Zura Recruited As LSU Health New Orleans Head Of Orthopaedics

Dr. Robert Zura

NEW ORLEANS – Dr. Steve Nelson, Dean of the LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has appointed internationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon Robert Zura, MD the Robert D’Ambrosia Professor and Head of the Department of Orthopaedics.

         Dr. Zura was recruited from Duke University, where he headed the Section of Orthopaedic Trauma and was Director of Orthopaedic Trauma for the Duke Health System. His research interests include the outcomes of fracture management, bone stimulation and the biomechanics of orthopaedic fixation.

         Dr. Zura has served on the boards of the Southern Orthopaedic Association and the Kuentscher Society. He has served in leadership positions in the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

         He has traveled extensively, helping to educate medical professionals in other countries and operate on underserved patients in many countries including Argentina, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Paraguay, China, and Uganda. Dr. Zura was twice named a distinguished visiting scholar at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where he helped U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

         He has been published in peer-reviewed journals as well as medical textbooks.

         Dr. Zura graduated from the University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Virginia and a Trauma Fellowship at Carolina Medical Center.

         LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans educates Louisiana’s health care professionals at its School of Medicine, the state’s only School of Dentistry, Louisiana’s only public School of Public Health, and Schools of Allied Health Professions, Nursing, and Graduate Studies. LSU Health New Orleans reps said their faculty take care of patients in public and private hospitals and clinics throughout the region. In the vanguard of biosciences research in a number of areas in a worldwide arena, the LSU Health New Orleans research enterprise generates jobs and enormous economic impact, they said. LSU Health New Orleans faculty have made lifesaving discoveries and continue to work to prevent, advance treatment, or cure disease, they said.

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