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About Dr. Sama


Dr. Nicholas Sama is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in trauma and reconstructive surgery. He specializes in the treatment of complex fractures in the arms and legs. He has been a member of the medical community in South Florida since 2005. Dr. Sama prides himself in always trying to provide compassionate, comprehensive care. He strives to ensure that each patient understands their orthopedic condition and the treatment options that he outlines for them thereafter.

Dr. Sama completed his medical training at the University of Miami, School of Medicine. He then completed his orthopedic trauma and reconstruction fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill Cornell Medical College. The scope of his practice includes evaluation and non-operative care of problems with bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, as well as the treatment of arthritic conditions. He has provided surgical intervention to amateur and professional athletes from many sports, and to those involved in non-sports-related accidents and injuries.

Dr. Sama's treatment strategy is to restore function and help alleviate pain in a manner that is evidence based, and safe. His overall goal for patient care is to improve or preserve quality of life.

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Open reduction and internal fixation of fractures about the clavicle, humerus, radius, ulna, femur, tibia, and fibula
Open reduction and internal fixation of fracture non unions

Patient Stories



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Co-Medical Director, HSS Florida
Marina Kellen French Foundation Director, Trauma Service, HSS Florida
Orthopedic Surgeon, HSS Florida


Board certified - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


Castle Connolly Top Doctor Award 2017, 2019
Vitals Patients' Choice Award 2010-2018
Vitals Patients' Choice Award 5 year Honoree 2014-2018
Vitals On-Time Doctor Award 2014-2018
Vitals Most Compassionate Doctor Award 2010, 2012-2018
Alpha Omega Alpha National Honors Society
Alpha Epsilon Lambda National Leadership Society
Golden Key National Honors Society


University of Miami, School of Medicine, Miami, FL, 1999
Internship: University of Miami, School of Medicine, General Surgery, 2000
Residency: University of Miami, School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 2004
Fellowship: Orthopedic Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill Cornell College of Medicine, 2005

State Licensure


English, Spanish

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Surgical Locations

Dr. Sama performs surgery at the following locations:

Publications by Dr. Sama

Selected Journal Articles

Sen MK, Warner SJ, Sama N, et al. Treatment of Acetabular Fractures in Adolescents. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2015 Oct;44(10):465-70.

Partal G, Meyers KN, Sama N, et al. Superior versus anteroinferior plating of the clavicle revisited: a mechanical study. J Orthop Trauma. 2010 Jul;24(7):420-5. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e3181c3f6d4.

Sen MK, Sama N, Helfet DL.Open reduction and internal fixation of coronal fractures of the capitellum. J Hand Surg Am. 2007 Nov;32(9):1462-5.

Selected Books/Chapters

Sama N. et al. Acetabular Fractures: Extended Iliofemoral Approach. In: Wiss DA. Fractures. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA. 2006.


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Sama as of March 24, 2023.

  • Acumed - Consultant
  • HSS Palm Beach ASC, LLC - Ownership Interest
  • MyMedical Images - Ownership Interest

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

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