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About Judd E. Cummings, MD

Judd E. Cummings, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Phoenix Children's. Dr. Cummings has highly specialized training in pediatric orthopedic oncology, and he treats both benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous) conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system.

Dr. Cummings is proud to be a part of the world-class orthopedic oncology care team at Phoenix Children's and enjoys collaborating with his colleagues to provide expert-level care. Dr. Cummings was named a Phoenix magazine Top Doctor in orthopedic surgery in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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Judd E. Cummings, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Phoenix Children's. Dr. Cummings has highly specialized training in pediatric orthopedic oncology, and he treats both benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous) conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system.

Dr. Cummings is proud to be a part of the world-class orthopedic oncology care team at Phoenix Children's and enjoys collaborating with his colleagues to provide expert-level care. Dr. Cummings was named a Phoenix magazine Top Doctor in orthopedic surgery in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

After graduating with a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, Dr. Cummings earned his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Campbell Clinic at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, and a fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology at the University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Center in Salt Lake City.

Dr. Cummings is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Committed to research and education in the field of orthopedic oncology care, Dr. Cummings has written chapters for medical texts published by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and published peer-reviewed research in journals including Springer, as well as Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research.

As an orthopedic oncology surgeon, Dr. Cummings aims to improve the health and well-being of adults and children. He treats his patients as if they were his own family, providing them with individualized focus and expert care.

Outside the operating room, Dr. Cummings enjoys spending time with his family, cycling and coaching football.

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+Education & Training

Board Certification

Orthopedic Surgery; American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Medical School / Education

Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE

Residency

(Orthopedic Surgery) University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, Memphis, TN

Fellowship

(Musculoskeletal Oncology) University of Utah-Huntsman Cancer Center, Salt Lake City, UT

+Academic and Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Fellow, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Diplomat, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

+Research & Publications

Publications

Evaluation of Bone Tumors. Cummings JE. Orthopedic Knowledge Update 4 (OKU 4), chapter 1; pgs. 3-12. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 2020.

Metastatic Bone Disease: Foot. Cummings JE. Metastatic Bone Disease, An Integrated Approach to Patient Care, chapter 26: pgs. 297-302. Springer 2016. R. Lor Randall, editor.

What is the Use of Imaging Prior to Referral to an Orthopedic Oncologist? Miller BJ, Avedian RS, Rajani R, Leddy L, White JR, Cummings J, Balach T, MacDonald K on behalf of the Musculoskeletal Oncology Research Initiative (MORI). Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. 2015 February; 473(2): 695-702.

How Much Tumor Surgery Do Early-Career Orthopedic Oncologists Perform? The Musculoskeletal Research Initiative (MORI). Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, 2015 February; 473(2): 695-702.

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