Asif Ilyas, MD,MBA,FACS Expert Witness

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  • Phone: 610-477-5101
  • Cell: 610-477-5101

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery

Keywords/Search Terms:

vaccine injury, nerve damage/compression, carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, brachial plexus, opioids, narcotics, pill mills, trauma, fractures, compartment syndrome, amputation, scarring, arthritis, infection, MRSA, trigger finger, tendonitis, epicondylitis, medical device design, causation, disability


BS, Wilkes University (summa cum laude); MD, Drexel University (alpha omega alpha); MBA, Brown University

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Additional Information

Thought leader, prolific researcher, and dedicated educator. Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Holds a Subspecialty Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery. Active clinical practice at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute in Philadelphia focusing on hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and nerve injuries. Completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the Temple University Hospital and his Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital as a Harvard Fellow. Holds the rank of Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Thomas Jefferson University. Serves as the Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship Program Director as well at Jefferson. Previously served as an Assistant Professor at the Temple University Hospital and Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Medical School. Recipient of numerous honors and awards, including being annually recognized by Castle & Connolly Top Doctors for Philadelphia. Received multiple teaching awards from his medical students, residents, and fellows. Frequent speaker at national meetings with over 200 podium presentations. Has authored over 150 articles and 15 book chapters and serves as an editor/reviewer for multiple scientific journals. Previously served as President of the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society. Over 10 years of expert witness experience, including regular deposition and trial testimonies. Serves as an expert for all injuries and complaints of the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and nerves. Holds special expertise and interest in vaccine-related shoulder injuries and opioid-prescribing abuse. Current Research Includes: -Vaccine-related shoulder injuries -Opioid-related prescribing abuse -Opioid-related mortality and epidemiology -Opioid-sparing pain management strategies -Operating room radiation safety -Fracture implant biomechanical evaluation -Infections of the hand and upper extremity -Fragility fractures & Osteoporosis management -Wide Awake Hand Surgery