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.
Nail Experts Chirs Adigun, MD and Bryan Markinson, DPM, 03-01-2016
Category: Surgery,Research,Wound Care,Education
Chris Guest Adigun, M.D., is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in nails, medical dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology. She was voted one of 2016 New York Super Doctors Rising Stars.
Bryan Markinson, DPM is a Fellow of the American Society of Podiatric Dermatology, and was elected President of that organization in December 2003, his term ending in September 2005. In 2004, Dr. Markinson began serving on the board of the Council for Nail Disorders, and affiliate of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Dr. Jeffrey C. Karr is the founder and serves as the medical director of The Osteomyelitis Center of Central Florida. Dr. Jeffrey C. Karr also is the founder and serves as the medical director of The Central Florida Limb Salvage Alliance. Dr. Karr is the former medical director of the Wound Care Center at the Lakeland Regional Health, an 820 bed level two-trauma center. Dr. Karr serves as at Lakeland Regional Health as the chairman of the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Dr. Karr is board certified in Podiatric Surgery and Medicine as well as having fellowship status with American Professional Wound Care Association FAPWCA, The College of Certified Wound Specialist (FCCWS), and Diplomat, Board certified/certified wound specialist CWS: American Academy of Wound Management (AAWM). Dr. Karr has authored numerous publications and lectures extensively domestically as well as international on advanced wound care, limb salvage and reconstruction, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Karr has performed surgery in five countries in three different continents outside the United States.
Richard Derner, DPM ACFAS President, 12-08-2015
Richard Derner is ACFAS President
Dr. Derner is board-certified in both foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
After earning his podiatric medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, he completed a three-year podiatric surgical residency at Highlands Center Hospital/Doctors Hospital in Denver, as well as a fellowship in Traumatology at Saint Elizabethan Hospital in Ravensburg, Germany.
Dr. Derner's research has been published in several podiatric medical and surgical journals, and he frequently lectures at foot and ankle surgery conferences nationwide. A Fellow Member of ACFAS, Dr. Derner is also a section editor for ACFAS' Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery and an adjunct professor at Temple College of Podiatric Medicine.