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

Community activities

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.

Board certification

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.
M.D. 1983


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

Hospital/academic affiliations


• Ochsner Medical Center West | Gretna, La
• West Jefferson Hospital | Marrero, La.

Surgical Center

• Doctors Sameday Surgical Center | Marrero, La.

Society memberships

State Society Memberships
State Medical Society

• Louisiana State Medical Society

State Orthopaedic Societies

• Louisiana Orthopaedic Association

Regional Memberships

• Southern Orthopaedic Association

Additional Society Memberships

• Orthopedic Specialty Association

• Greater New Orleans Orthopedic Society

• American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons