The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY. Orthopaedic Sports
Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellow, August 1, 2000-July 31, 2001.
Experience with professional and collegiate athletes: NY Mets, Long Island
Power, Iona College.
The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY. Orthopaedic surgery
resident, July 1996-June 2000. Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2004.
The New York Hospital, New York, NY. General surgery intern, 1995-96.
Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, MA
Thesis: The Contractile Mechanism of Healing Ligaments.
Doctor of Medicine 1995.
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 1991
Graduate study in statistics and kinesiology. Programmed with BMDP
University of California, Davis, CA.
Elected to Tau Beta Pi and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies
Graduated with Highest Honors; Awarded Mechanical Engineering Citation.
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 1985
Cordova High School, Rancho Cordova, CA. Valedictorian 1980
Orthopaedic Surgeon 2007
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Clinic, San Jose, CA.
Specializing in Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine injuries.
Board Certified, ABOS.
Orthopedic Surgeon –Partner 2001-2006
TPMG, Santa Clara Medical Center, Santa Clara, CA.
Chairman of Value Analysis Committee: Regulating operating room equipment
and vendors. Chairman of Interface Committee for the Northern California
Sports Medicine Peer Group. Spotlight physician for Santa Clara Medical
Center, Spring 2004.
Team Physician 2003-present
San Jose City College, San Jose, CA.
Responsible for pre-season physicals, game coverage and athletes’ care.
Volunteer Physician 2007
National Taekwondo Tournament, San Jose Convention Center, CA.
Soft Tissue Laboratory, The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY.
Investigating hormonal differences between human male and female anterior
cruciate ligament cells using techniques in cell culture, immunohistochemistry
and flow cytometry.
Research Assistant 1992-94
Orthopedic Research Laboratory, with Dr. Myron Spector, Dept. of
Orthopaedic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA.
Researched the contractile mechanism of healing ligaments in a rabbit model
using immunohistochemistry and transmission electron microscopy.
Research Assistant 1992
Pathologic Research Laboratory, Dr. G. Gabbiani, Dept. of Pathology,
University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. Investigated the techniques for
evaluating the characteristics of alpha-smooth muscle actin using
immunohistochemistry and Western blot analysis.
Aortic Application Specialist 1990-91
W.L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff, AZ. Provided technical expertise for aortic
vascular grafts to sales associates and surgeons. Served as marketing liaison for
research team to aid in direction of new product development. Created new
product package image.
Computer Analyst 1989
COE, Sacramento, CA. Supported users on worldwide computer application
for the Technical Center of Expertise using Unix and personal computers.
Fitness Consultant 1988-89
Body Image, Rome, Italy. Developed and implemented injury prevention and
exercise programs for an Italian health spa; trained aerobic instructors; and
managed sales of athletic equipment and attire. Fluent in Italian.
Development Engineer 1987
Manufacturing Engineering Specialist 1985-87
Production Support Engineer 1984
Hewlett Packard, Santa Clara, CA. Designed and mechanically tested 05371
Counter. Managed mechanical concerns for New Product Group. Educated
personnel in Design for Manufacturability techniques. Researched and
developed new ergonomic concepts in production plans. Designed in
The Sports Medicine Approach to Shoulder Injuries, American Society of
Hand Therapists, Cupertino, CA August 2007.
Current Trends in Adhesive Capsulitis. Nova Care Lecture. Los Gatos, CA,
Complex Knee Break-out Session: PCL & Posterolateral Corner. JOJ
Orthopaedic Symposium. San Francisco, CA, November 2006.
ACL Session, AOSSM Specialty Day. Moderator, 75th AAOS, 2005.
Arthrocentesis and Exam of the Knee. Instructor, Annual Scientific Meeting
California Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians. Lake Tahoe,
Complications of Interscalene Block Anesthesia in Ambulatory Shoulder
Surgery. Podium Presentation, 3rd Biennial Shoulder and Elbow Meeting.
Orlando, FL, April 2002.
Faryniarz DA, Chaponnier C, Gabbiani G, Yannas IV, Spector M. The
contractile mechanism of the healing collateral ligament: an
immunohistochemical and ultrastructural study in rabbits. Trans Orthop Res
Soc 19: 63; Podium Presentation, 40th Annual Meeting, Feb, 1994.
Winalski CS, Zimani AA, Weissman BN, Koris MJ, Faryniarz DA, Ainslie M.
Functional musculoskeletal imaging in a vertically open magnetic resonance
imager; Exhibit: Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North
FORUM Society of Fellowship Trained Female Orthopaedic Surgeons 2006
Arthroscopy Association of North American applicant 2007
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2005-present
Blind Babies Foundation, Vice President, Board of Directors 2004-present
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow 2005-present
Santa Clara Orthopaedic Society 2004-present
Santa Clara Medical Association 2002- present
California Medical Association 2002-present
California Orthopedic Association 2006-present
Ruth Jackson Society 1997-present
Recipient “Top Doctor” Orthopedic Surgeon, San Jose Magazine 2005
HSS Circle of Excellence 1999-2001
Johnson & Johnson Research Fellowship 1992
Who’s Who of American Women 1986
Mechanical Engineering Citation 1985
Chancellor’s Ambassador 1981-83
All-American for Cross-Country 1981-82
Oakland Scottish Rite Scholar 1980-85 (Outstanding Scholar 1983)
University of California Regents Scholar 1980-84
YMCA Basketball Coach 2006
TPMG Operating Room Value Analysis Committee, Chairman 2003-present
HSS Medical Prescription Variance Committee 1999-2001
HMS Surgical Seminar Co-Founder/Director 1993-95
HST Admissions Committee 1992-95
Walden's Thoreau Throw Quadrathlon Coordinator 1992-95
HST Dinner Committee 1991-92
UCDMC Volunteer, Orthopaedic Clinic 1989
Hewlett Packard Emergency Medical Team 1985-87
Battle of the Corporate Stars National Team 1986
UCD Track & Cross-Country Team, Distance Captain 1980-84
Golf, travel, ballroom & Latin dance, rollerblading, skiing, SCUBA