Dr. Luis M. Espinoza received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and Doctorate of Medicine from Louisiana State University. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Louisiana State University Medical Center-New Orleans in 2002. He then completed a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship with Dr. James Tasto at the San Diego Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, where he worked on the medical staff to the San Diego Padres and San Diego Gulls.
After fellowship, Dr. Espinoza returned to Louisiana and joined the Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine. There, he cares for local high school athletes and serves as the chief orthopaedic consultant for the AAA New Orleans Zephyrs baseball team. In addition, he remains a faculty member for the LSU Department of Orthopaedics and continues to volunteer his time teaching residents and fellow orthopaedic surgeons at the AANA learning center in Chicago, Illinois.
He specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopy of the shoulder, knee, ankle and hip, as well as knee and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Espinoza is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. In 2007, he was part of the inaugural class of orthopaedic surgeons to receive a Subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association.
A native of Tampa, Florida, Luis has made his home in New Orleans with his wife Andrea and their two children, Luis Manuel Jr. (aka Manny) who is 3 years old and Elyana Martha who is two. His hobbies include spending time with his family, surfing, world travel, and guitar.
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