Contact Information
Dominic Femino, M.D.
  • Associate Clinical Professor
  • Chief, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Co-director, Musculoskeletal Tumors Program

Primary Specialties


Professional Experience

  • 2007- Present, Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2007- Present  Director, Musculoskeletal  Tumor Program, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2001-2007  Assistant Professor of Clnical Othopaedic Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2000-2001 Visiting Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA


  • 1999 - 2000, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • 1998 - 1999, University of Washington Medical Center, Fellowship, Orthopaedic Oncology
  • 1994 -1996, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 1991 - 1994, University of Southern California, Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 1991Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, M.D.
  • 1987 Yale University, B.S.

Board Certifications/Licensure
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Current)
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (Current)
  • California, Radiography and Fluoroscopy (Current)


Honors and Awards

  • B.S. degree cum laude, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, 1987.
  • Faculty Teaching Award 2007, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Southern California-Keck School of Medicine


  • 2005 - present, Health Volunteers Overseas
  • 2005 - present, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 1996 - present, American Medical Association
  • 2000 - present, California Medical Association
  • 2000 - present, Connective Tissue Oncology Society
  • 2000 - present, Childrens Oncology Group


  • 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 rnusculoskeletal 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.


City of Hope - Main Campus (Duarte)
1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010
City of Hope South Pasadena
209 S. Fair Oaks Ave.
South Pasadena, CA 91030


Book Chapters
  • 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)