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Tulane Caldwell Society Alumni Dinner

For more information on this event, please contact Erica Moore at 504-988-5192 or by email at

Tulane Resident Graduation and Haddad Lectureship

On June 2nd, the Department of Orthopaedics will gather at Tulane University School of Medicine to celebrate the graduating residents, Drs. Trey Martin and Lane Rush.  The Visiting Professor will be Dr. Robert Barrack.  For more information, please contact Janelle Petak at (504) 988-5192 or by email at

Tulane Lakeside Medical Center featured on Becker's Hospital Review Website

Throughout the past year, Tulane Lakeside Medical Center has undergone significant changes.  To learn more about these improvements, please click here to read what Becker's Hospital Review had to say.

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

Dr. Greg Stewart is a co-director of the Sports Medicine Program at Tulane University. He said spinal injuries in football are debilitating, but not common. “You don’t see it very often,” Stewart said. “It’s not as common as you would expect.” 

You can read more and watch the interview with  Dr. Stewart here.

Spirit of Charity Award

"The Spirit of Charity, I believe, exemplifies the noble calling of our profession. Life is a series of peaks and valleys. The valleys are sometimes much longer than the peaks. This prestigious award tonight exemplifies the highest professional peak of my life."

For Dr. Raoul Rodriguez, the Spirit of Charity Foundation's Spirit of Charity Award Dinner was a stellar celebration surrounded by colleagues and family. The event at J.W. Marriott Hotel was to announce Dr. Rodriguez as the 17th honoree of the award. To read more about the great honor, please click here.

104th Meeting of the Clinical Orthopaedic Society

On Friday, September 30, 2016 at the 104th meeting of the Clinical Orthopaedic Society at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, John Ollie Edmunds, Jr., MD was the Dr. and Mrs. J. Elmer Nix Ethics Award Honoree. Dr. Edmunds is Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief Emeritus of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Tulane University Medical School. For several decades, he has cared for all of the hemophiliacs in the state of Louisiana as Director of Orthopaedic Surgery of the Louisiana Comprehensive Hemophilia Center. He has extensive experience with the orthopaedic management of hemophiliac arthropathy.

He is known internationally as a teacher, speaker, and author. He has pioneered surgical procedures for the thumb basal joint and the joints of hemophiliacs. He is an expert in complex referral cases of hand, wrist, and upper extremity trauma, arthritis, tendon and nerve injuries, nerve compression, deformities, and congenital anomalies. Dr. Edmunds is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Orthopaedic Association. He is Past President of the Southern Orthopaedic Association, past President of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgical Advances.

Founded in 1912, the mission of the Clinical Orthopaedic Society is to optimize the science of the physical examination as the central component in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions and to educate society on orthopaedic issues impacting patient care. This award was instituted by a grant from Elmer and Rosemary Nix to honor an individual whose life’s work exemplifies the best tenets of medical ethics.