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

Welcome to the Department of Orthopaedics! Here at Tulane University School of Medicine, we have a dual role of education and service. Patient care is provided by our outstanding Faculty and Resident Staff. Our faculty are experts in orthopaedic problems for patients of any age, whether it is a musculoskeletal injury or a painful condition, such as arthritis.

Patients are seen at Tulane Medical Center, the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine, Tulane-Lakeside Hospital, and our new clinic at Plaquemines Medical Center. We also have an office in Covington, LA, and satellite locations in Slidell, LA and Gulport, MS. Our doctors care for patients at University Hospital and the V.A. Clinics.

Our educational mission is to teach our residents, fellows, and medical students about all aspects of the musculoskeletal system. We have a fully accredited 5 year Orthopaedic Residency. Our doctors teach Tulane University Medical Students and Sports Medicine Fellows. Through presentations at regional, national, and international orthopaedic meetings, our doctors share their knowledge with doctors all over the world.

We conduct clinical and basic research of the musculoskeletal system, as part of our mission, and our results are published in a wide range of medical journals.

Please contact us if you need any further assistance.

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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 2016 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!