Cara Alessandra Cipriano, MD, MSc

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Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Chief, Orthopaedic Oncology, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Undergraduate Medical Education, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Orthopaedics 200 Clerkship, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact information
3400 Civic Center Blvd
PCAM South Tower, Rm 10-179
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-349-8200
Fax: 215-615-4179
BA (English, Chemistry)
Williams College, 2003.
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania , 2007.
Masters (Clinical Investigation)
Washington University in St Louis, 2017.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Sarcoma treatment, limb salvage surgery, pelvic tumors, multidisciplinary care, metastatic disease, benign bone and soft tissue tumors.
Arthritis and joint degeneration, hip replacement, knee replacement, revision hip replacement, revision knee replacement,

Description of Research Expertise

Sarcoma surveillance

Selected Publications

Gerull KM, Klein SE, Miller AN, Cipriano CA: Do Women and Minority Orthopaedic Residents Report Experiencing Worse Well-being and More Mistreatment Than Their Peers? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Feb 2024.

Jin J, Hong Z, Rhea L, McDonald DJ, O'Keefe RJ, Cipriano CA.: PROMIS Physical Function and Pain Interference Scores Correlate with the Lower Extremity Toronto Extremity Salvage Score. JB JS Open Access 8: e23, Jul 2023.

Mastrangelo S, Cipriano C: Harrington Reconstruction for Patients with Advanced Periacetabular Metastatic Disease. University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedics Journal June 2023.

Huffman WH, Ayotte SR, Johnson MA, Cipriano CA.: Removing or Only Moving a Barrier? Screening Applications with US Medical Licensing Examination Step 2CK Instead of Step 1 May Benefit Women but Not Underrepresented Minorities in Orthopaedics. JB JS Open Access 8: e22, May 2023.

Cipriano C: The Elements of Mentoring: Advising, Sponsoring, and Coaching. Sounds from the Training Room, J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2023 Notes: Pending publication.

Lieberman EG, Gerull KM, Chen AF, Bernstein JA, Cohen-Rosenblum AR, Tsao AK, Cipriano CA.: Factors That Influence Orthopedic Women Residents' Selection of Adult Reconstruction. J Arthroplasty 2023.

Masada KM, Blumenthal SR, Cipriano CA.: Fixation Principles for Pathologic Fractures in Metastatic Disease. Orthop Clin North Am 2023.

Cipriano CA, Shah VM, Cohen EM, Frisch NB, Hellman MD, Garbarino LJ, Mont MA, Myers TG, Bolivar A, Hamilton WG.: FOCAL Committee Activity Update. J Arthroplasty 2023.

Tepper S, Holten A, Jeffe D, England P, Hong Z, Pérez M, Ghert M, Hirbe A, Cipriano C: Examining patient perspectives on sarcoma surveillance: The Sarcoma Surveillance Survey Connective Tissue Oncology Society Annual Meeting, Vancouver Nov 2022.

Tepper S, Holten A, Jeffe D, England P, Hong Z, Pérez M, Ghert M, Hirbe A, Cipriano C: Examining patient perspectives on sarcoma surveillance: The Sarcoma Surveillance Survey. Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Annual Meeting, Poster presentation. Nov 2022.

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Last updated: 05/08/2024
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