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T-Ortho Graduate is awarded the 2009 Doctor of the
Date: 2/14/2009
Dr. Craig Robbins, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in Jackson, Mississippi, was named “America’s Most Loved Doctor” on Valentine’s Day 2009 by for outstanding doctor patient communication.

Dr. Davis graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1983 and then went on to pursue a degree in Medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine which he obtained in 1988. He completed his residency at Louisiana State University in 1993 and a fellowship in spine surgery in Cleveland, Ohio in 1994. Dr. Billings is board certified through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is currently Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics at Tulane University. His specialty interest is adult spine surgery.


Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics, Tulane University School of Medicine
Director, Spine Program, Tulane University School of Medicine



Orthopaedic Surgery


Adult Spine Surgery


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

State Licensure



Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, Louisiana, US, Bachelor of Science - Pre-Dentistry, 1979
Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry, New Orleans, Louisiana, US, D.D.S., 1983
Louisiana State University, School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, US, M.D., 1988


Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Louisiana, US, 1989 – 1993


Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship, University Hospitals of Cleveland, MetroHealth Medical Center and Veterans Administration Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, US, 1993 - 1994

Clinical Interests

Adult Spine Surgery


· Collaborating Faculty Member, NeuroControl Corporation and Case Western Reserve University, 2000.
· Acorda Award, Acorda Therapeutics of Hawthorne, New York for “Clinical Performance of a Surgically Implanted Neuroprosthesis for Exercise, Standing, Transfers, and Upright Mobility”, 2000.
· Outstanding Orthopaedic Intern Award, 1988 – 1989.
· Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity, 1984 – 1988.
· Oral Pathology Award from American Academy of Oral Pathology; Student Government 1979 - 1983; Vice President 1982 - 1983; Social Chairman 1979-1980; Intramural Sports Coordinator 1982 – 1983. · President, Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society 1978-1979; Motor Board Honor Society; Alpha Epsilon Delta; Master of Ceremonies for N.L.U. Annual Scholarship Banquet; Senator, College of Pharmacy, Student Government 1977-1978, 1978-1979.

Selected Publications

 · JS Roh, AL Teng, JU Yoo, J Davis, C Furey, HH Bohlman. Degenerative Disorders of the Lumbar and Cervical Spine, Clinical Orthopaedics of North America, 36(3):255-262, July 2005.
 · JP Uhlir, RJ Triolo, JA Davis, Jr., and C Bieri. Performance of Epimysial Stimulating Electrodes in the Lower Extremities of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury, 12(2):279-287, June 2004.
· S Agarwal, RJ Triolo, R Kobetic, M Miller, C Bieri, S Kukke, L Rohde, JA Davis, Jr. Long-term user perceptions of an implanted neuroprosthesis for exercise, standing, and transfers after spinal cord injury. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 40(3):241-252, May-June 2003. · J. Uhlir, R.J. Triolo, S. Kukke, C. Bieri, J.A. Davis. Performance of Epimysial Stimulating Electrodes in the Lower Extremities of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering , submitted June 2002 for publication. \· Agarwal S, Triolo RJ, Kobetic R, Miller M, Bieri C, Kukke S, Rhode L, Davis JA Jr. Long Term User Perceptions of an Implanted Neuroprosthesis for Exercise, Standing and Transfers after Spinal Cord Injury. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development.
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing




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