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Angelo C. Cammarata, M.D.
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Specialties: 
Elbow, Hand, Shoulder, Wrist

Dr. Angelo Cammarata was selected by “Consensus Research Council of America” as one of America‘s Top Surgeons in the 2004 - 2010 editions. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Allegheny in Meadville, P.A. He received his medical degree from Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia, P.A., and completed his surgical internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He completed his upper extremity fellowship at The Hand Center of Western New York, State University of New York at Buffalo. He specializes in hand and microvascular surgery, and shoulder and elbow surgery.

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate: Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, Magna Cum Laude, 1985
  • Doctor of Medicine: Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,1989 
  • General Surgery Internship: National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, 1989 - 1990
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, 1992 - 1996
  • Hand, Microvascular, and Upper Extremity Fellowship: The Hand Center of Western New York, University at Buffalo School of Medicine, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, 1998 - 1999

Military Service

  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Charleston Naval Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina, 1996 - 1998
  • Utilization Review Committee, Charleston Naval Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina, 1997 - 1998
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Charleston Naval Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina, 1997 - 1998
  • Health Promotions Committee, Charleston Naval Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina, 1996 - 1998
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, 1992 - 1996
  • Orthopedic Surgery Service Intern Coordinator, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, 1992 - 1996
  • Orthopedic Surgery Service Midshipmen Coordinator, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, 1992 - 1994
  • Battalion Surgeon, USMC, Second Tank Battalion, Second Marine Division, 1991 - 1992
  • Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm, Battalion Surgeon, USMC, Third Battalion, Second Marines, Second Marine Division, 1990 - 1991
  • Surgical Internship, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, 1989 - 1990
  • Health Professions Scholarship Program, United States Navy, 1986 - 1989

Certification & Licensure

  • Candidate Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2000
  • Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1998
  • Certification, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1990
  • Microvascular Surgical Techniques Course, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, 1996
  • Peripheral Nerve Course, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, 1996
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Techniques Course, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, 1996
  • Cervical Spine Course, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, 1996
  • Thoracolumbar Spine Course, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, 1996
  • Maine Orthopaedic Review Course, Colby College, Massachusetts, 1996
  • Metropolitan Shoulder Symposium, NYU Medical Center, New York, New York, 1996
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand Regional Review Course, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, 1995
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics Course, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, 1994
  • Essential Concepts and Methodology for Application of the Ilizarov Technique, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1994
  • American Academy of Foot and Ankle Surgery Regional Review Course, Baltimore, Maryland, 1994
  • Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Orthopaedic Course, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1994
  • AO/ASIF Resident's Basic Course, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, 1992

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association

Scientific Presentations

  • "Stress Testing of the Acute Gamekeeper's Thumb and the Production of the Stener's Lesion". Scientific Presentation, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, 2000
  • "Multi-Planar Corrective Osteotomy for Malunion of the Distal Radius". Video Presentation. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, 1999
  • "Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in a Military Population Age Forty of Greater". Scientific Poster Presentation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, 1997
  • "The Effect of Patellar Bloodflow of Standard Total Knee Arthroplasty Approach versus Subvastus Approach in vivo A Study Using Laser Doppler Flowmetry". Scientific Presentation and Scientific Exhibit, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, 1995, and Scientific Presentation, Society of MilitaryOrthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meting, Vail, Colorado, 1995
  • "Elbow Ganglia as an Etiology of Lateral Elbow Pain". Scientific Poster Presentation American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, 1995
  • "Decontamination Procedures in the Management of Open Extremity Wounds". Scientific Presentation, Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, Vail, Colorado, 1995
  • "The Effect of Patellar Bloodflow of Standard Total Knee Arthroplasty Approach in vivo: A Study Using Laser Doppler Flowmetry". Scientific Presentation and Scientific Poster, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1994
  • "The Effect of Humeral Head Bloodflow of the Anterior-inferior Capsular Shift with Concomitant Sacrifice of the Ascending Branch of the Recurrent Humeral Artery". Scientific Presentation, American Academy of the Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1994
  • "Iliopsoad Bursitis as a Complication of Total Hip Arthroplasty". Scientific Poster Presentation, Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 1993, and published in Complication in Orthopaedics, Vol. 11, #1, pp. 7-10. Spring, 1996

Community Service

  • Orthopaedic Overseas Volunteer, St. Jude Hospital, St. Lucia, WI, and Kikuyu Hospital
  • Kenya, East Africa Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout Preceptor, 1982 - Present
  • Volunteers in Support of Admissions, Allegheny College, 1982 - Present
  • Biology Instructor, YMCA, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1985
  • Volunteer Work with Haiti Relief, Baptist Men’s Organization, February 2010
  • Volunteered in Prosthetic Replacement Clinic, Quito, Ecuador, 2008

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Instructor of Surgery, University of Buffalo School of Medicine, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, 1998 - 1999
  • Clinical Instructor of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, 1996 - 1998
  • Clinical Instructor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, 1995 - 1998
  • Instructor, Synthes Basic Course for Operating Room Personnel, Charleston, South Carolina, 1998
  • ASC Board Member, 2009 - 2010

Honors & Awards

MILITARY HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Twice Awarded)
  • Combat Action Ribbon
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
  • Navy Expeditionary Medal
  • Fleet Marine Force Ribbon
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • South-West Asia Service Medal with two Bronze Stars and Marine Corps Insignia
  • Kuwaiti Liberation Medal - Kuwait Kuwaite Liberation Medal - Saudi Arabia
  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
  • Expert Rifleman Medal
  • Expert Pistol Shot Medal
  • Letter of Commendation, Commanding General
  • Second Marine Division Letter of Commendation
  • Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

CIVILIAN HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • Incentive Award, Temple Medical School, 1985 - 1989
  • Class President, Allegheny College, 1984 - 1985
  • Allegheny College Alumni Congress, 1985 - Present
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Allegheny College, 1985 - Present
  • Magna Cum Laude, Allegheny College, 1985
  • Frank Haskell Scholarship, Allegheny College, 1982 - 1985
  • National Dean's List, Allegheny College, 1982 - 1985
  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship Nominee, Allegheny College, 1984
  • Lambda Sigma Honor Society, Allegheny College, 1984 - 1985
  • Alden Scholar, Allegheny College, 1981 - 1985
  • Consumer Research Council Awards, 2004 - 2010
  • Top Doctors in North Carolina by Business NC Magazine, 2009
  • Best Doctors in America, 2010

RESEARCH AWARDS:

  • Kirk Award (Best Scientific Presentation by a Resident or Fellow), Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, Vail, Colorado, 1995
  • Founder's Award Runner-Up (Best Scientific Presentation with Military Impact), Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, Vail, Colorado, 1995

Hospital Privileges

  • Mission Hospitals Health System
  • Park Ridge Hospital
  • Pardee Hospital
“Dr Cammarata has always provided me with excellent care. He takes the time to explain things thoroughly and answers my questions. He has done an awesome job on my surgery, my scars look better than I expected. While I am still recovering, I feel confident that I will have the full use of my arm after I go through therapy.”
– Ana L.