J. Dominic Femino, MD, has joined Keck Medicine of USC as chief of musculoskeletal oncology, a USC Orthopaedic Surgery program. A former USC faculty member, Femino returns to Keck Medicine after spending 16 years as City of Hope National Medical Center’s chief of orthopaedic surgery.

As chief of Keck Medicine’s musculoskeletal oncology program, Femino mentors and oversees a full team of orthopaedic oncologists while also working in conjunction with the medical oncologists at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Keck Medicine of USC.

Femino is nationally renowned for his clinical and research work and is considered one of Southern California’s most experienced orthopaedic oncology surgeons. Throughout his career, he has stayed at the forefront of every aspect of cancer care, from diagnostic imaging to post-surgical cancer treatment and recovery.

“Providing the highest level of orthopaedic oncology care has been my focus for 25 years, and that isn’t going to change,” Femino has said. “Providing this care requires a combination of many factors, including the best personnel, facilities, patient access, patient advocacy, innovative treatments and constant growth.”

Femino received his MD at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. After an orthopaedic surgery internship at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center (now Los Angeles General), he returned to Johns Hopkins for his residency. He then completed two fellowships: one in orthopaedic oncology at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, and the second in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

In addition to heading Keck Medicine’s musculoskeletal oncology program, Femino serves patients at Keck Medical Center of USC and Keck Medicine – Arcadia.

— Kate Faye