John A. Scolaro, MD, MA

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Orthopaedic Trauma
School of Medicine

Dr. Scolaro is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in trauma and fracture care. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he earned his master’s and medical degrees at Boston University School of Medicine, followed by orthopaedic surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania and fellowship at Harborview Medical Center – University of Washington. His research focuses on perioperative use of cannabinoids to mitigate pain related to skeletal fracture care. He is actively collaborating with Drs. Nelson and Yeung from the Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Care as well as Dr. Piomelli and the UCI Center for the Study of Cannabis.