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Marcus Sciadini, MD

Academic Title:

Professor

Primary Appointment:

Orthopaedics

Administrative Title:

Chief of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

Location:

R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

Phone (Primary):

410-328-6280

Fax:

410-328-2893

Education and Training

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, MD, 1992

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Internship in General Surgery, 1993

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Research Fellow, 1995

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, 1999

University of Maryland Medical System, Fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma, 2000

Biosketch

Marcus F. Sciadini, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in orthopaedic traumatology and complex fracture care. He has extensive experience in revision surgery for fractures that have not healed (nonunion) and fractures that have healed incorrectly (malunion), pelvis and acetabulum surgery, treatment of complex articular and periarticular fractures, and posttraumatic reconstruction. 

Dr. Sciadini earned his medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. He then completed an internship in general surgery, a residency in orthopaedic surgery, and a research fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Sciadini continued his education with a fellowship at the world-renowned R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He is now an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics and Chief of Orthopaedics of University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus. 

Dr. Sciadini has developed several innovative techniques, including transfibular plating of distal tibial fractures and intraarticular osteotomy for medial tibial plateau fractures with lateral joint impaction. Daily, he is involved with the teaching of residents, trauma fellows, and medical students at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. 

His most recent research interests include development of a surgical simulator for orthopaedic trainees, comparison of types of orthopaedic drill bits, functional outcomes of elderly patients, prediction of tibial nonunions, survivorship after high-energy trauma, predictors of unplanned reoperation of pelvic ring injuries, risk factors for early reoperation of acetabular fractures, prediction of pelvic ring union without displacement.

Dr. Sciadini is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters on complex fractures, lower-extremity injuries, and upper-extremity injuries. He has also presented his research at numerous local, national, and international conferences.

When not working, Dr. Sciadini enjoys time with his wife and two daughters and keeps active with CrossFit, mountain biking, and wakeboarding.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Complex articular fractures, malunion, nonunion, orthopaedic traumatology, osteomyelitis, pelvis and acetabulum surgery, posttraumatic reconstruction, surgical simulation

Highlighted Publications

Hardeski D, Gaski G, Joshi M, Venezia R, Nascone J, Sciadini M, O’Toole RV. Can applied external fixators be sterilized for surgery? A prospective cohort study of orthopaedic trauma patients. Injury 2016;47(12):2679-2682.

Shah SB, Manson TT, Nascone JW, Sciadini MF, O’Toole RV. Radiographic determinants of early clinical failure after fixation of posterior wall acetabular fractures. Orthopedics 2016;39(6):e1104-e1111.

Hamaker M, O’Hara NN, Eglseder WA, Sciadini MF, Nascone JW, O’Toole RV. Radiographic predictors of symptomatic screw removal after retrograde femoral nail insertion. Injury 2017 [Epub ahead of print, January 6].

Additional Publication Citations

Sagi HC, Donohue D, Cooper S, Barei DP, Siebler J, Archdeacon MT, Sciadini M, Romeo M, Bergin PF, Higgins T, Mir H; Center for Bone and Joint Infection. Institutional and seasonal variations in the incidence and causative organisms for post-traumatic wound infections and osteomyelitis after open fractures. J Orthop Trauma 2016 [Epub ahead of print, October 7].

Sciadini MF, Jester A, Paryavi E. Posterior wall and femoral head fractures. In, Ziran B, Smith W (ed): Acetabular Fractures: Principles and Management. London: JP Medical Publishers; 2015.

Research Interests

Development of a surgical simulator for orthopaedic trainees, comparison of types of orthopaedic drill bits, functional outcomes of elderly patients, prediction of tibial nonunions, survivorship after high-energy trauma, predictors of unplanned reoperation of pelvic ring injuries, risk factors for early reoperation of acetabular fractures, prediction of pelvic ring union without displacement.

Clinical Specialty Details

Orthopaedic traumatology

Pelvis and acetabulum surgery

Treatment of complex articular fractures

Posttraumatic reconstruction of the foot and ankle

Nonunion and malunion repair

Treatment of acute and chronic osteomyelitis

Languages Spoken

English

Spanish

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