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Ario B. Kiarash 1962-2018

Orthopedic surgeon Ario Kiarash, MD passed away on February 10, 2018. He was 55 years old.

Ario B. Kiarash MD

Born July 13, 1962 in Tehran, Iran, Kiarash went to London and ended up graduating from medical school at George Washington University in Washington, DC. After a one-year internship, he did his residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh and received a fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale where he specialized in foot and ankle surgery.

He came to Tucson in 2001, practicing at the Tucson Orthopedic Institute.  He was one of the founding surgeons at Southwest Orthopedic Surgery and an assistant professor at the University of Arizona.

Kiarash  was an active member of PCMS since 2001. He wife, Neda, was an officer in the Pima County Medical Society Alliance.  He was also a member of the Centurions and supported the Angel Charity and the Veterans Purple Heart Tournament.


His is survived by wife Neda, daughters Arianna and Persia; father Jalil, mother Soraya, sister Amy, brother Atta, mother-in-law Mimi, sister-in-law Nina, brother-in-law David. Contributions can be made in the name of Ario Kiarash to the Centurions Foundation at

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