Dr. Wodajo

Dr. Wodajo

Dr. Wodajo is an honors graduate of Princeton University and obtained his medical degree at the prestigious University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He was awarded Outstanding Chief Resident at the completion of his orthopedic residency at Howard University, following which he completed a two year fellowship in orthopedic oncology at Washington Hospital Center. He recently completed a textbook on bone and soft tissue tumors, titled Visual Guide to Musculoskeletal Tumors and leads a highly regarded annual review course on musculoskeletal tumors for orthopedics trainees from throughout the region. 

He has been named one of Washington DCs Top Doctors by Washingtonian Magazine and by Northern Virginia Magazine. He is one of only approximately one hundred full-time orthopedic oncologists in US and the only one practicing in Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland. 

Dr. Wodajo holds the following titles:

  • Sarcoma Program Head, Virginia Cancer Specialists
  • Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, VCU School of Medicine, Inova Campus 
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital
  • Consultant, National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health

Dr. Wodajo serves as musculoskeletal oncology editor for the journal Orthopedic Clinics and the widely used educational site Orthobullets.com.

Below is a partial list of Dr. Wodajo’s published papers:

Wodajo F. Musculoskeletal oncology. Orthop Clin North Am. 2013 Jul;44(3):xxi. PubMed PMID: 23827850.

Chong WH, Andreopoulou P, Chen CC, Reynolds J, Guthrie L, Kelly M, Gafni RI, Bhattacharyya N, Boyce AM, El-Maouche D, Crespo DO, Sherry R, Chang R, Wodajo FM, Kletter GB, Dwyer A, Collins MT. Tumor localization and biochemical response to cure in tumor-induced osteomalacia. J Bone Miner Res. 2013 Jun;28(6):1386-98. PubMed PMID: 23362135; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3900247.

Textbook authored by Dr. Wodajo

Andreopoulou P, Dumitrescu CE, Kelly MH, Brillante BA, Cutler Peck CM, Wodajo FM, Chang R, Collins MT. Selective venous catheterization for the localization of phosphaturic mesenchymal tumors. J Bone Miner Res. 2011 Jun;26(6):1295-302. PubMed PMID: 21611969; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3179290.

Campbell K, Wodajo F. Case report: two-step malignant transformation of a liposclerosing myxofibrous tumor of bone. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2008 Nov;466(11):2873-7. PubMed PMID: 18607664; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2565027.

Chen K, Fallen S, Abaan HO, Hayran M, Gonzalez C, Wodajo F, MacDonald T, Toretsky JA, Uren A. Wnt10b induces chemotaxis of osteosarcoma and correlates with reduced survival. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008 Sep;51(3):349-55. PubMed PMID: 18465804.

Riccio AI, Wodajo FM, Malawer M. Metastatic carcinoma of the long bones. Am Fam Physician. 2007 Nov 15;76(10):1489-94. PubMed PMID: 18052014.

Khosravi A, Cutler CM, Kelly MH, Chang R, Royal RE, Sherry RM, Wodajo FM, Fedarko NS, Collins MT. Determination of the elimination half-life of fibroblast growth factor-23. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Jun;92(6):2374-7. PubMed PMID: 17374707.

Ally N, Kumar D, Wodajo FM. Synchronous fibrosarcoma and medullary thyroid cancer in a man with AIDS. Am J Clin Oncol. 2006 Oct;29(5):532-3. PubMed PMID: 17023794.

Wodajo FM, Bickels J, Wittig J, Malawer M. Complex reconstruction in the management of extremity sarcomas. Curr Opin Oncol. 2003 Jul;15(4):304-12. PubMed PMID: 12874509.

Wittig JC, Bickels J, Wodajo F, Kellar-Graney KL, Meller I, Malawer MM. Utilitarian shoulder approach for malignant tumor resection. Orthopedics. 2002 May;25(5):479-84. PubMed PMID: 12046905.

Wittig JC, Bickels J, Wodajo F, Kellar-Graney KL, Malawer MM. Constrained total scapula reconstruction after resection of a high-grade sarcoma. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2002 Apr;PubMed PMID: 11953607.