Welcome to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. The department is dedicated to training excellent orthopaedic surgeons while providing exemplary patient care.

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.

mardigras_treeAn 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 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.  In addition, our residents participate in the care of several local high school atheletic teams and the New Orleans Shell Shockers soccer team.  The high schools currently under our care are Chapelle, Mount Carmel, Sacred Heart, Dominican, Ridgewood Preporatory, Crescent City Baptist and John Curtis (2007 State Football Champs).

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


LSU National OITE Review Course - Saturday, August 26, 2017

JBJS British OITE Review-1      JBJS British OITE Review-2


Dr. Thomas Royals (Chief Resident) Presenting on Upper Extremity Gunshot Wounds at the Kuntscher Society in Munich



               Read about our former Department Chair ('59-'76) Irvin Cahen, MD

          A History of LSU School of Medicine New Orleans (Link to full book)


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