Ochsner Health System Orthopedic Surgeon Waddell Lands Prestigious National Health Policy Fellowship

NEW ORLEANS – Ochsner Health System Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Brad Waddell, was recently selected as the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons’ (AAHKS) Health Policy Fellow (HPF) for 2017-2018.

         This two-year fellowship provides exposure to the various legislative and regulatory bodies that impact the ability to render healthcare services to patients. It’s one of the nation’s most comprehensive learning experiences connecting health, science and policy on a national level.

         “I am both honored and eager to take part in this prestigious program to help advance public policies that support communities most affected by health disparities,” Dr. Waddell said. “At Ochsner, we remain committed to addressing those challenges and the delivery of world-class care here in Louisiana, the Gulf South Region and beyond.”

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         The HPF program will require that Dr. Waddell meet with healthcare leaders, the American Medical Association (AMA), congressmen, senators and others through the leadership of the Health Policy and Advocacy Committee of AAHKS. Dr. Waddell will also participate in research and author papers on health policy and advocacy in addition to speaking at various meetings, including the AAHKS Annual Meeting, to provide updates on the work they are completing.

         Dr. Waddell’s areas of expertise include hip and knee replacement, anterior hip replacement, hip resurfacing, adult orthopedic deformities, robotic hip and knee replacement, revision hip and knee replacement, orthopedic research and general orthopedics.

         Dr. Waddell attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine – Shreveport, Ochsner Clinic Orthopedics for his residency and completed a fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, the nation’s No. 1 rated Orthopedic Hospital.

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