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Amalia de Comas, MD

Specialties

Hip, Knee, Musculoskeletal Tumors

Languages

English, Spanish
4.7/5
2127 Ratings | 443 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 Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in adult and pediatric musculoskeletal oncology, primary and revision joint replacement surgery of the hip & knee and is also a limb salvage specialist.

Before 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 at the University of 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 her doctoral degree at Tulane University School of Medicine. 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 tuberculosis testing facility.

Amalia M. de Comas, MD is a Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in adult and pediatric musculoskeletal oncology, primary and revision joint replacement surgery of the hip & knee and is also a limb salvage specialist.

Before 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 at the University of 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 her doctoral degree at Tulane University School of Medicine. 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 tuberculosis testing facility.

Dr. de Comas earned her undergraduate degree at Lee University, where she graduated summa cum laude. 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 an author to several academic publications, including the Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, the Journal of Arthroplasty, and the 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, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society, and the Louisiana State Medical Society.

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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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.  These reviews have been submitted by patients as a reflection of their views and opinions. The resulting ratings are not directly endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of The CORE Institute.

Overall 4.7 out of 5

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

Research and Experience

Research:

Lee University

Department of Natural Sciences

PI: Paul Delaluz, Ph.D, Eric Lindquist, P.D.

·         Impact of riverine water quality on salamander diversity and abundance along as upland stream site, GSMNP

 

Publications:

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

de Comas A; Auran, Richard & Duran, Michael & Jacofsky, David. (2019). Management of Pathologic Fractures Around the Hip: Part 1–Femur. The Journal of Hip Surgery. 03. 10.1055/s-0039-1681080.

 

de Comas A; Auran, Richard & Duran, Michael & Jacofsky, David. (2019). Management of Pathologic Fractures Around the Hip: Part 2–Acetabulum. The Journal of Hip Surgery. 03. 10.1055/s-0039-1681091.

 

de Comas A; Walker, J. Brock & Stockwell, Erin & Worhacz, Kellen & Kang, Paul. (2018). Safety and Accuracy of Core Needle Biopsy for Soft Tissue Masses in an Ambulatory Setting. Sarcoma. 2018. 1-6. 10.1155/2018/1657864.

 

de Comas A; Bedard, Julia & Burns, Jessica. (2017). Periosteal Ewing Sarcoma in a 65-Year-Old Man: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connector. 7. e27. 10.2106/JBJS.CC.16.00168.

 

de Comas A; Cauthon DJ, Worthen T, Freed L. Malignant eccrine hidradenoma. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2013 Jul-Aug;103(4):333-6. doi: 10.7547/1030333. PMID: 23878386.

 

de Comas A. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention: September 2011; Volume 20, Issue 10, Supplement 1doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.DISP-11-A63.

 

de Comas A; 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. PMID: 21499979.

 

de Comas A; 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. PMID: 20439670; PMCID: PMC7000130.

 

de Comas A; 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. PMID: 19648795.

 

de Comas A; Kaye, Jefferson. (2010). Risk factors associated with failure of treatment of humeral diaphyseal fractures after functional bracing. The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: official organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society. 162. 33-5.

 

de Comas A; Colin P. Goggins, MD, John J. Hawkshead, MS, and Stephen D. Heinrich, MD, MS. Flexible Stainless Steel and Titanium Nail Fixation of Pediatric Femoral Shaft Fractures. 2007-2009.

 

de Comas A; Ochsner, John. (2008). Massive Osteolysis Due to Failure of a Unipolar Endoprosthesis. The Journal of arthroplasty. 23. 1240.e5-8. 10.1016/j.arth.2007.10.024.

 

de Comas A; Lurie, Douglas & Meyer, Mark. (2011). Chondrosarcoma of the foot. American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.). 40. 37-9.

 

Non-Published Peer-Review Journal Articles:

 

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapter:

de Comas A and Valerae Lewis, MD. Orthopaedic Knowledge Online (AAOS): Synovial Sarcoma. 2010.

 

Other Articles:

de Comas A; Lewis, Valerae & Wen, Sijin & Lin, Patrick & Moon, Bryan & Satcher, Robert & Pollock, Raphael & Thall, Peter. (2011). Abstract A63: Outcome disparities in high-grade soft tissue sarcomas: A comprehensive cancer center’s experience. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 20. A63-A63. 10.1158/1055-9965.DISP-11-A63.

 

Presentations:

 

Poster Presentations:

de Comas A; J. Brock Walker MD, Erin Stockwell BS, Paul Kang MS. Musculoskeletal Biopsies: It is Training, Not Site of Service, That Matters. Poster presentation at ISOLS – International Society of Limb Salvage. May 10-12, 2017. Annual Meeting, Kanazawa, Japan.

 

de Comas A. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention: September 2011; Volume 20, Issue 10, Supplement 1doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.DISP-11-A63 Abstracts: AACR International Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities–Sep 18-Sep 21, 2011; Washington, DC

 

de Comas A. 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.

 

de Comas A. 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.

 

Oral Presentations:

de Comas A; Emily Naclerio MD, Michael Duran MD, Richard Auran MD. Trends in the Evaluation and Management of Suspected Metastatic Long Bone Fractures by the General Orthopedist. Presented virtually at Western Orthopaedic Association. August 2020.

 

de Comas A. Endoprosthetic Reconstruction for Limb Salvage. PAOS Ortho in the West, Feb 16, 2019. Phoenix, AZ.

 

de Comas A. Trends in the Evaluation and Management of Suspected Metastatic Long Bone Fractures by the General Orthopedist. 11th Annual Orthopedic Surgery Resident Research Symposium, University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ. 2018.

 

de Comas A. Management of Long Bone Metastases. Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Arizona College of Medicine- Tucson, Tucson, AZ. 2018.

 

de Comas A. A Diagnostic Approach to Extremity Bone Lesions and Soft Tissue Masses. The Arizona Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ. 2017.

 

de Comas A. AAOS Medical Students’ Program, Clinical Skills Building, AAOS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. 2017.

 

de Comas A. CPT Coding for Musculoskeletal Tumor Surgeons, MSTS Annual Meeting, Detroit, MI. 2016.

 

de Comas A. Moderator Basic Science. Session V. MSTS Annual Meeting, Detroit, MI. 2016.

 

de Comas A. 78th Annual Meeting. Western Orthopaedic Association. Management of Long Bone Metastases. Hawaii. 2014.

 

de Comas A. 56th Annual Meeting ASTRO (The American Society for Radiation Oncology). Presenter/Instructor: Sarcoma eCountouring Learning Lab. 2014.

 

de Comas A. 55th Annual Meeting ASTRO (The American Society for Radiation Oncology). Presenter/Instructor: Sarcoma eCountouring Learning Lab. Sept. 2013.

 

de Comas A. Moderator, Scientific presentations, WOA, Portland, Oregon. 2012.

 

de Comas A. Principles of Diagnosis and Staging. 2011-2015. MD Anderson. Musculoskeletal Pathology Course, Houston, TX.

 

de Comas A. Abstracts: AACR International Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities– Sep 18-Sep 21, 2011; Washington, DC.

 

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

 

de Comas A; Frazier TP, Penfornis P, Pochampally RA. Encapsulated curcumin liposome 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.

 

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

 

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

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