Dr. Fernando Sanchez is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon. He is a specialists in treating patients with advanced knee and hip arthritis. Leading as Chief of Joint Replacement at Tulane, Dr. Sanchez specializes in joint replacements and adult reconstruction. In this position, Dr. Sanchez does a lot of revision knee and hip arthroplasties, getting patients from Mississippi, Alabama, and all Louisiana. Additionally, he receives a lot of international patients, mainly from Central and South America.
Dr. Sanchez has studied in both North and South America, as he is a graduate of Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud CES Medical School. He completed internships at General Hospital of Medellin – Colombia and University of Alabama - Birmingham. Following this, he remained to UAB to complete orthopaedic residency training. He then completed an Adult Reconstruction fellowship at Anderson Orthopaedics Research Institute, Alexandria, Virginia. Dr. Sanchez currently is a Tulane Department of Orthopaedic Professor and as well as Vice-Chairman. Since May of 2018, he has held the title of the Bette and Jack Kenneth Wickstrom Professor of Orthopaedics.
Dr. Sanchez sees patients at Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine, Tulane-Lakeside Hospital, Sports Medicine Plus and the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System.