The Tulane Orthopaedic Spine Program has four participating staff members.
||The chief of the program is Dr. John A “Chip” Davis. Dr. Davis did his spine fellowship with Dr Henry Bohlman at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Davis has an interest in cervical spine surgery and a research interest in functional electrical stimulation and functional regeneration in spinal cord injury. Dr Davis has a large cervical surgical practice, but also provides care for traumatic spinal injury as well as lumbar care. |
||Dr. Charles Billings has practiced orthopaedics in New Orleans,La. for over 25 years and was fellowship trained with Dr. Henry Larocca. Dr. Billings performs both cervical and lumbar procedures with an emphasis on lumbar fusions.|
||Dr. Jacques Whitecloud is trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation and performs non operative spine treatment with interventional injection techniques as well. |
||Spinal treatment involving scoliosis and congenital diseases in the pediatric patient population is performed by Dr. Jim Bennett who was trained at the Dupont Institute.|
The combined spine service evaluates and treats approximately 100 spine patients per week, with various spinal pathology such as trauma, degenerative, neoplastic, and developmental spinal conditions.
Pediatric spinal experience is also provided at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans through rotations at this institution.
Thus three facilities are utilized, including Tulane Medical Center, University Hospital, and Children’s Hospital providing a comprehensive spectrum of spinal pathology for treatment from pediatric to adult care.