John Noble, Jr., MD, orthopaedic surgeon with Center for Orthopaedics, was elected second vice president of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association (LOA) at the group's recent annual meeting. LOA is the state society of orthopaedic surgeons and is an affiliate of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Noble is originally from Lake Charles and has over 15 years of experience in his field, the last 10 of which have been at Center for Orthopaedics, the largest, independent musculoskeletal group in Southwest Louisiana. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and serves as gratis orthopaedic faculty for LSU School of Medicine. Dr. Noble is actively involved in numerous research projects and is a frequent speaker at conferences across the country. He will assume the presidency of LOA in 2013.