Education & Training

Medical School

Universidad de la Republica


Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericordia de Sao Paulo


Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

  • Hospital for Special Surgery

Musculoskeletal Oncology

  • USF Health
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Post-Graduate School

Florida International University


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Awards & Honors

  • Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society 2023 Alexandra J. Kirkley, MD, Academic Traveling Fellowship
  • Marketing Experiential Excellence Award. Alvah H. Chapman, Jr., Graduate School of Business
  • Dean’s Excellence Award for Summer 2021 representing the Master’s in Public Health Program
  • Bone Tumor Course, International Guest Speaker. Uruguayan Society of Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery. Montevideo, Uruguay. June 2021.
  • Guest speaker at the Czech Republic National Orthopedics Annual Meeting, Brno, Czech Republic – September/2020.
  • Instructor at Perry Initiative Miami. Nicklaus Hospital, Miami, FL, Jan24-25th 2020. Initiative at promoting women in the field of Orthopedics.
  • International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium (IPOS) Scholarship Award recipient, 16th Annual International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium, Presented by POSNA and AAOS. Orlando, FL. December 2019.
  • Grant Radiology Pilot Project, Imaging Research, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Project: Multiparameter MRI for Differential Diagnosis and Response Prediction in Sarcomas
  • Guest Presenter. Anticoagulants in Orthopedic Surgery, a Review of the literature. Monthly Scientific Meetings. Syrian- Lebanese Hospital. Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. January 2015
  • Scholarship Stryker of Brazil, Modern concepts in Osteosynthesis, workshop, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Scholarship Amicale des Centres Internationaux Francophones du Lions Club de France (AMICIF).
  • Fondements des Institutions Locales, Départementales et Régionales de la République. Paris and St-Etienne, France

Journal Reviewing Positions

  • Oncogen Journal
  • Cancer research Journal (CRJ)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons – AAOS
  • Connective Tissue Oncology Society - CTOS
  • International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance – IODA
  • International Society of Limb Salvage – ISOLS
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Society – MSTS
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America – POSNA
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society - RJOS
  • Orthopedic and Traumatology Society of Uruguay – SOTU


  • Jones DA, Belzarena AC, Costa MT, Ferreira RC.
    Arthrodesis in Müller-Weiss disease: is it worth keeping the navicular bone?.
    J Foot Ankle. 2022;16(3):248-52.
  • Paradeda M, Thompson B, Stoppiello P, Gaiero L, Bianchi G, Casales N, Silveri C, Belzarena AC.
    Metaphyseal Chondroblastoma in a Pediatric Patient. Radiol Case Rep. 2023;18(3):1210-1216.
    Published 2023 Jan 12. doi:10.1016/j.radcr.2022.12.065
  • Yatham P, Garcia J, Fagundo V, Castro G, Rodriguez de la Vega P, Ruiz JG, Belzarena AC.
    Association Between Insurance Status and Chondrosarcoma Stage at Diagnosis in the United States: Implications for Detection and Outcomes.
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2023;31(4):e189-e197. doi:10.5435/JAAOS-D-22-00379.
  • Silveri C, Stoppiello P, Gaiero L, Bianchi G, Casales N, Belzarena AC.
    Aggressive atraumatic myositis ossificans in a toddler.
    Radiol Case Rep. 2022;17(12):4550-4555. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2022.09.032.
  • Davis TA, Mosquea TRJ, Belzarena AC.
    Multifocal eosinophilic granuloma with femoral epiphyseal lesion mimicking an aneurysmal bone cyst.
    Radiol Case Rep. 2022;17(11):4176-4182. Published 2022 Sep 7. doi:10.1016/j.radcr.2022.08.024
  • Davis, TA, Garcia J, Mosquea T, Zarate SD, Renshaw AA, Belzarena AC. (2022). Sclerosis of the clavicle--A challenging diagnosis. Radiology case reports, 17(7), 2362–2366. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2022.04.012
  • Monroy D, Garcia J, Zarate SD, Belzarena AC.
    Pathological fracture of the humerus secondary to an intraosseous hemangioma.
    Accepted for Publication. Radiology case reports, 17(5), 1609–1613. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2022.02.020
  • Aitchison AH, Alcoloumbre D, Belzarena AC, Blanco JS.
    Rapidly acquired valgus deformity of the knee after osteochondroma resection in multiple hereditary exostoses pediatric patients: A report of two cases.
    Radiol Case Rep. 17, no 1 (2022): 201-207. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2021.10.037.
  • Kong AC, Zarate SD, Belzarena AC.
    Missed Pathological Femoral Neck Fracture Undergoes Spontaneous Healing.
    Radiol Case Rep. Radiol Case Rep. 17, no 1 (2022): 72-76. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2021.10.002.
  • Belzarena AC, Binitie O, Letson GD, Joyce DM.
    Intramedullary Rod Failure in Metastatic Breast Cancer: Do Triple Negative Cancer Patients Have More Revision Surgery?
    J Bone Oncol. Volume 28, 2021, 100358, ISSN 2212-1374, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbo.2021.100358.
  • Belzarena AC, Elalfy MA, Yakoub MA, Healey JH.
    Molded, Gamma-radiated, Argon-processed Polyethylene Components of Rotating Hinge Knee Megaprostheses Have a Lower Failure Hazard and Revision Rates Than Air-sterilized, Machined, Ram-extruded Bar Stock Components.
    Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2021 Jan 1;479(1):95-101. doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000001439. PMID: 33369586; PMCID: PMC7899595.
  • Zarate, Stephanie D., David M. Joyce, and Ana C. Belzarena.
    Tenosynovial giant cell tumor of the distal tibiofibular joint.
    Radiol Case Rep. 16, no. 4 (2021): 950-955.
  • Gerhardt CA, Belzarena AC, Henderson-Jackson E, Mullinax JE, Joyce DM.
    Intrapelvic melanocytic schwannoma resection with computer-assisted navigation.
    Radiol Case Rep. 2020 Sep 22;15(11):2385-2390. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2020.09.021. PMID: 32994847; PMCID: PMC7516168.
  • Belzarena AC, Paladino LP, Henderson-Jackson E, Joyce DM.
    Intraosseous lipoma of the clavicle with extraosseous extension.
    Radiol Case Rep. 2020 Apr 7;15(6):716-721. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2020.03.017. PMID: 32280406; PMCID: PMC7139142.
  • Paladino LP, Belzarena AC, Henderson-Jackson E, Joyce DM.
    Metastatic vertebral lesion mimicking an atypical hemangioma with negative 18F-FDG positron emission tomography-computed tomography.
    Radiol Case Rep. 2019 Sep 20;14(11):1401-1406. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2019.09.008. PMID: 31700555; PMCID: PMC6823801.
  • Belzarena AC, Wright M, Joyce DM.
    A case of a myxoma within the obturator externus muscle.
    Radiol Case Rep. 2019 May 10;14(7):872-875. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2019.04.018. PMID: 31193120; PMCID: PMC6517614.
  • Belzarena AC, Makanji RJ, Joyce DM.
    Recurrent parachordoma of the lower back: A case report.
    Radiol Case Rep. 2018 Oct 25;14(1):94-96. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2018.09.027. PMID: 30386446; PMCID: PMC6205874.



  • Kao E, Belzarena C. Pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma. PathologyOutlines.com website.https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/softtissuepleomorphicrhabdo0.html. Accessed August 7th, 2022.
  • Kao E, Belzarena C. Dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma. PathologyOutlines.com website.https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/bonedediffchondrosarcoma.html. Accessed February 10th, 2022.
  • Stephanie Zarate and Ana C. Belzarena. Shoulder Surgery for Bone Tumors. In Shoulder Surgery. IntechOpen 2022, ISBN 978-1-80355-397-9.
  • Gottardo Bianchi, Leticia Gaiero, Nicolas Casales, Claudio Silveri and Ana C. Belzarena. “Osteosarcoma” In Bone Tumors - Recent Advances and Modern Management. IntechOpen 2021, DOI:10.5772/intechopen.96765.
  • Ana C. Belzarena. “Bone Metastases in Lung Cancer” In Lung Cancer - Modern Multidisciplinary Management. IntechOpen 2021, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.96902.
  • Okubo, Roselle C., Claudio Silveri, and Ana C. Belzarena. "Orthopedic Approach to Spina Bifida." In Spina Bifida-New Perspectives and Clinical Applications. IntechOpen, 2020.
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Society: The Treatment of Metastatic Carcinoma and Myeloma of The Femur: Clinical Practice Guideline. Rosemont, IL, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, Electronic Publication, 2020. Role: Writing Panel, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Primary Bone Tumors. Jonathan Morris, Ana C. Belzarena, Patrick Boland. Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice, 2nd Ed. Michael D. Stubblefield. Demos Medical Publishing. September 2018.
  • Bone Metastasis. Jonathan Morris, Ana C. Belzarena, Patrick Boland. Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice, 2nd Ed. Michael D. Stubblefield. Demos Medical Publishing. September 2018.
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Society: Use of Imaging Prior to Referral to a Musculoskeletal Oncologist, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: November 15, 2019 - Volume 27 - Issue 22 - p e1001-e1008 doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-19-00109. Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, Electronic Publication, February 2018.
    Role: Guideline Development Participant, Musculoskeletal Society
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Society: Appropriate Use Criteria on the Surveillance of Local Recurrence and Distant Metastasis After Surgical Treatment of Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Rosemont, IL, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, Electronic Publication, October 2018.
    Role: Writing Panel, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society