The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is committed to patient care, education, and research.  We are dedicated to our patient population throughout the State of Louisiana and ARK-LA-TEX region and strive to educate our Orthopaedic Residents and instill life-long learning in the practice of Orthopaedic Surgery.


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Orthopaedic Surgery Research

Biomechanics is especially important in Orthopaedic Surgery, a specialty that requires precision to treat injuries relating to bones, joints, tendons, muscles and other aspects of the body’s musculoskeletal system.  LSU Health Shreveport faculty physicians, medical students, residents and researchers are teaming up in the Biomechanics Laboratory to assist Orthopaedic surgeons in the development and evaluation of surgical approaches.

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Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
1501 Kings Highway
P.O. Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932
Phone: (318) 675-6180 
Fax: (318) 675-6186

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Clinic
Phone: (318) 626-2280
Fax: (318) 626-2279

Clinic at 950 Olive Street
Phone:  (318) 813-7100
Fax:  (318) 813-7120

Residency Program
Samantha Vance
Residency Coordinator
Phone: (318) 675-4313
Fax: (318) 675-6186

Residency Program

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers a Five Year Residency Training Program. Three PGY-1 positions are filled each year through the National Resident Matching Program. The residents rotate through four Shreveport hospitals: Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Academic Medical Center, Shriners Hospital for Children, Overton Brooks Veteran Administration Medical Center and Willis Knighton.

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Latest Department News

LSUHS improves care through biomechanical research

The Biomechanics Lab compares different surgical techniques side-by-side, with the goal of getting people back to work and athletes back to sport sooner. Dr. Giovanni Solitro, lab director, shares, “What I really love about this work is that it allows us to be protagonists. We can bring more innovation to the patient.”

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