Doctors Same Day Surgery Center- Charter Member Chief of Surgery Meadowcrest Hospital 1996-2000
Chief of Surgery Jo Ellan Smith Hospital 1996-1998
Medical Director Jo Ellan Smith Convalescent Center 1996-2002
Director of rehab. JES Convalescent Center 1994-1996
My practice is in the same community where my family and I live. So, it is very important that I remain active in the community. I’ve known some of my patients for years before they visited my office.
I have coached both little league baseball and soccer programs , and my practice provided volunteer medical services. These activities introduced us to many local families and young athletes in the community – this in turn allowed me to gain a better understanding of our community’s medical needs. We expanded the scope of our practice to include specialized care for the elderly as well as for our athletes. We also like to give back to a community that has given so much to us. Therefore, we support and take an active role in the following local programs: PAC Sports, Highschool physical examinations,Educational charities, and much more.
I mentor Tulane Medical Students so that they may develop a love for Orthopedics as well!
My duties also include supporting the Gretna Police Force and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Department during disasters and crises since Hurricane Katrina. After the devastating earthquake in Haiti I travelled to Port au Prince for a week to assist in the recovery effort by working in the hospital tent at the airport there.
Community is important to us here at the Bone and Joint Clinic so we all pitch in when we can.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
1994 Recertified, 2004, 2014
Newman High School, New Orleans, La. 1975
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. B.A.,
Environmental Science, Graduated with Distinction 1979
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, La.
Ochsner Medical Foundation, New Orleans, La.
Ochsner Medical foundation, New Orleans, La.
Orthopedic Surgery 1987-1992
Naval Regional Medical Center , San Diego, Ca.
Internship, Surgery 1983
• Ochsner Medical Center West | Gretna, La
• West Jefferson Hospital | Marrero, La.
• Doctors Sameday Surgical Center | Marrero, La.
State Society Memberships
State Medical Society
• Louisiana State Medical Society
State Orthopaedic Societies
• Louisiana Orthopaedic Association
• Southern Orthopaedic Association
Additional Society Memberships
• Orthopedic Specialty Association
• Greater New Orleans Orthopedic Society
• American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons