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.
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
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
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
University of Miami, School of Medicine, General Surgery, 2000
University of Miami, School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 2004
Orthopedic Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill Cornell College of Medicine, 2005
Board certified - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Sama N. et al. Acetabular Fractures: Extended Iliofemoral Approach. In: Wiss DA. Fractures. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA. 2006.
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.