Lake Charles Memorial Hospital welcomes Thomas W. Axelrad, MD, PhD, an orthopaedic trauma surgeon, to their staff. He will join orthopaedic surgeons Drs. Alfred Cardet, Brett Cascio, Nathan Cohen, Scott Hofer, Dennis Walker and Lawrence Weber, and physiatrist Dr. Michael Lane, on the staff of Orthopaedic Specialists.
Dr. Axelrad received his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. He also received a doctorate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from LSU Health Sciences Center, and went on to complete his internship in general surgery and his residency in orthopaedic surgery from the Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. While at Boston Medical Center, he also taught residents through the Trauma Review Program. He later served as Director of Orthopaedics at St. Joseph's Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and he most recently completed a fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, New York.
As an orthopaedic trauma surgeon, Dr. Axelrad is experienced in the treatment of pelvic and acetabular injuries, as well as joint reconstruction and replacement. He is also experienced in hip replacement, resurfacing and osteomy, as well as in the treatment of bone infections and nonunions. He has published extensive research on bone healing, and has presented at various medical assemblies around the country. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call Orthopaedic Specialists at (337) 494-4900.