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Message from the Chairman

TISM31Felix 'Buddy'  H. Savoie III, MD, Chairman of Orthopaedics

Welcome to the Tulane Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. We have a dual role of education and service. Patient care is provided by our outstanding Faculty and Resident Staff. Our Faculty has experts to care for all kinds of orthopaedic problems. Our doctors care for patients of any age with musculoskeletal problems. Patients are seen at a variety of locations throughout the greater New Orleans region. Read more »

Congratulations to Dr. Savoie for being installed as President of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association


On Saturday, March 19th Dr. Felix "Buddy" H. Savoie was installed as President of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association.  To read more, click here.

Congratulations to Dr. Heard on earning the Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine!

We would like to congratulate Dr. Wendell Heard for earning the Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Read more about it here.

Congratulations to Dr. O'Brien on being selected as an AANA Traveling Fellow

Dr. Michael O'Brien has been selected as an AANA traveling fellow, which will take place April 3rd to April 17th, 2016.  He will be traveling to Radnor, Pennsylvania, Greenville, South Carolina, and New York.

If you'd like more information about the fellowship, it can be found here.

Congratulations to our Resident Graduates!

We would like to congratulate our 2015 resident graduates! Read more about them here.


Dr. Stephen Heinrich Joins Tulane Orthopaedics

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Stephen D. Heinrich, MD, to the faculty of Tulane Orthopaedics. Dr. Heinrich is a graduate of the University of Arizona School of Medicine and completed his Orthopaedic Residency at the Medical College of Virginia. He completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics at Children’s Hospital, New Orleans, and an Observership in Orthopaedic Oncology at Shands Teaching Hospital of the University of Florida. He is well-known throughout the region and nation, having been at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans from 1989 until April 2015, and having served as Chairman of Orthopaedics at Children’s from 2008 to 2014. His practice in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Oncology will be based at Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children in Metairie. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Heinrich, call (504) 988-8010. Welcome aboard!



Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine will be hositng the 10th annual Fleur de Physicals on May 7th at the Hertz Center on Tulane University's Uptown Campus, and we're looking for volunteers!  To read more, click here.

Congratulations to resident Dr. Lane Rush for his abstract "The Use Of Negative-Pressure Wound Dressings To Prevent Surgical Site Infection After Total Knee Arthroplasy" being selected by the SOA Program Committee to be considered for an award for the Southern Orthopaedic Association's 33rd Annual Meeting! To learn more about Dr. Rush, click here.

Tulane Orthopaedic doctors attend and present at the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association's Annual Meeting. Read more about the meeting here.

Dr. Michael O'Brien has been featured in the "Orthopedic Surgeons to Know" column in the Becker's Orthopedic Review.  To read the article on Dr. Obrien, click here.

Tulane Orthopaedics doctors have traveled to Orlando, FL for the 2016 AAOS Annual Meeting!  Read more about it here

Tulane University School of Medicine has been named the official screening partner for the NFL Player Care Foundation's Healthy Body and Mind Screening Program.  Read more about the program and what Dr. Gregory Stewart had to say about it here

This year four local high school volleyball teams raised over $17,000 for the Tulane Cancer Center Patient Relief Fund by hosting the Pink Games during the month of October. Read more about the event here

Check out this article and video on the NFL Player Foundation Program at the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine, featuring Dr. Gregory Stewart here

Congratulations to Dr. Michael J. O'Brien on his selection to be a 2016 Traveling Fellow for the Advanced Arthroscopy Traveling Fellowship. Read more here

We are pleased to announce the opening of OrthoTulane at Plaquemines Medical Center. Read more here

NFL Players Association taps Tulane University to provide medical services to former players. Read more »

Dr. Ramon Rodriguez
Dr. Rodriguez discusses foot & ankle issues with New Orleans Living Magazine. View video »

Dr. Buddy Savoie
Felix "Buddy" Savoie, M.D. continues to epitomize a world class Orthopaedic practice. Read more »

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