Julie Balch Samora received her orthopaedic training at The Ohio State University and completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery 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 concomitantly earned masters degrees in public health as well as public administration.
Dr. Samora specializes in pediatric hand surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where she is Associate Medical Director of Quality, Director of Orthopaedic Quality Improvement, Director of Hand and Upper Extremity Research, and Co-Director of the Clinical Quality Improvement Fellowship. Dr. Samora has a clinical associate professor faculty position at The Ohio State University, is on the board of directors of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA). She has published dozens of peer-reviewed manuscripts and text book chapters, and has presented at numerous national conferences. Dr. Samora has a passion to provide safe, efficient, culturally-sensitive, and excellent patient care, focusing on best practices and quality improvement initiatives.
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