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Orthopedic Surgery / Total Joint Replacement

Kurt Kitziger, MD
Kurt Kitziger, MD

Practice Name

Hurricane Katrina brought Dr. Kitziger to the Carrell Clinic in 2005. Son of a well-known orthopaedist in New Orleans, graduate of Jesuit High School, and editor of the Tiger Rag, Dr. Kitziger enjoyed a thriving practice specializing in hip and knee replacement in his hometown since 1991.

A Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Duke University, Dr. Kitziger earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. At LSUMC, Dr. Kitziger was elected to the AOA Medical Honor Society, received the Lange Outstanding Student Award, and served as editor of the school newspaper.

Dr. Kitziger completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio under Dr. Charles Rockwood. Following his residency, Dr. Kitziger was awarded a fellowship in reconstructive hip and knee surgery at the renowned Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania under Drs. Paul Lotke and Marvin Steinberg.

Dr. Kitziger is a board certified member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has been elected to membership in the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and the Clinical Orthopaedic Society. He holds clinical appointments at Tulane University Medical Center and LSU Medical Center, and is the author of numerous articles and book chapters. He is an editorial board member of the journal Orthopedics as an expert in the field of hip and knee surgery.

Married with four children, Dr. Kitziger and family are settling into their new hometown. His interests include running, golf, skiing, and of course, Duke basketball. He loves boiled crayfish and trout meuniere, and is searching the Metroplex for the perfect gumbo.

Medical Degree

Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans

Orthopedic Surgery Residency

University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio

Reconstructive Hip and Knee Surgery Fellowship

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Member

Clinical Orthopaedic Society, Member

Academic Affiliations

Tulane University Medical Center

LSU Medical Center

Medical Publication Affiliations

Orthopedics, Editorial Board Member