Cara Cipriano, MD

Cara Cipriano, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. Cipriano earned her medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She did her residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, then completed fellowships in both Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University and Orthopaedic Oncology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Cipriano is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors in children and adults
  • Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and avascular necrosis of the hips and knees

Common Procedures

  • Limb salvage and reconstructive surgery
  • Primary and revision hip and knee replacements
  • Resection of benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors

Clinical Office Locations

  • Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM) 
    Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    4921 Parkview Place
    St Louis, MO 63110

  • Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM) - South County

    5201 Midamerica Plaza

    St. Louis, MO 63129

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

Research Interests

Dr. Cipriano's research interests include limb salvage techniques, quality of life and functional outcomes, and long-term management of sarcoma patients.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Cipriano’s clinical interests include treating sarcomas and other bone and soft tissue malignancies, benign tumors and cysts, metastatic bone disease, and metabolic bone disorders. She also treats degenerative disease of the hip and knee due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, trauma, and avascular necrosis.

Background

Dr. Cipriano earned her medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She did her residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, then completed fellowships in both Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University and Orthopaedic Oncology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Cipriano is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

Medical Degree

  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

Fellowship

  • Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Orthopaedic Oncology, University of Toronto

Milestones

Excellence in Research Award, University of Toronto Department of Orthopaedics — granted for best Fellow research presentation (2014)

Best of the AAOS Podium Presentation in Adult Reconstruction, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting (2014)

American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Program (2013)

Excellence in Research Award, Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Orthopaedics — granted for best Fellow research presentation (2013)

Jorge O. Galante Excellence in Research Award, Rush University Department of Orthopaedics — granted for the best chief resident research paper (2012)

First Place Award, OREF and ORS Midwest Regional Resident Research Symposium — granted for the best research paper among residents in Midwest training programs (2012)

Jorge O. Galante Excellence in Research Award, Rush University Department of Orthopaedics — granted for the best resident research paper (2011)

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Dr. Cipriano’s Office Locations

Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

Barnes Jewish Hospital

4921 Parkview Place

St Louis, MO 63110

Center for Advanced Medicine - South County

5201 Midamerica Plaza

St. Louis, MO 63129

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