Dominic Femino, M.D.

  • Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Associate Director, Sarcoma Program
  • Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Surgeon

Dominic Femino, M.D.

Clinical Specialties
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Oncology
Areas of Expertise
  • Sarcoma
  • 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. 
  • 2007-present, Chief and Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2000-2007, Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • Pediatric Cancers
  • Musculoskeletal Cancers


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  • 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)
  • 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)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Childrens Oncology Group
  • Connective Tissue Oncology Society
  • Western Orthopaedic Association
  • Wilson Bost Orthopaedic Society
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