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Karia, Ravi A., MD

Ravi A. Karia, MD
Assistant Professor, Trauma Service
Trauma and Post-trauma Reconstruction

Dr. Karia joined the Department of Orthopaedics as a faculty member in the fall of 2010. Born in Ottawa, Canada and raised in the southern United States, Dr. Karia graduated at the top of his class from Trinity University (2000) with a degree in Business Administration-Finance.

He earned his medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (2004) in Dallas, Texas where he was awarded the Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholarship for Academic Achievement (2000-2004).

He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at UTHSCSA where he was elected to serve as Chief Administrative Resident during his PGY-V year (2008-2009). He continued his training at UTHSCSA by completing a fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma (2010).

Dr. Karia’s clinical interest primarily involves fractures of the pelvis/acetabulum, complex periarticular fractures as well as fracture nonunions/malunions. His professional activities include an active involvement in resident education and teaching as well as service on multiple university and hospital committees. He is a member of the OTA, AAOS, TOA, TMA, and AMA.

Dr. Karia enjoys golf, traveling, hiking and chasing after his two young boys.


Research Project titled: 'Effect of Injury Levels on Growth Factor Concentrations in Platelet Rich Plasma' was presented at podium for the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual National Meeting, February 2009 (Las Vegas, NV) and the Texas Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, 2008 (Austin TX).
Article titled 'Hemostasis and Tourniquet' published in the Operative Techniques of Sports Medicine special issue December 2011 (Volume 19, Issue 4).