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V. Sammarco, MD

V. James Sammarco, M.D. is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle surgery, general orthopaedics and sports medicine.

Dr. Sammarco attended Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He continued his education at Case Western Reserve University where he received his Medical Degree in 1993. Dr. Sammarco won the award for Best Resident Research during his five-year orthopaedic residency at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He then completed a one-year clinical and research fellowship in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at the Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Sammarco is actively involved with the American Acad...

emy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American (AAOS) and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS). He is an editor for AAOS NOW, the most widely read orthopaedic publication in the United States. Dr. Sammarco has served as the Chairman of the AAOS Public Education Committee, and as a member of the AAOS Publications Committee and the Council on Education. He served as Chairman of the AOFAS Young Physicians Committee and Chairman of the AOFAS Electronic Media Committee.

Dr. Sammarco is an active researcher and instructor. His innovative research has helped him develop techniques and patent medical devices that are now used throughout the world for reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. He has been the director of two fellowships in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. He lectures around the world and has been a visiting professor in Australia, Brazil, France, Greece, Colombia, Canada, and India. He has authored over 50 publications in orthopaedic journals and textbooks.

Dr. Sammarco has distinguished himself in Cincinnati as a foot and ankle specialist utilizing innovative and cutting edge techniques to benefit his patients. His areas of expertise include total ankle replacement, arthroscopy, Charcot Foot Disease, Achilles Tendon surgery and modern bunion surgery.

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