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Hanif Hussaini, MD

Foot & Ankle Center

Dr. Hanif Hussaini is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. He has strong clinical interest in all aspects of foot and ankle care, and extensive experience with minimally invasive techniques for a wide variety of conditions, including bunion and hammertoe correction, ankle arthritis, ankle instability and Achilles' tendon disorders.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Hussaini has presented his research in the field of orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery at several national and state conferences. He has published multiple peer-reviewed papers and co-authored a book chapter on the use of synthetic graft for the treatment of peroneal tendon disorders.

Dr. Hussaini’s outside interests include spending time with his wife and two daughters, playing basketball, reading, hiking, cycling and traveling.

  • Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Residency: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Fellowship: The Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center, Falls Church, VA
  • Undergraduate: Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Best Opioid Session Research Award – North Carolina Orthopaedic Association (Oct 2018)
  • Chief Resident – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Residency (July 2018)
  • M.D. with Distinction in Research Award – Saint Louis University School of Medicine (May 2014)
  • Research Fellowship Award – Saint Louis University School of Medicine (March 2011)


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society


  • Hussaini SH, Wang KY, Luo TD, Scott AT. Effect of the Strengthening Opioid Misuse Prevention (STOP) Act on Opioid Prescription Practices After Ankle Fracture Fixation. Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics 2019 4:4.
  • Hussaini SH, Jackman JM, Cannada LK. Comparison of length of stay after isolated femoral and tibial shaft fractures at two level 1 trauma centers. Curr Orthop Pract. 2014 Dec; 25(6):568-572.
  • Chitano P, Wang L, Degan S, Worthington CL, Pozzato V, Hussaini SH, Turner WC, Dorscheid DR, Murphy TM. Ovalbumin sensitization of guinea pig at birth prevents the ontogenetic decrease in airway smooth muscle responsiveness. Physiol Rep. 2014 Dec 11;2(12).
  • Neufeld SK, Cuttica DJ, Hussaini SH. “Synthetic Graft Augmentation (Polyurethane Urea) for Reconstruction of Peroneal Tendon Injury.” The Peroneal Tendons: A Clinical Guide to Evaluation and Management. Accepted for publication April 2020.

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