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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.
Michael J O'Brien, MD

Dr. Michael O'Brien received his medical degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine in 2003. 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 to become Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics at Tulane. His interests include arthroscopy of the shoulder and elbow, rotator cuff disease, shoulder and elbow reconstruction including total shoulder replacements and total elbow replacements, sports medicine, ligament reconstruction of the knee, and fracture care in both adults and children. He practices at the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine in uptown New Orleans.


AssistantProfessor of Clinical Orthopaedics, Division of Sports Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine


Orthopaedic Surgery


Shoulder and Elbow Reconstruction, Sports Medicine


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Eligible

State Licensure



University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, B.A. -- Psychology/Pre-Professional Studies 1998

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, M.D. 2003


University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2003-2004


Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2004-2008


Shoulder and Elbow Reconstruction Fellowship, The Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 2008-2009

Clinical Interests

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Shoulder and Elbow Reconstruction, Sports Medicine

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