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John Scolaro, MD

John A. Scolaro, MD


Trauma Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

orthopedic injuries

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Medical Services
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - General
  • English
Medical School
Boston University School of Medicine
University of PennsylvaniaOrthopedic Surgery
University of Washington - Harborview Medical CenterOrthopedic Trauma
Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor — Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
Awards and Recognition
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2018-2023
More Information

Dr. John A. Scolaro is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic traumatologist. He specializes in the treatment of acute fractures as well as fractures that have not healed properly. His other areas of interest are fractures of the pelvis and hip socket, fractures around joint replacements and fractures adjacent to joints, also called peri-articular fractures.

Scolaro earned his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine, followed by an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He spent time during his residency at Medizinische Hochschule Hannover in Hanover, Germany, on a visiting scholarship. He then completed a fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Wash.  

His research interests include patient-focused clinical outcomes research, specifically multicenter trials and large population-based outcome measures. He also is collaborating in fracture fixation research to improve the healing of injured bones at the Orthopaedics Biomechanics Laboratory at the VA Long Beach Health System.

Scolaro sees patients at UCI Health Orthopaedic Surgery Services in Orange.

UCI Health Orthopaedic Surgery Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 3
Building 29A
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7012
Fax: 855-519-4485