Robert D. Zura, MD

Robert D'Ambrosia Professor & Department Head


Practice Location:

University Medical Center - NO
2000 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 702-5700, clinic appointment

Academic Office:

1542 Tulane Avenue, Box T6-7
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 568-4680, phone
(504) 568-4466, fax



Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, North Carolina

Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Doctor of Medicine
John Hopkins University SoM
Baltimore, MD

Bachelor of Arts
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA



Dr. Robert D. Zura was named the Robert D’Ambrosia Professor and Department Head of Orthopaedic Surgery at LSU Health Sciences New Orleans in 2016.

A native of Baltimore, Md., Dr. Zura received his undergraduate degree in 1990 at the University of Virginia, where he was a Varsity Lacrosse player and, later, his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University of Medicine. Dr. Zura completed his residency at UVA, and a trauma fellowship at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC., under renowned orthopaedic trauma physicians Dr. Kellam, Dr. Sims and Dr. Bosse.

After two years on faculty at the Medical College of Georgia and a year in private practice in Fredericksburg, Va., Dr. Zura joined the Duke Health System where he was later named Director of both the Orthopaedic Trauma and Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Programs.

Dr. Zura has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications to his name, and has served in leadership positions with the Southern Orthopaedic Association, the Kuentscher Society, Orthopaedic Trauma Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. His professional interests include the outcomes of fracture management, intramedullary nailing, powdered gloves, nonunions and osteomyelitis.

Dr. Zura is married to Pediatrician, Marianne, and has three awesome kids. If you are looking for him outside of his professional life you can find he and Marianne walking their Australian shephard, Skye, in Audubon Park. An enthusiastic NOLA transplant, Dr. Z enjoys all things New Orleans, travel, boating, dining, music, and, of course, sports.