Julie B. Samora, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Julie Balch Samora, MD, received her orthopaedic training at The Ohio State University and completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity at Harvard. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University, a masters of music at Yale University, and an MD/PhD at West Virginia University, where she also concomitantly earned masters degrees in public health and public administration.

Dr. Samora specializes in pediatric hand and upper extremity, with a focus on congenital differences, cerebral palsy and trauma. She is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Evidence Based Practice Committee, ASSH Ethics and Professionalism Committee, and president of the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS). She has published dozens of peer-reviewed manuscripts, written multiple text book chapters, and has presented at numerous regional and national conferences. Dr. Samora has a passion to provide safe, efficient, and excellent patient care, focusing on best practices and quality improvement initiatives as director of Orthopedic Quality.

Academic and Clinical Areas

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 08/24/2015

Board Certifications
  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship Brigham and Women's Hospital Date Completed: 07/30/2015
Residency Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Date Completed: 06/30/2014
Medical School West Virginia University School of Medicine Date Completed: 05/30/2009