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About Frank E. Chiarappa, MD

Frank Chiarappa, MD, is an orthopedic oncologist who treats children and adults with cancerous and non-cancerous musculoskeletal tumors. This includes soft tissue sarcoma and primary bone tumors such as osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma and giant cell tumors. He also treats patients with cancer that has spread to the bone from other primary sites such as the breast, lung, kidney or blood. He has special expertise in performing limb-sparing surgeries for bone and soft sarcomas.

Dr. Chiarappa completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed residency training in orthopedic surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He earned his medical degree from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and holds a master's degree from The University of Akron.

He was selected to participate in the American Orthopaedic Association's Emerging Leaders development program. Dr. Chiarappa is also a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, the Connective Tissue Oncology Society, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Outside of work, he enjoys scuba diving and fly fishing.

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For more information, see Orthopedic Oncology.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

Residency

  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ

Fellowship

  • University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Master's Degree

  • The University of Akron, Akron, OH

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2019-10-03

Conditions and Treatments

  • Osteosarcoma
  • Osteochondroma
  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Liposarcoma
  • Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma
  • Synovial Sarcoma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Giant Cell Tumor
  • Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor (MPNST)
  • Limb Salvage
  • Limb-Sparing Surgery
  • Lipoma
  • Myxoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted