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Misty Suri MD

Misty Suri MD

Misty Suri M.D. is a fellowship-trained board-certified Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in surgery of the shoulder and elbow. He is a well known surgeon, clinician, educator and researcher. Dr. Suri currently serves as the University of New Orleans (Division I) Director of Medical Services and Head Team Physician & Orthopedic Surgeon; as well as Head Team Physician for several high schools in the New Orleans area (John Curtis Christian, John Ehret, West Jefferson, Academy of Our Lady, Fisher, and Helen Cox). Dr. Suri has served as New Orleans Pelicans Director of Medical Services and Head Team Physician (2016-2020) & Orthopedic Surgeon (2007-2016); and past New Orleans Saints Team Physician (2007-2017).


Dr. Suri received his fellowship training at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas under Richard J. Hawkins, along with 2 traveling fellowships, training with sports medicine surgeons: AANA (USA) and a shoulder and elbow traveling fellowship with the Hawkins Foundation (Europe-France/Italy).


Dr. Suri graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans. He completed his premedical studies at the University of Pennsylvania, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. He attended medical school at The Chicago Medical School, graduating with a Masters of Science in Pathology as well as an M.D. degree. During medical school, Dr. Suri was honored with membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.


Dr. Suri concentrates his active research interests in the areas of: biological augmentation to healing in the rotator cuff, shoulder biomechanics and the throwing athlete, the suprascapular nerve in the shoulder. He frequently is asked to be a visiting professor or invited speaker and teacher for both national and international orthopedic sports medicine and shoulder meetings; and is a reviewer for several orthopedic journals including the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.


A two-time tennis champion in medical school and state champion in high school, a varsity letterman in college lightweight football at Penn; and a current avid golfer, Dr. Suri enjoys most all athletics.

Work Address

  • Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute

    Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute

    1201 S. Clearview Pkwy, Suite 100, Bldg B

    New Orleans Louisiana 70121

    United States

  • Indian Arthroscopy Society
  • Shoulder and Elbow Society of India
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • Mid atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons