Misty Suri, M.D.
Misty Suri, M.D. is a Fellowship-Trained, Board Certified Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon. He is a surgeon, clinician, educator and researcher on the forefront of Sports Medicine and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Suri has been in practice since 2008 at the Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute and is frequently is asked to be a visiting professor or invited speaker for both national and international orthopedic sports medicine meetings. Dr. Suri has several ongoing research studies in hip arthroscopy underway and has been published in the peer-reviewed orthopedic literature. Additionally, Dr. Suri has also developed new surgical instrumentation and procedures to improve hip arthroscopy and advance the field.
Dr. Suri also performs complex pediatric hip arthroscopic surgery. These hip arthroscopy cases often involve Perthes’ disease or hip arthroscopy after slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) surgery. One of the current hip arthroscopy research projects was featured in Orthopedics Today.
Dr. Suri serves as Chairman of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee of the Louisiana State High School Athletic Association (LHSAA). Dr. Suri is Director of Medical Services and Head Team Physician & Orthopedic Surgeon for the University of New Orleans (Division I). Dr. Suri served as Director of Medical Services and Head Team Physician & Orthopedic Surgeon for the New Orleans Pelicans (2016-2020), Team Physician (2007-2016); New Orleans Saints Team Physician (2007-2017); hip arthroscopy consultant to LSU Athletics; as well Head Team Physician for several high schools in the New Orleans area (John Curtis Christian, John Ehret, West Jefferson, Ursuline, Academy of Our Lady, Benjamin Franklin, Fisher, and Helen Cox).
Dr. Suri graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans. He completed his premedical studies at the University of Pennsylvania, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. He attended medical school at The Chicago Medical School, graduating with a Masters of Science in Pathology as well as an M.D. degree. During medical school, Dr. Suri was honored with membership in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
Following medical school, Dr. Suri returned to New Orleans to complete his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation. After residency, Dr. Suri received further subspecialty training as a Sports Medicine Fellow at the prestigious Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas in Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina. While there, Dr. Suri trained under the direction of Richard J. Hawkins, M.D., the renowned sports and shoulder surgeon, and Drs. Steven B. Singleton, Michael J. Kissenberth, Douglas Wyland, Jason W. Folk and Stefan J. Tolan. The Fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas provided an ideal learning environment for an aspiring sports surgeon. It was a great educational experience with one of the leaders in the world of sports medicine, Dr. Richard J. Hawkins. During the last month of his Fellowship year, Dr. Suri spent time training under Marc Philippon, M.D., the prominent hip arthroscopic surgeon.
During the one year of Fellowship training at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) selected Dr. Suri as one of three Traveling Fellows. Through this great opportunity, Dr. Suri visited 12 orthopedic and arthroscopic centers of excellence throughout the United States over the course of a month. The AANA Traveling Fellowship involved giving lectures and the exchange of clinical and research ideas with many of the leading arthroscopic surgeons in the United States. As a lecturer, Dr. Suri presented his research on microfracture and cartilage healing at the various arthroscopic centers visited during the AANA Traveling Fellowship.
Remarkably, a second Traveling Fellowship was awarded to Dr. Suri, as he was again honored and received the Orthopedic Research Foundation of the Carolinas (ORFC) Traveling Fellowship from Dr. Hawkins, visiting preeminent shoulder orthopedic surgeons in Europe for 1 month. During the ORFC Traveling Fellowship, Dr. Suri visited with and studied under Pascal Boileau, M.D., in Nice, France; Gilles Walch, M.D. in Lyon, France; Laurent Lafosse, M.D., in Annecy, France; and Alberto Gobbi, M.D., in Milan, Italy.
As a Fellow, Dr. Suri was head team physician for Chesnee High School and assistant team physician for University of South Carolina-Upstate, the Greenville Drive baseball team (Class A Affiliate of Boston Red Sox), and the Colorado Rockies during Spring Training in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Suri is particularly proud of his service assisting Dr. Hawkins in providing orthopedic and sports medicine care to the students and athletes at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind. As a Resident he assisted Dr. Deryk G. Jones with the New Orleans Pelicans.
He is member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM), is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). Dr. Suri serves on national committees for several of these Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy societies. Dr. Suri is a member of the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy and is on the forefront of this emerging field, both in clinical practice and in research in addition to the research projects mentioned above. Dr. Suri is a Board Member of the Hawkins Society.
Dr. serves as an Instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). He travels to the Orthopedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois to teach orthopedic surgeons how to perform arthroscopic procedures, such as shoulder and hip arthroscopy.
A two-time tennis champion in medical school and state champion in high school, a varsity letterman in college football; and an avid current golfer, Dr. Suri enjoys most all athletics and sport.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certification of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine
Medical School: FUHS/The Chicago Medical School
Residency: Orthopedic Residency – Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA
Fellowship: Sports Medicine Fellowship, Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, Greenville, SC
New Orleans, LA