central New Jersey through the application of innovation cutting-edge orthopaedic technology, through uncommon expertise, and through a genuine patient-over-profit approach.
As orthopaedic care has become more corporate and transactional, OrthoNJ prioritizes exceptional doctor/patient relationships. As part of OrthoNJ, we harness the power to put patients first. How do we do it? Through the relentless pursuit of better care.