John A Scolaro M.D.,M.A.

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Associate Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
School of Medicine

B.S., University of Notre Dame, 2001

ORCiD: 0000-0001-7926-5017

Phone: (714) 456-7752

University of California, Irvine
101 The City Dr. South
Building 29A - Pavilion III - 2nd Floor
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
Dr. Scolaro’s interests involve patient-focused clinical outcomes research, specifically multi-center trials and large population-based outcome measures. In addition, research interests include improving fracture fixation though biomechanical research wit
Awards and Honors
American Orthopaedic Association – American British Canadian Traveling Fellowship – 2nd alternate.
Orange County Medical Association – Physician of Excellence.
American Orthopaedic Association – Japanese Orthopaedic Association Traveling Fellowship – 1st alternate.
Southern California Super Doctors – Los Angeles Magazine.
Southern California Super Doctors Rising Stars – Los Angeles Magazine.
Short Biography
Dr. Scolaro graduated with his Bachelor of Science from the University of Notre Dame. He then went on to receive his Master’s of Arts and Doctorate of Medicine from the School of Medicine at Boston University. He completed a general surgery internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He spent time during residency at Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH) in Hannover, Germany on a visiting scholarship. Subsequently, Dr. Scolaro completed his orthopaedic trauma fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.
Hip Fractures on Call. AAOS Surgical Insights: Trauma. Online: 2021
2. Scolaro JA, Donegan DJ, Mir H. Distal Tibia Fractures: Current Nail and Ring Fixation Strategies. J Orthop Trauma. 30 (4), November 2016.
1. Marecek GS, Scolaro JA. Management Strategies for the Anterior Pelvic Ring. J Orthop Trauma. 32 (9), September 2018.
1. 2018 – 2019 Wright D, Lee TQ, Scolaro JA. Supplemental Fixation of Supracondylar Distal Femur Fractures: A Biomechanical Comparison Between Dual Plating and Combined Plate-nail Fixation Techniques. AO North America - $10,000.
2. 2018 – 2020 Patel N, Lee TQ, Scolaro JA. Novel Biomechanical Model Assessing Four-Part Proximal Humerus Fractures. Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma - $12,300.
3. 2018 – 2019 Patel N, Lee TQ, Scolaro JA. Optimal Fixation for Capitellar Shear Fractures in the Setting of Intra-articular Distal Humerus Fractures: A Biomechanical Study. AO North America - $10,000.
4. 2015 – 2017 Lu Y, Scolaro JA. Laser Assisted Indocyanine Green Angiography as an Adjunct in the Evaluation of Skin and Soft Tissue in Closed Distal Plafond Fractures. Orthopaedic Trauma Association - $20,000
5. 2014 – 2015 Jain N, Scolaro JA, Schwarzkopf R. iPad Digital Video Review for Improvement of Resident Education of Closed Reduction of Fractures. OMeGA Medical Grants Association - $3,000
6. 2014 - 2016 Scolaro JA, Bui C, Lee T. Biomechanical Evaluation of Fixation Strategies for Vertically Oriented Femoral Neck Fractures in a Clinically Relevant Model. Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma - $15,000
Professional Societies
Western Orthopaedic Association
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
AO Trauma North America
Research Centers
Congress Medical Foundation – Pasadena, CA
Long Beach Veterans Hospital: Orthopaedics Biomechanics Lab – Long Beach, CA
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