Haddad Lectureship 2013_2 011crop



Fleur de Physical on May 7th

Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine will be hosting the 10th annual Fleur de Physicals on May 7th at the Hertz Center on Tulane University's Uptown campus. We will be performing a FREE basic health physical for any student that is currently in the 6th grade and up. We believe every student, whether the student plays sports or not, should have access to a basic physical each year. The event will begin at 8 a.m.

We are also looking for volunteers, and we need assistance from multiple specialties. Medical students and residents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Volunteers will receive a Fleur de Physical t-shirt and access to the hospitality area. 

If you would like to participate, please contact Anne Summer at 504-988-8468 or We look forward to seeing you there!

Dr. Savoie Installed as President of LOA

On Saturday, March 19th at the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana Dr. Felix "Buddy" H. Savoie was installed as President of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Associataion.  The LOA is a statewide, professional membership organization comprised of board certified or board eligible orthopaedic surgeons, orthopaedic residents and ancillary healthcare providers.  To learn more about Dr. Savoie, you can click here.


Match Day Success

On Friday, March 18th, Tulane Orthopaedics matched with two amazing Tulane University Medical Students.  One of them being Oduche Igboechi and the other Zach Finley.  We are beyond excited to have the two join our team, and are looking forward to their future here at Tulane!


LOA's Annual Meeting

The weekend of March 18th and 19th, Tulane faculty and resident doctors will be attending the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association's Annual Meeting in New Orleans.  Faculty doctors Drs. Felix "Buddy" H. Savoie, Raoul P. Rodriguez, Fenando L. Sanchez, and Michael J. O'Brien will be presenting and moderating, while resident doctors Drs. Lane N. Rush, Stephen Thon, and R. Nelson Mead will be presenting as well.  In Addition, Tulane Medical Student, Peter Gold, will assist the presentations.  To read more about the LOA Annual Meeting schedule, click here.


Orthopedic Surgeons to Know: Dr. Michael O'Brien of Tulane University School of Medicine

Dr. Michael O'Brien has been featured in the "Orthopedic Surgeons to Know" column in Becker's Orthopedic Review.  The article discusses Dr. O'Brien's career and clinical interests.  To read the article on Dr. O'Brien, please click here.

Tulane University Department of Orthopaedic doctors attend the AAOS Annual Meeting
Pink Games Success!
pink gamesThis year volleyball teams from Mount Carmel Academy, Archbishop Chapelle High School, Cabrini High School (New Orleans), and St. Mary's Dominican High School, along with Loyola University New Orleans, raised $17,816 for the Tulane Cancer Center Patient Relief Fund by hosting ‪#‎PinkGames‬ during the month of October. Working with the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine, the students collected the large amount through volleyball games, bake sales and other fundraising efforts. The Tulane Cancer Center Patient Fund helps patients and their families in need of financial assistance. Thanks to everyone who participated! 

Congratulations to Dr. Wendell 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. The Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine is for those Board certified orthopaedic surgeons who have demonstrated qualifications in sports medicine beyond those expected of other orthopaedic surgeons by virtue of additional training, a practice characterized by a majority of cases in sports medicine, and contributions to this field.

 Dr. Heard is currently in his 4th year of full-time practice at Tulane.  He completed a one year fellowship in Sports Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago back in 2012.  Prior to that, Dr. Heard did his residency at The Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University from 2006-2010, after completing Medical School here at Tulane University School of Medicine.  He now specializes in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, with a particular focus on knee injuries and knee arthroscopy.  Dr. Heard practices Uptown New Orleans at the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine.  To read more about Dr. Heard, click here.

2015 Christmas Recep 003

Annual Appreciation Reception

On the night of Wednesday, December 16, 2015,  Dr. Savoie and his wife, Amy, invited the Department of Orthopaedics into their beautiful home for a wonderful evening.  Many faculty, staff, and residents were there to celebrate the year, while enjoying delicious food and great company!

Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine and Dr. Gregory Stewart featured on WDSU News

More than 50 retired NFL players participated in the NFL Player Care Foundation's Health Body and Mind Screening program at the TISM.  You can read more and watch the video featured on WDSU News here


Dr. Michael J. O'Brien selected as a 2016 Traveling Fellow for the Advanced Arthroscopy Traveling Fellowship of the AANA

Dr. O'Brien was selected by the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) to be one of four of the 2016 Traveling Fellow for the Advanced Arthroscopy Traveling Fellowship.  Along with the three other fellows, Dr. O'Brien will be traveling with one of the great educators and leaders of Arthroscopy, Dr. Richard Ryu, who was selected to be the 2016 Godfather.  Congratulations, Dr. O'Brien!

Opening of Tulane Orthopaedics at Plaquemines Medical Center in Port Sulphur

We have always been amazed by the large number of patients from Plaquemines Parish who have sought the care from the Physicians of Tulane Orthopaedics and the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine for over 30 years.  You no longer will have to travel to us to receive world-class Orthopaedic Care from many of our physicians.  We are pleased to announce the opening of OrthoTulane@PMC.

Our physicians are available to see you at Plaquemines Medical Center in Port Sulphur.  These physicians are the same ones you are accustomed to seeing in New Orleans.  Plaquemines Medical Center is the high quality facility that we have needed to be able to bring our office services to you.  We look forward to serving you closer to home!  To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, please call (504) 564-0848.


For older news, check our archives.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000