Specializing in Total Joint- Hip, Knee and Shoulder, Direct Anterior Approach-Hip, Mako Robotic Partial & Total Knee, Mako Robotic Hip
Shreveport’s own, Jeffrey Pearson, MD, is excited to come back home and practice at Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana. Dr. Pearson completed his medical school training at LSU Health-Shreveport; his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Alabama-Birmingham; and his hip and knee arthroplasty fellowship at Southern Joint Replacement Institute in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Pearson has always had an interest in medicine and orthopedics. Like so many young athletes, high school sports injuries initially introduced him to orthopedics and to medicine in general. Dr Pearson had a particular interest in orthopedics and more specifically to total joint replacement because of the immediate impact a surgery or treatment can have on someone’s life. Pearson says, “There is an instant, dramatic change in a patient’s quality of life after a joint replacement. This is a life changing event for them, and I find it very satisfying to be a part of a team that can help these patients in such a big way.”
Pearson’s patient philosophy begins by always putting the patient first. His main objective when working with his patients is to educate them and give them the knowledge. “It’s my job to educate patients on their disease process, on their options and on what to expect from a surgery should they decide to have one. Once the patient has the information, the decision is theirs. It’s my job to teach… that’s what doctor means after all.” says Pearson.
Dr. Pearson and his wife, Laura, were both born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana and actually met at C.E. Byrd High School. They are the proud parents of three boys. When time allows, he enjoys spending time with his wife and boys, staying active his church and catching an LSU football game on Saturday night. He jogs and cycles fairly frequently to stay and shape and keep up with his three sons and a growing practice.
To learn more about Dr. Pearson, please visit: jeffreypearsonmd.com
- Undergrad: Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Medical School: LSU Health- Shreveport
- Residency: University of Alabama-Birmingham
- Fellowship: Southern Joint Institute