Our Mission

Welcome to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. The LSU Health New Orleans Department of Orthopaedics literally weathered catastrophe with Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The Department was led through its recovery with the enthusiastic support of Chancellor Larry Hollier, Dean Steve Nelson and our prior Chairman Andy King. Today, the Department remains dedicated to the principles of providing exceptional patient care, training outstanding residents, and engaging in innovative research.

A strength of this department has been excellent clinical skills. We are fortunate to have many internationally recognized faculty members. Our faculty is fellowship-trained in all specialties and is dedicated to continued scholarly activities. Many of the faculty are involved in innovative research. A unique feature of the LSU orthopaedic department is the multi-disciplinary approach to treating orthopaedic conditions and the treatment of the ‘whole’ patient for maximum function.

An extensive alumni base across the state further enhances the educational and collaborative efforts. It is estimated that 70% of the orthopaedists practicing in the state are graduates of our program.

Education is the primary focus of the department. Our residency program accepts four residents each year through the NRMP & ERAS programs. We also offer a pediatric fellowship. Most program graduates choose to complete a specialty fellowship after graduation. Our residents are very involved in the day-to-day running of the program and are active members of the department and University committees. Residents are promoted based on their competency towards set goals & objectives and take an active role in their leadership development throughout their five years of training.

The residents train at several locations throughout the State of Louisiana ensuring exposure to a wide range of orthopaedic conditions. Practice settings range from academic to private practice, urban to rural.

Thank you for your interest in Louisiana State University’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.