Brad Waddell, MD

at 1514 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, 70121 United States

Dr. Waddell is an Orthopeadic Surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement.

Brad Waddell, MD
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans , LA 70121
United States
Contact Phone
P: (504) 842-3970


Brad Waddell was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. He received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University of Shreveport in Biochemistry. Following college, he earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. Dr. Waddell completed a general surgery intern year at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans and followed this with his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Ochsner Clinic as well. Dr. Waddell then completed his Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement fellowship at the prestigous Hopsital for Special Surgery/Weill-Cornell in New York, New York. ​ In 2016, Dr. Waddell returned to New Orleans and joined Ochsner Clinic as a joint replacement specialist. His areas of interest are anterior hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee replacement, robotic hip and knee replacement, posterior hip replacement, and revision hip and knee replacement. Further, Dr. Waddell has an interest in allowing active patients with hip or knee arthritis return to an active lifestyle. ​ Throughout his training, Dr. Waddell has been actively involved in research, health policy and healthcare reform. While in medical school, Dr. Waddell was a member of the House of Delegates for the Louisiana State Medical Society. Transitioning into residency, Dr. Waddell was selected for the Patient Safety Committee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Finally, Dr. Waddell was selected as an Emerging Leader of the American Orthopaedic Association. ​ Dr. Waddell has published many peer-reviewed research articles, written book chapters and contributed to magazine editorials throughout his career. He has presented over 80 podium and poster presentations nationally and internationally. ​ Throughout training, Dr. Waddell has been awarded for his clinical excellence and his dedication to patient care, research and professionalism. During residency, he was awarded the Alton Ochsner Resident Leadership Award. This is given to a single resident in the Ochsner system who displays outstanding leadership in proficient, compassionate and ethical care, mentorship and performance improvement. During his fellowship at HSS, Dr. Waddell received the Hospital for Special Surgery Clinical Excellence Award for outstanding clinical skills and commitment to patient care.

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