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Bashir Ahmed Zikria, M.D.

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Director, Sports Medicine Arthroscopy Lab, Johns Hopkins Orthopaedics at Bayview

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Languages: English, Farsi

Expertise: ACL reconstruction, Anterior Shoulder Instability, Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, Baseball Injuries, Elbow Arthroscopy, Joint Preservation, Knee Arthritis, Multi-Ligament Knee Injuries, Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Total Elbow Replacement more

Research Interests: Sports medicine injuries; Pediatric sports; Knee injuries; Sports injuries

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - White Marsh
Appointment Phone: 443-442-2080

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Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center

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Phone: 240-762-5100
Fax: 410-367-2237

Sibley Memorial Hospital

5255 Loughboro Road NW
Washington, DC 20016 map
Phone: 202-537-4000


Dr. Bashir Zikria is an associate professor of orthopedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Zikria serves as the director of sports medicine and co-director of the arthroscopy lab at Johns Hopkins Orthopaedics at Good Samaritan Hospital. His areas of clinical expertise include baseball injuries, elbow arthroscopy, orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine and total elbow replacement.

Dr. Zikria received his B.S. in biology from the Pennsylvania State University. He earned his M.Sc. from the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his M.D. from the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, New York and performed a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Miami/UHZ Sports Medicine Institute. Dr. Zikria joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2007.

His research interests include sports medicine injuries.

Dr. Zikria serves as a team physician for the Johns Hopkins Department of Athletics. In 2011, he was the physician for the Afghanistan national team that participated in the Asian Games. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. more


  • Director, Sports Medicine Arthroscopy Lab, Johns Hopkins Orthopaedics at Bayview
  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Departments / Divisions

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Shoulder Surgery
  • Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Surgery at Suburban Hospital



  • MD, Drexel University College of Medicine (2000)


  • Lenox Hill Hospital / Orthopaedic Surgery (2005)


  • UHZ Sports Medicine Institute / Sports Medicine (2006)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery / Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (2012)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery / Orthopaedic Surgery (2008)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Zikria's research focuses on sports medicine injuries. Specifically, his interests include sports injuries, knee injuries (ACL and PCL, multiligament, and tendon and ligament injuries) and pediatric sports for athletes older than 14.

Selected Publications

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  1. Bernard JA, Riguad J, Tan E, Naziri Q, Zikria B. "Sterile pretibial cyst formation following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with a bioabsorbable screw." J Long Term Eff Med Implants. 2013;23(1):61-5.
  2. Grutter PW, McFarland EG, Zikria BA, Dai Z, Petersen SA. "Techniques for suture anchor removal in shoulder surgery." Am J Sports Med. 2010 Aug;38(8):1706-10. doi: 10.1177/0363546510372794. Epub 2010 Jun 21.
  3. Zvijac JE, Zikria B, Botto-van Bemden A. "Isolated tears of pectoralis minor muscle in professional football players: a case series." Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2009 Mar;38(3):145-7.
  4. Seneviratne A, Montgomery K, Bevilacqua B, Zikria B. "Quantifying the extent of a type II SLAP lesion required to cause peel-back of the glenoid labrum—a cadaveric study." Arthroscopy. 2006 Nov;22(11):1163.e1-6.
  5. Gupta SK, Ranawat AS, Shah V, Zikria BA, Zikria JF, Ranawat CS. "The P.F.C. sigma RP-F TKA designed for improved performance: a matched-pair study." Orthopedics. 2006 Sep;29(9 Suppl):S49-52.

Activities & Honors


  • Resident Scholarship, Aventis Orthopaedic, 2003
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2008
  • Resident Research Award, Lenox Hill Alumni Meeting, 2002
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann School of Medicine, 1999
  • AAOS Leadership Fellows Program


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 1999
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2011
  • American Medical Association, 2000
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 2012

Professional Activities

  • Education Committee, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2009
    Sports Medicine Division

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