LSU Health Shreveport faculty installed as president of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association

R. Shane Barton, MD, was installed as President of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association (LOA) at the LOA Annual Meeting recently held in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Louisiana Orthopaedic Association is a statewide, professional membership organization comprised of orthopaedic surgeons, orthopedic residents and affiliated healthcare providers.

Dr. Barton been a faculty member at LSU Health Shreveport since 2005 and is currently the Chairman and Thomas Norris MD Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Chief of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Sports Medicine Division. Dr. Barton specializes in the treatment of pediatric and adult sports-related injuries, as well as complex shoulder, elbow, and knee joint reconstruction procedures. Dr. Barton has had numerous research interests including clinical and basic science research, with National Institutes of Health and industry grant support. He has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, edited books, written book chapters, and presented nationally and internationally.

Dr. Barton graduated as a Presidential Endowed Scholar from Texas A&M University, working as a computer engineer with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. At NASA, he was awarded multiple research honors for his work in robotic vision and image processing. He then attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, graduating with Honors as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. After completing his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine, he went on to the Harvard Medical School-Massachusetts General Hospital where he finished his fellowship training in Shoulder and Sports Medicine in 2005, serving as the assistant team physician for the New England Patriots. He served as a graduate clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, teaching both medical students and Orthopaedic residents before moving to Shreveport.