Lawrence Weber, MD, PhD, Joins Orthopaedic Specialists - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lawrence Weber, MD, PhD, Joins Orthopaedic Specialists

Dr. Weber specializes in acute and chronic disorders from the fingertips to the shoulder. His interests are minimally-invasive and arthroscopic treatment of common upper extremity problems including acute trauma, reconstruction following trauma, arthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, congenital disorders, and nerve compression disorders.

A native of New York City, Dr. Weber received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Tory, New York and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmacology from Weil Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences / Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York.  While receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Weber was a member of the first laboratory in the United States to show that monoclonal antibodies can effectively produce tumor regression in patients with solid tumors and among the first to develop DNA/gene therapy vaccines for use in people with cancer.

Dr. Weber received his medical degree from Weil Cornell University Medical College in New York, New York. He completed his general surgery internship at the Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York, and his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine / North Shore University Hospital-Long Island Jewish Health Care System.  Dr. Weber completed orthopaedic fellowships in both Shoulder / Elbow and Hand Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Health Care System in Philadelphia, PA in July, 2009.

He was awarded the American Society for Surgery of the Hand's Joseph H. Boyes Award in 2006, it's prestigious honor bestowed for the Nation's best research in Hand Surgery.

Dr. Weber has presented his research at numerous regional and national meetings and is active in the education of other surgeons, fellows and residents.  He is a candidate member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association for Hand Surgery, and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

An avid weightlifter, motorcycle enthusiast and golfer, Dr. Weber resides in Lake Charles with his wife Sennur, who is a French pastry chef.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Weber, call Orthopaedic Specialists at (337) 494-4900. The office is located at 1717 Oak Park Boulevard, third floor, adjacent to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.

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