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Doctor Profile: Dr. Kurt Kitziger

Doctor Profile: Dr. Kurt Kitziger
Doctor Profile: Dr. Kurt Kitziger

Dr. Kurt Kitziger moved to Dallas amid unforeseen circumstances. Originally from New Orleans, he ran a thriving orthopaedic practice in his hometown, following in the footsteps of his father, a well-known orthopaedist. When Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, he was forced to move his family and his practice and ended up in Dallas, a move that wasn’t easy for the surgeon. He has since established himself and become a key member of the North Central Surgical Center team.

Dr. Kitziger graduated summa cum laude from Duke University. He earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center, where he was elected to the AOA Medical Honor Society, received the Lange Outstanding Student Award and served as editor of the school newspaper.

Dr. Kitziger’s orthopaedic residency was completed at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Once his residency was completed, Dr. Kitziger was awarded a fellowship in reconstructive hip and knee surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Not only is Dr. Kitziger a board certified member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, he has also been elected to membership in the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, as well as the Clinical Orthopaedic Society. In addition to his practice, Dr. Kitziger is the author of many articles and is an editorial board member of the journal Orthopedics as an expert in the field of hip and knee surgery. Dr. Kitziger also holds clinical appointments at Tulane University Medical Center and LSU Medical Center.

Although he continues to search high and low for gumbo that compares to that of New Orleans, Dr. Kitziger and his family are settling in to their new hometown nicely. When he’s not working, Dr. Kitziger stays active and regularly enjoys running, golfing and skiing. He is an avid sports fan, and specifically loves cheering on the Duke Blue Devils. He is also a member of the Krewe of Hermes and rides at Mardi Gras every year.