Dr. Laborde is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who practices general orthopaedics at OANO and is also the Director of Foot Surgery at LSUHSC.Dr. Laborde developed a successful treatment for diabetic foot problems which could potentially prevent up to 1 million amputations a year worldwide. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his orthopaedic training at University Hospitals of Cleveland. He taught orthopaedic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical School before returning to New Orleans in 1981, at which time he joined Orthopaedic Associates of New Orleans.

Dr. Laborde has received the National United Cerebral Palsy Outstanding Community Service Award in 2000, and was elected president of the American Diabetes Association New Orleans Leadership Council in 2005. He was selected an innovator of the year by City Business Magazine in 2008 and was elected to the honorary American Orthopaedic Association in 2010. Dr. Laborde is on the board of advisors of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University and is a board member of the philanthropic Almar Foundation.