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Amalia M. De Comas, MD

Amalia M. De Comas, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon in adult & pediatric musculoskeletal oncology, including limb salvage. She also has extensive training in primary & revision joint replacement surgery.

Prior to joining The CORE Institute, Dr. De Comas completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the reputable MD Anderson in Houston, Texas. During her fellowship, she worked in conjunction with leading adult and pediatric oncology experts, with a focus on limb salvage.

Dr. De Comas fulfilled an extensive residency program in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Ochsner Healthcare System. For the duration of her residency, Dr. De Comas assisted in providing the medical coverage for athletic competitions at several Louisiana High School football teams and the University of New Orleans basketball team. She acquired a Doctorate in Medicine degree at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. Fluent in Spanish, Dr. De Comas served as the Medical Spanish Instructor at Tulane School of Medicine. In addition, she was the Director of Service Learning at Ozanam Inn, a student-driven minor medical clinic and TB testing facility.

Dr. De Comas began her educational pursuits at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Biochemistry and Biological Sciences. Upon graduation, she and a team of physicians volunteered their medical expertise to the underprivileged communities in Honduras.

Dr. De Comas has presented research at various medical forums and authored articles published in academic journals, including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. She is a member of numerous professional societies including the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Medical Association (AMA), and Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society.

In her free time, Dr. De Comas enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and scuba diving.

Research & Experience

Areas of Specialty

Musculoskeletal Oncology
Limb Salvage Surgery
Primary & Revision Joint Replacement Surgery 

Education

Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship
Department of Orthoaedic Surgery, MD Anderson
Houston, Texas
2009-2010

Orthopedic Surgery Residency
Ochsner Healthcare System
New Orleans, LA
2004-2009

Medical School
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
2000-2004

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Biological Sciences, summa cum laude
Lee University
Cleveland, TN
1996-2000

Professional Memberships and Societies

Western Orthopedic Association
2011 - Present

TACOS - The Arizona Clinical Oncology Society
2010 - Present

MSTS Candidate Member
2009 - Present

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
2008 - Present

Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society
2007 - Present

American Medical Association
2000 - Present

Alpha Chi National Honors Society
1998 - Present

Research Experience

Outcome Disparities in High Grade Soft Tissue Sarcomas:A Comprehensice Cancer Center’s Experience. Valerae Lewis, MD, Amalia De Comas, MD et al. Poster Presentation at 2011 MSTS/CTOS Combined Meeting, Chicago, IL

Intraneural parachordoma of the arm with regional metastasis. Amalia De Comas, MD, Michael Deavers, MD, Kevin Raymond, MD , John Madewell, MD, and Valerae Lewis, MD. Skeletal Radiol. 2011 Jul;40(7):943-6. Epub 2011 Apr 18.

Frazier TP, Penfornis P, DeComas A, Pochampally RA. Encapulated curcumin lipososme inhibits osteosarcoma progression [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research; 2009 Apr 18-22; Denver, CO. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; 2009.

Infantile fibrosarcoma successfully treated with chemotherapy, with occurrence of calcifying aponeurotic fibroma and pleomorphic/spindled celled lipoma at the site 12 years later. Amalia M Decomas, M.D., Stephen D. Heinrich, M.S., M.D., and Randall Craver, M.D. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: June 2009 - Volume 31 - Issue 6 - pp 448-452.

Risk Factors Associated with Failed Treatment of Humeral Diaphyseal Fractures after Functional Bracing. Amalia Decomas, MD and Jefferson Kaye, MD. J La State Med Soc. 2010 Jan-Feb;162(1):33-5.

Derivation and Characterization of an Extra-Axial Chordoma Cell Line (EACH-1) From a Scapular Tumor. Amalia DeComas, M.D., Patrice Penfornis, Michael R. Harris, Mark S. Meyer, M.D., Radhika P. Pochampally, Ph.D. . J Bone Joint Surg (Am). 2010 May;92(5):1231-40.

Flexible Stainless Steel and Titanium Nail Fixation of Pediatric Femoral Shaft Fractures. Colin P. Goggins, MD, Amalia M. DeComas, MD, John J. Hawkshead, MS, and Stephen D. Heinrich, MD, MS. Submitted to JPO.

Flexible Stainless Steel and Titanium Nail Fixation of Pediatric Femoral Shaft Fractures. Colin P. Goggins, MD, Amalia M. DeComas, MD, John J. Hawkshead, MS, and Stephen D. Heinrich, MD, MS. Submitted to JPO.

Chondrosarcoma of the Foot. Decomas, A. MD, Lurie D. MD, Meyer, M. MD. Ochsner Healthcare System, Dept. of Orthopaedics. Accepted to the Am J of Orthopedics. Awaiting publication.

Amphibian Wildlife Study in the Smoky Mountain National Park. Tested for insecticides in the water supply affecting the salamander population. Primary Investigators: Paul Delaluz Ph.D. and Eric Lindquist, P.D., Lee University, Department of Natural Sciences.

Orthopaedic Knowledge Online (AAOS): Synovial Sarcoma. Amalia Decomas, MD and Valerae Lewis, MD.

Podium Presentations & Lectures

Principles of Diagnosis and Staging. 2011 MD AndersonMusculoskeletal Pathology Course, Houston, TX

Approach to Bony Metastasis. 2010 MD Anderson Musculoskeletal Pathology Course, Houston, TX

Benign Soft Tissue Tumors. 2009 MD Anderson Musculoskeletal Pathology Course, Houston, TX

2008“Risk Factors Associated with Failed Treatment of Humeral Diaphyseal Fractures after Functional Bracing”. Presented at Louisiana Orthopaedic Society, New Orleans, LA, April 2008

“Derivation and Characterization of an Extra-Axial Chordoma Cell Line From a Scapular Tumor”. Presented at Louisiana Orthopaedic Society, New Orleans, LA, April 2008, and Ochsner Research Night poster presentation May 2008.

“Massive Osteolysis due to Failure of a Unipolar Endoprosthesis: Two Case Reports.” Presented at Louisiana Orthopaedic Society, New Orleans, LA, April 2007, and Ochsner Research Night poster presentation May 2007.

Penfornis P, DeComas A, Pochampally RA. Encapulated curcumin lipososme inhibits osteosarcoma progression [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research; 2009 Apr 18-22; Denver, CO. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; 2009.

2008                                           Infantile fibrosarcoma successfully treated with chemotherapy, with occurrence of calcifying aponeurotic fibroma and pleomorphic/spindled celled lipoma at the site 12 years later. Amalia M Decomas, M.D., Stephen D. Heinrich, M.S., M.D., and Randall Craver, M.D. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: June 2009 - Volume 31 - Issue 6 - pp 448-452.

2008                                           Risk Factors Associated with Failed Treatment of Humeral Diaphyseal Fractures after Functional Bracing. Amalia Decomas, MD and Jefferson Kaye, MD. J La State Med Soc. 2010 Jan-Feb;162(1):33-5.

2008- 2009                                 Derivation and Characterization of an Extra-Axial Chordoma Cell Line (EACH-1) From a Scapular Tumor. Amalia DeComas, M.D., Patrice Penfornis, Michael R. Harris, Mark S. Meyer, M.D., Radhika P. Pochampally, Ph.D. . J Bone Joint Surg (Am). 2010 May;92(5):1231-40.

2007-2009

Flexible Stainless Steel and Titanium Nail Fixation of Pediatric Femoral Shaft Fractures. Colin P. Goggins, MD, Amalia M. DeComas, MD, John J. Hawkshead, MS, and Stephen D. Heinrich, MD, MS. Submitted to JPO.

2006-2007

Massive Osteolysis due to Failure of a Unipolar Endoprosthesis: Two Case Reports. Decomas A, Ochsner JL, Ochsner Healthcare System, Dept. of Orthopaedics. The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 23, Issue 8, Pages 1240.e5-1240.e8

2007-2008

Chondrosarcoma of the Foot. Decomas, A. MD, Lurie D. MD, Meyer, M. MD. Ochsner Healthcare System, Dept. of Orthopaedics. Accepted to the Am J of Orthopedics. Awaiting publication.

1998-2000

Amphibian Wildlife Study in the Smoky Mountain National Park. Tested for insecticides in the water supply affecting the salamander population. Primary Investigators: Paul Delaluz Ph.D. and Eric Lindquist, P.D., Lee University, Department of Natural Sciences.

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