About Vincent James Sammarco, MD


Last Updated February 2012

Curriculum Vitae

Board certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2001 Recertified, 2011


Bates College, Lewiston, Maine BS, Biology 1985-89
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio MD 1989-93
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 1993-1998
The Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD Foot and Ankle Surgery 1998-1999

Hospital/academic affiliations

  • Bethesda North | Montgomery
  • Fairfield Hospital (Mercy) | Fairfield, Ohio
  • The Christ Hospital | Clifton
  • The Jewish Hospital (Mercy) | Kenwood, Ohio
Surgical Center
  • Bethesda North ASC | Montgomery, Ohio
  • Kenwood ASC | Kenwood

Society memberships

State Society Memberships
    State Medical Society
  • Ohio State Medical Association
    State Orthopaedic Societies
  • Ohio Orthopaedic Society
Regional Memberships
Specialty Society Memberships
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society


Dr. Vincent James Sammarco is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon whose practice includes sub-specialty care in disorders of the foot and ankle, musculoskeletal trauma and general orthopaedics. He joined Reconstructive Orthopaedics and SportsMedicine after practicing in the Cincinnati area for twelve years. Dr. Sammarco was raised in Cincinnati, and graduated cum laude from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine in 1989. During that time he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He attended the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio where he received his Medical Degree in 1993. Dr. Sammarco completed a five year orthopaedic residency at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and won the award for best resident research during his final year in 1998. He completed a one year clinical and research fellowship in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at the Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland prior to starting his practice in Cincinnati in 1999.

Dr. Sammarco is highly involved with several national orthopaedic societies. He is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) and has served as Chairman of the Young Physicians Committee and Chairman of the Electronic Media Committee. He has also served the AOFAS on the Publications and Program Committees. Dr. Sammarco is also actively involved with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS) and is the current Chairman of the Public Education Committee. He has also served as a member of the AAOS Publications Committee and the Council on Education. Dr. Sammarco is a member and has served committees for the Clinical Orthopaedic Society (COS) since 2003. He is also a member of the Ohio Orthopaedic Society and has presented research at the annual meetings. Most recently, Dr. Sammarco was elected to the prestigious American Orthopaedic Society and was inducted in 2012.

Dr. Sammarco is an active researcher, clinical and scientific writer and instructor. He lectures locally, nationally (AOFAS, AAOS, COS) and internationally. He has presented on clinical topics and research in Australia, France, Greece, Canada and India. Research interests have included cartilage and bone grafting, tendon disorders of the foot and ankle, Charcot disease, bunion correction surgery and arthrodesis procedures.

He serves as a reviewer for The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Foot and Ankle International and other medical publications. He is a former Associate Editor for Foot & Ankle International and he has edited an edition of Foot and Ankle Clinics of North America. He has authored chapters in major orthopaedic and sports medicine text books and has written over 40 articles published in orthopaedic journals.

When not working, Dr. Sammarco enjoys spending time with his wife and children, and playing music. He enjoys outdoor sports and is an avid fisherman, skier and cyclist.

Community activities

Dr. Sammarco is is involved in patient education and providing medical services to the greater Cincinnati area. He has taught courses at community colleges on arthritis and diabetic foot care as a service to the community. He also participates in patient educational symposia at local and hospitals. Dr. Sammarco takes care of local high school and college athletes.

Contact Information

Reconstructive Orthopaedics & Sportsmedicine, Inc. 8099 Cornell Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio USA 45249 View map Phone (513) 793-3933 Fax (513) 870-5351

Other staff in my practice

Tracy Gallo - Surgery Scheduler

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