Shoulder & Elbow

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Michael O'Brien, MD

Dr. O’Brien’s interests include arthroscopy of the shoulder and elbow, rotator cuff disease, shoulder and elbow reconstruction including total shoulder replacements and total elbow replacements, and fracture care in both adults and children. He was the first orthopaedist in New Orleans with specific advanced fellowship training for Total Shoulder Replacements. He’s the first in the area to utilize Exactech GPS – Guided Personalized Surgery. This new advanced system allows for greater precision and accuracy in total joint replacement, in this case for Total Shoulder Replacements. He practices at the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine in uptown New Orleans and at Tulane Doctors – Sports Medicine PLUS in Lakeview.

 Dr. O’Brien is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He received his medical degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine. After completing his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Maryland, and a Shoulder and Elbow Reconstruction fellowship at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, he returned to New Orleans and subsequently he has been promoted to Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics at Tulane. He also is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the Southern Orthopaedic Association, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition, Dr. O’Brien is currently serving as President of the Greater New Orleans Orthopaedic Society.