Omar F. Nazir M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.5 out of 5 (579 Ratings, 188 Comments)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics and rehabilitation

Special focus on

  • Hand Surgery
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Upper Extremity Surgery


  • M.D., Northeast Ohio Medical University 2009
  • Residency:

    • Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2010-2014
  • Fellowship:

    • Fellow, Hand Surgery, Department Of Plastics and Orthopaedic Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, 2014-2015
  • Certifications:

    • Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2018
    • Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand, 2019


Dr. Nazir is an orthopaedic surgeon, caring for patients with problems involving the muscles, bones and joints throughout the body. He has advanced training in hand upper extremity surgery as well as microsurgery. His fellowship training involved principles of both plastics and orthopaedic surgery, offering him a unique viewpoint for upper extremity problems.

In his spare time, Dr. Nazir enjoys spending time with his girlfriend exploring all of the things that make Portland and the Pacific Northwest unique, He enjoys frequenting the many restaurants within the city and the natural beauty in the surrounding area. He also enjoys running, skiing, reading and traveling.

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Memberships and associations

  • American Medical Association

Patient Ratings

4.5 out of 5 (579 Ratings, 188 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Dec 12, 2019

    He took time to visit with me before and after surgery. Explained the size and location of the incision before, and he followed up after the surgery to see how I was feeling. I did not remember to ask him what inside my hand looked like (i.e. did the situation look like a typical carpal tunnel syndrome problem) since I was not fully awake immediately after the surgery. He tried to call me the day after surgery, but missed the call.

  • Dec 10, 2019

    Dr. Nazir is fantastic. He is straightforward and honest about the procedure and gives a realistic explanation of the outcomes.

  • Dec 10, 2019

    They did great. I got no complaints.

  • Nov 26, 2019

    Very professional; excellent.

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Short visit to examine my broken hand.

  • Nov 07, 2019

    Excellent knowledge of my orthopedic condition. Very good communicator who has given me great confidence in him

  • Nov 05, 2019

    Very thoughtful, explain everything very well, and answered all the questions. You didn't I didn't feel rushed. but he is really busy and I wish I could have seen him sooner excellent provider. I appreciate the time and the exclamation provided to my family that night.

  • Oct 31, 2019

    Everyone was super awesome. And very quick.

  • Oct 17, 2019

    Dr. Nazir is an outstanding surgeon! Not only is he a skilled surgeon, he was very intent on post-op follow-up to insure that my hand functioned fully and without pain!I would highly recommend Dr. Nazir to any patient requiring hand surgery.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Everyone is always polite and friendly, professional and I feel well taken care of.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Profissional, Knowledgable.

  • Oct 07, 2019

    Dr. Nazir was clear, courteous, and optimistic. He was also very willing to answer questions.

  • Sep 28, 2019

    So far, I am very encouraged that I am going to be able to use my hand better in the future after doctor gets through with me. I'm very encouraged. Thank you.

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Extremely pisitive

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Clear thorough explanations and plan of action. Addressed all questions.

  • Sep 26, 2019

    The doctors were excellent and professional.

  • Sep 24, 2019

    Dr. Nazir, his staff, and all the other Dr.'s and nurses were so friendly and knowledgeable about my procedure. The nurses were very kind and did everything to make me comfortable prior to my surgery. Dr. Nazir's interns were also very warm and open to any questions we had. The anesthesia team made me feel at ease and relaxed prior and during the time I was rolled down to the operating room. The one anesthesia Dr. who gave me my first injection prior to leaving the room walked with me down the hall all the while telling me I would be ok was very kind of him. I explained I'm very claustrophobic and he was very reassuring letting me know nothing would happen to me while I was awake that could potentially frighten me. And then just before the final injection to put me to sleep he held my hand over the oxygen mask letting me know in just a few seconds I'd be sleeping and I'd be fine.The whole experience was amazing and I'd highly recommend OHSU and their wonderful staff to all my family and friends. Thank you for everything and also for not making a patient feel inferior to a Dr. like I've experienced at other hospitals.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    I had a generally positive experience, everyone was friendly and professional. Information was clear. However it felt a bit like a waste of an appointment. I had to go into the office to essentially be told that they needed to order another test before anything could be done or any recommendations could be had. It seems like it would've been a better use of everyones time to order that test prior to this appointment so less appointments have to be had overall.

  • Sep 17, 2019

    Meeting Dr. Nazir was great. I had several questions to ask him and he answered them all without me even asking them. So he knew what information he had to provide to me, and gave it to me. I'm very pleased.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Doctor was very courteous, and very kind. He is also very good at what he does!

  • Sep 09, 2019

    Responsive and excellent

  • Sep 07, 2019

    I just felt like Dr. Omar Nazir was very professional and I have great confidence in him felt like he knew what he was doing. He had a resident with him and I feel that he's totally confident and I trust anything that he will do in my surgery. Thank you.

  • Aug 27, 2019

    I did not feel as though the provider had taken time to see why I was referred back to Ortho. I do not think he considered the reinjury aspect of a diagnosis and referred to imaging from 7 months previous rather than ordering a new mri to see if the problem had indeed progressed since the pain pattern has increased, swelling around the collarbone persists and I have lost significant strength and mobility after a period of slow improvement followed by dramatic loss of function following a new injury event. I appreciate that he did not have an answer for me, but I feel his focus was on surgical opportunity rather than an interest in diagnosis and resolution or referral to achieve resolution.

  • Aug 22, 2019

    Top notch. Listens, cares, encourages questions.

  • Aug 18, 2019

    Professional, listened to my concerns, provided options and gave me information so I could further research those options.

  • Aug 17, 2019

    Dr.Nazir is very pleasant, concerned, and a descriptive doctor. He always tells you what's going, on what can happen, what options are for care. I like him very much. I think he's very straightforward. Very pleasant, you know, his treatments always work, and I haven't had any problems at all with what he's told me to do. So and that's I guess all I have to say.

  • Aug 17, 2019

    I left rather confused after seeing Dr. Nazir. I did not have a direct path as to how I was to resolve my situation. So I'm getting a second opinion.

  • Aug 12, 2019

    We appreciate so much all the(INAUDIBLE) I had my visit with Dr. Nazir again was wonderful. We're grateful for the good help.

  • Aug 12, 2019

    Good doctor, tells it like it is. Straight to the point.

  • Aug 10, 2019

    Very efficient and knowledgeable and took his time to answer questions and explain things.

  • Aug 08, 2019

    Yeah, I had a great experience Dr. Nazir, my doctor. He did very good on my fingers. He's very good with me telling me to work on my fingers, giving me goals to work on. So yeah, I've been telling everybody how great is and how good of a job he did bringing all my fingers back together. So yeah, I rate him 10 to 10 for sure.

  • Aug 08, 2019

    Dr Nazir is a great surgeon.

  • Aug 07, 2019

    He is very knowledgeable and personable. He explained exactly what was going to occur and made it happen

  • Aug 03, 2019

    Quick easy everyone was polite, smart, helpful, just what I had in mind.

  • Jul 30, 2019

    I was running late got lost called they were very helpful came in they work me in everybody very friendly professional if we lived in the Portland area this would be where we would be going for all of our medical needs

  • Jul 30, 2019

    Everyone was very friendly and professional-very committed to making sure I was well informed and had my questions answered.

  • Jul 24, 2019

    Dr. Nazir is an outstanding surgeon!

  • Jul 23, 2019

    He was very thorough and knowledgeable. Also, very personable.

  • Jul 21, 2019

    very courteous and informative. answered all my questions.

  • Jul 18, 2019

    Great staff

  • Jul 16, 2019

    I was happy that he was able to help me. He seemed very knowledgable and gave the clear options regarding the cyst in my hand. I was glad one of the options was to take care of it on the same day! Only small note would be, to be a bit more gentle in procedures. It's no biggie for him as an expert, but a giant needle coming into your skin as a patient can be a bit daunting :) The resident helping was very nice also! Overall, a good experience.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    He seemed very competent and pragmatic about my diagnosis.

  • Jul 11, 2019

    Dr. Nazir did an excellent job. He arrived after a short wait, knocked before entering and did a great job explaining my condition and offering option. He encouraged questions and answered with patience and empathy.

  • Jul 06, 2019

    After two surgeries and four months, I am worse off then when I first presented to Dr. Nazir. I do not have a useful arm and after this last visit, I have no hope that I will ever be able to use it in any useful way.I am disappointed that Dr. Nazir doesn't see this as a personal challenge to make this right.

  • Jul 06, 2019

    Dr Nazir was very personable, knowledgeable and efficient.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Thank you. I am very grateful for the visit. Everything was explained well and went quickly. It was clear and precise.

  • Jun 15, 2019

    Seemed indifferent to my medical history, my past surgical experiences or how disabled I am at this time because of my current health issues, that he admitted wouldn't get better by waiting for more surgery.

  • Jun 15, 2019

    He was right on time, actually a little early. He was very nice and informative.

  • Jun 15, 2019

    Dr Nazir is a very talented surgeon. He describes the x rays and procedures clearly and is very friendly. He helped with one of my x rays and was gentle while holding my arm straight out for the pictures to come out well.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    He totally fixed the numbness and tingling that I've been experiencing in my had for years the operation was totally successful and I am now 3 days out and have almost no pain almost full functionality of the hand and the healing is going so quickly and it feels great.