Dr. Mahmoud Almasri MD, FRCSC


Dr. Almasri is an accomplished researcher and an expert in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the hip, shoulder and knee. He graduated from McGill University in 2014, where he completed his Doctorate in Medicine. He subsequently performed a 5-year residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Ottawa, in Canada’s capital. This was followed by a position as an Orthopaedic Surgeon and SportsMedicine fellow at the Cincinnati SportsMedicine & Orthopaedic Center, one of the premier SportsMedicine institutions in the world. While in Cincinnati, Dr Almasri was also involved in the medical care of two major professional sports teams, which were the FC Cincinnati Major League Soccer Team and the Cincinnati Bengals NFL football team. After completing a
forementioned fellowship, Dr. Almasri completed a comprehensive hip preservation Fellowship McMaster University, which ranks as one of the best training programs for hip arthroscopy in the world.

Dr. Almasri has published numerous full-length scientific articles in the field of hip preservation and sports medicine. His focus is on providing
patient centered orthopaedic care, tailored to the unique needs of each one of his patients, driven by the latest and best evidence in sports medicine and hip preservation surgery.

Practice Names & Titles

Mercy Health – Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center

Orthopaedic Surgeon and Hip Preservation Specialist

Core Faculty, Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center Sports Medicine Fellowship


Hip Preservation

General Orthopaedics

Sports Medicine





Additional Information

Conditions Treated

Conditions Treated


  • FAI (Femoroacetabular Impingement) Syndrome
  • Labral Tears
  • Abductor Tears
  • Athletic Disorders
  • Proximal Hamstring Disorders
  • Hip Osteoarthritis


  • Instability
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Arthritis


  • ACL Tears
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Arthritis

Surgical Interest

Clinical Interest

Hip Preservation Surgery, Athletic Hip Disorders 

Hip Labral Repair and Labral Reconstruction 

Hip Cartilage Repair and Orthobiologics 

Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery (Direct Anterior Approach) 

Sports Medicine Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder 

Board Certification

Board Certification

Board Eligible, Orthopaedic Surgery 

Board Certified, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 



Undergraduate: University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Medical School: McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Canada

Residency: University of Ottawa (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Sports Medicine Fellowship: Mercy Health-Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center

Hip Preservation Fellowship: McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Awards & Honors

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow of the Year Award – Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 
  • Helen Lemieux Internship Award – Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Montreal, Canada 
  • The Ottawa Hospital Commitment to Safety Award, Ottawa, Canada 
  • Kevric Summer Research Award, McGill University, Canada  

Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) 
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA) 
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) 
  • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Division of Surgery) 
  • Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) 
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 
  • American Medical Association  

Research Activities

Research Activities

  • Clinical and Surgical Outcomes in Hip Arthroscopy and FAI Syndrome 
  • Surgical Education in Hip Arthroscopy  



  • Almasri M, Ayeni OR.  Editorial Commentary: Defining proficiency in hip arthroscopic surgery is facing its own learning curve.  Arthroscopy, 2020; 36(12): 3106-3107. 
  • Almasri M, Simunovic N, Heels-Ansdell D, Ayeni OR; FIRST Investigators. Femoroacetabular impingement surgery leads to early pain relief but minimal functional gains past 6 months: experience from the FIRST trial. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2021 Jan 2.  
  • Almasri M, Simunovic N, Heels-Ansdell D, Ayeni OR; FIRST Investigators.  Hip Osteochondroplasty May Benefit the Non-Ideal Patient with FAI: Analysis from the EPIC Study. In process, 2021 
  • Almasri M, Simunovic N, Heels-Ansdell D, Ayeni OR; FIRST Investigators. Urinary and Sexual Dysfunction following FAI Surgery: Analysis from the FIRST trial. In process, 2021 
  • Wang C, Cohen D, Almasri M, Simunovic N, Ayeni OR. Systematic Review of the literature addressing the utility of the FEAR INDEX in defining hip instability. In process, 2021 
  • Wang C, Cohen D, Kay J, Almasri M, Simunovic N, Ayeni OR. Effect of Rotational Abnormalities on Outcomes Following Hip Arthroscopy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. In process, 2021. 
  • Cohen D, Wang C, Almasri M, Simunovic N, Ayeni OR. Evaluation of femoral osteochondroplasty in FAI surgery. A systematic review evaluating imaging modalities. In process, 2021. 
  • Lameire DL, Abdel Khalik A, Zakharia A, Kay J, Almasri M, de SA D. Autologous bone grafting of the patella defect following ACL reconstruction with bone-patella tendon-bone autograft: a systematic review.  Arthroscopy, Submitted 2020. 
  • Almasri M, Kohrs B, Wendt A, Nolan J, Fleckenstein C, Hasan SS.  Reverse shoulder arthroplasty in patients 85 years and older is safe and effective.  In process, 2020.  
  • Aldhuhoori S, Almasri M, Nicholls SG, Whitcomb Pollock J, et al.  What outcomes are important in the recovery from acromio-clavicular (AC) joint pathology?  A focus group study with patients and surgeons.  Disabil Rehabil, 2020; ePub ahead of print.  
  • Ajrawat P, Dwyer T, Almasri M, Veillette C, Romeo A, et al.  Bone marrow stimulation decrease re-tear rates following primary arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 2019; 28: 782-791. 
  • Almasri M, Kishta W, Abduljabbar FH, Arlet V, et al.  Ischiospinal dysostosis in a child with Pierre-Robin syndrome.  Hindawi Case Reports in Orthopedics, 2017; ePub 
  • Montezano AC, Burger D, Paravicini TM, Chignalia AZ, Yusuf H, Almasri M, et al.  Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate reduced oxidase 5 (Nox5) regulation by angiotensin II and endothelin-1 is mediated via calcium/calmodulin-dependent, rac-1-independent pathways in human endothelial cells.  Circ Res, 2010; 106: 1363-1373. 

Book Chapters

Book Chapters

  • Walker M, Almasri M, , Ayeni OR. Book Chapter: Hip Osteoarthritis, Etiology & Treatment Options. Musculoskeletal Disorders, Springer. Submitted to Springer, 2020.
  • Almasri M, Noyes FR. Anterior Closing Wedge Osteotomy of the Proximal Tibia – Video Review & Technical Instruction. Published on VuMedi, Aug 31 2020.  

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