Sarcomas are uncommon, so most of our patients will have already seen one or more doctors before being referred. The VCS sarcoma team works hard to get the right diagnosis and the optimal treatment plan for our patients quickly and compassionately.
Musculoskeletal Tumor Surgeon
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Washington Cancer Institute, Orthopedic Oncology
George Washington University Hospital, General Surgery
Howard University Hospital, Orthopedic Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
Orthopedic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Oncology: Soft tissue and bone sarcoma, benign bone and soft tissue tumors, metastatic bone carcinoma -adult and pediatric
Dr. Felasfa M. Wodajo graduated Cum Laude from Princeton University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then went on to earn his medical degree from University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Wodajo trained in General Surgery at George Washington University before transferring to complete a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Howard University Hospital. His fellowship in Orthopedic Oncology was completed at the Washington Cancer Institute at Washington Hospital Center.
Board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Wodajo has dedicated his career to Musculoskeletal Oncology. Before joining Virginia Cancer Specialists in 2011, he served as the Medical Director of Musculoskeletal Oncology at Virginia Hospital Center and previously at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Dr. Wodajo has dedicated himself to teaching others. He has acted as a mentor in the Zimmer Minority Summer Intern Program, which promotes diversity and multiculturalism in the field of orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wodajo holds teaching positions at Virginia Commonwealth and Georgetown Universities. He regularly trains residents and precepts medical students.
Dr. Wodajo has received numerous teaching and mentorship honors and has consistently been named as a Top Doctor in both the Washingtonian and Northern Virginia Magazine. Dr. Wodajo has published in peer-reviewed journals. He has authored a textbook on musculoskeletal tumors and edited a book on 3D printing in Orthopedics. He holds leadership positions on committees of the national organizations American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS).
Dr. Wodajo is married with two children. In addition to delighting in watching his two daughters grow up, Dr. Wodajo enjoys bicycling, motorcycling and listening to jazz.
Co-Editor of a recent publication 3-D Printing on Orthopeadic Surgery
2022 Sarcoma Awareness Month – Advancements and Care for PatientsRead More
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Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctor 2019Read More
3D Printing in Orthopaedic Surgery 1st EditionRead More
Phenotypic and Genotypic Characterization and Treatment of a Cohort with Familial Tumoral Calcinosis/Hyperostosis-Hyperphosphatemia Syndrome.Read More
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Surveillance After Extremity Tumor surgerY International Randomized Controlled Trial