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Musculoskeletal Oncology Team

Specialty-trained orthopedic oncologist provides diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant bone tumors and perform limb salvage surgery of the extremities.

Douglas J. McDonald, MD, MS, chief of service
Dr. McDonald is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. A board-certified and nationally recognized orthopedic surgeon specializing in musculoskeletal oncology and oncological orthopedic surgery, Dr. McDonald’s expertise lies in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant bone tumors, Ewing’s sarcoma and limb salvage surgery of the extremities as well as reconstructive surgery of the hip.

Dr. McDonald earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota in Rochester, Minn. in 1978 and a master’s of science degree in orthopedic surgery from the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in 1982. Dr. McDonald completed both his residency in orthopedic surgery and a fellowship in orthopedic oncology at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He also completed an additional fellowship in orthopedic surgery at the Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli at the Universita Di Bologna in Italy. Dr. McDonald has been listed in America’s Top Doctors.

Cara A. Cipriano, MD
Dr.Cipriano is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in musculoskeletal oncology, adult reconstruction, and in treating sarcomas, bone and soft tissue malignancies, benign tumors, cysts, matastatic bone disease, matabolic bone disorders, degenerative disease of the hip and knee due to osteoartheritis, rheumatoid arthritis, trauma, and avascular necrosis. She earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her residency in orthopedic surgery at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Cipriano completed fellowships in both adult reconstructive surgery at Virgina Commonwealth University and orthopedic oncology at the University of Toronto.

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