An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

J. Dominic Femino, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon; Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical Expertise
  • Sarcoma
  • Bone Tumors/Bone Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Tumors/Soft Tissue Cancer
Associate Director, Sarcoma Program; Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
South Pasadena Patients: 877-998-7546
Referring Physicians/Colleagues: 626-218-5431
Email: [email protected]

Clinical Teams

"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."
J. 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% of the time,” he says.
At City of Hope since 2007, Dr. Femino is our chief of Orthopaedic Surgery and associate director of our Musculoskeletal Tumor 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. 


City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

209 Fair Oaks Ave.

South Pasadena, CA 91030

  • Femino JD, Early SD, Skaggs DL. Current management of pediatric musculoskeletal infections and tumors. Curr Opin Orthop 2002, 13:419-423
  • 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)
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