Dominic Femino, M.D.
- Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Associate Director, Sarcoma Program
- Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Dominic Femino, M.D.
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Bone Tumors/Bone Cancer
- Soft Tissue Tumors/Soft Tissue Cancer
“Many of my patients are teenagers... and it's very satisfying to see them grow, graduate high school, go off to college and have families of their own.”
Dominic Femino, M.D. finds orthopedic oncology especially gratifying because of the creativity he employs to eradicate cancer while preserving as much of the affected limb as possible. Where once bone cancer nearly always required amputation, today it is possible to save the limb “almost 90 percent of the time,” he says.
At City of Hope since 2007, Dr. Femino is our Chief of Orthopedic Surgery and also co-directs our Musculoskeletal Tumors Program.
Dr. Femino studied at Yale and received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University. He taught Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at University of Southern California (and received the Faculty Teaching Award) before coming to City of Hope.
- Pediatric Cancers
- Musculoskeletal Cancers
- M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1991
- B.S., Yale University, 1987
- Pediatric Orthopaedics, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, 1999-2000
- Orthopaedic Oncology, University of Washington Medical Center, 1998-1999
- Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1994-1996
- Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Southern California, 1991-1994
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Current)
- Drug Enforcement Agency (Current)
- California, Radiography and Fluoroscopy (Current)
- Skaggs DL, Clemens SM, Vitale MG, Femino JD, Kay RM, Access to orthopaedic care for children with Medicaid versus private insurance in California. Pediatrics, 2001; 107(6): 1405-1408
- Skaggs DL, Roy AK, Vitale MG, Pfeifer C, Baird G, Femino D, Kay RM, Quality of evaluation and management of children requiring timely orthopaedic surgery before admission to a tertiary pediatric facility. J Pediatr Orthop 2002;22(2):265- 7
- Femino JD, Early SD, Skaggs DL, Current management of pediatric musculoskeletal infections and tumors. Curr Opin Orthop 2002, 13:419-423
- Gupta N, Kay RM, Leitch K, Femino JD, Tolo VT, Skaggs DL, The effect of surgical delay on perioperative complications and the need for open reduction in supracondylar humerus fractures in children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2004 May-Jun;24(3):245-8
- Abdullah F, Kanard R, Femino D, Ford H, Stein J, Osteochondrorna causing diaphragmatic rupture and bowel obstruction in a 14-year-old boy. Pediatr Surg Int. 2006 Apr;22(4):401-3
- Leitch KK, Kay RM, Femino JD, Tolo VT, Storer SK, Skaggs DL, Treatment of Multidirectional Unstable Supracondylar Humerus Fractures in Children. A modified Gartland type-IV Fracture. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 May;88(5):980-5
- Zalavras CG, Femino D, Triche R, Zionts L, Stevanovic M, Reconstruction of large skeletal defects due to osteomyelitis with the vascularized fibular graft in children. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Oct;89(10):2233-40
- Femino, J.D. and Bruckner, J.D., Metastatic Carcinoma: Surgical Management of the Spine, In: Orthopaedics, Fitzgerald, Kaufer and Malkani eds., Mosby/Harcourt Health Science Publishers, Philadelphia. 2002
- Moon C, Femino JD, Skaggs DL, Dysplasia Epiphysealis Hemimelica, In:Guide to Rare Disorders,National Organization of Rare Disorders, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2001
- Mascarenhas L, Siegel SE, Spector LG, Arndt C, Femino D, Malogolowkin MH Malignant Bone Tumors, In: SEER AYA Monograph, National Cancer Institute, 2006
- Femino JD, Conrad, EU Common Musculoskeletal Neoplasms, In: Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 3, Pediatrics American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2006
- Femino JD, Ewing's Sarcoma of the Midshaft Humerus, In: Orthopaedic Pathology Thieme Medical Publishers, (2008)
- Femino JD Eosinophilic Granuloma of the Midshaft Humerus, In: Orthopaedic Pathology, Thieme Medical Publishers, (2008)