4.7/5
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Amalia De Comas, MD

Services & Specialties

Hip, Knee, Musculoskeletal Tumors

Languages

English, Spanish
4.7/5
1462 Ratings | 249 Comments | About Ratings

Services & Specialties

Hip, Knee, Musculoskeletal Tumors

Languages

English, Spanish

Office Information

Mesa Clinic

1500 S Dobson Rd
Suite 202
Mesa, AZ 85202
Main Number: 866.974.2673
Fax: 866.939.2673

Office Information

Biography

Amalia M. De Comas, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon in adult and pediatric musculoskeletal oncology and primary and revision joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee.

Prior to joining The CORE Institute, Dr. De Comas completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the world-renowned MD Anderson in Houston, Texas. During her fellowship, she worked in conjunction with leading oncology experts, with a focus on treatments for orthopedic ailments.

Dr. De Comas completed her 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 received 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.

Amalia M. De Comas, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon in adult and pediatric musculoskeletal oncology and primary and revision joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee.

Prior to joining The CORE Institute, Dr. De Comas completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the world-renowned MD Anderson in Houston, Texas. During her fellowship, she worked in conjunction with leading oncology experts, with a focus on treatments for orthopedic ailments.

Dr. De Comas completed her 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 received 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 is actively involved in academic medicine, contributing as author of several academic publications including the Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Journal of Arthroplasty, and American Journal of Orthopedics. She has lectured at various forums and academic symposiums in the medical community. Dr. De Comas is a member of numerous professional societies including the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Medical Association (AMA), Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society (RJOS), and the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS).

Procedures & Areas of Interest

  • Bone Infections
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip & Knee Pain
  • Joint Replacement Surgery Infections
  • Prophylactic Fixation
  • Revision Joint Replacement Surgery of the Hip & Knee
  • Skeletal Metastatic Disease
  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Total Joint Replacement Surgery of the Hip

Fellowship

MD Anderson

Residency

Ochsner Healthcare System

Doctoral

Tulane University School of Medicine

Undergraduate

Lee University

Board Certification

Board Certified

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Overall 4.7 out of 5

Explained Understandably 4.7
Listened Carefully 4.7
Gave Understandable Answers 4.8
Knew Medical History 4.5
Showed Respect 4.8
Spent Enough Time 4.6

Research and Experience

Publications
Cauthon DJ, Worthen T, Freed L, DeComas AM. Malignant eccrine hidradenoma. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2013 Jul-Aug;103(4):333-6. PubMed PMID: 23878386.

De Comas AM, Deavers MT, Raymond AK, Madewell JE, Lewis VO. Intraneural parachordoma of the arm with regional metastases. Skeletal Radiol. 2011 Jul;40(7):943-6. doi: 10.1007/s00256-011-1151-1. Epub 2011 Apr 18. PubMed PMID: 21499979.

DeComas AM, Heinrich SD, Craver R. Infantile fibrosarcoma successfully treated with chemotherapy, with occurrence of calcifying aponeurotic fibroma and pleomorphic/spindled celled lipoma at the site 12 years later. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2009 Jun;31(6):448-52. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e3181a1c0c4. PubMed PMID: 19648795.

Decomas A, Kaye J. Risk factors associated with failure of treatment of humeral diaphyseal fractures after functional bracing. J La State Med Soc. 2010 Jan-Feb;162(1):33-5. PubMed PMID: 20336955.

Decomas A, Lurie D, Meyer M. Chondrosarcoma of the foot. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2011 Jan;40(1):37-9. PubMed PMID: 21720585.

Decomas AM, Ochsner JL. Massive osteolysis due to failure of a unipolar endoprosthesis. J Arthroplasty. 2008 Dec;23(8):1240.e5-8. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2007.10.024. Epub 2008 Apr 8. PubMed PMID: 18534461.

DeComas AM, Penfornis P, Harris MR, Meyer MS, Pochampally RR. Derivation and characterization of an extra-axial chordoma cell line (EACH-1) from a scapular tumor. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 May;92(5):1231-40. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.I.00594. PubMed PMID: 20439670.

Podium and Poster Presentations
55th Annual Meeting ASTRO (The American Society for Radiation oncology)Presenter/Instructor: Sarcoma eCountouring Learning Lab, 9/22/13

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

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

“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.

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.

“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.

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

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

Principles of Diagnosis and Staging. 2011, 2012, and 2013 MD Anderson Musculoskeletal Pathology Course, Houston, TX

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