George Chimento, MD

Department Chairman, Orthopedics

Dr. Chimento is the Department Chairman of Orthopedics at Ochsner. He is consistently listed as one of the Best Doctors in America and has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top Orthopaedic Surgeons in America. His practice focuses on primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery. Special areas of interest include less invasive surgical techniques, partial knee replacement surgery, and complex reconstructive cases. He currently performs robotically assisted hip and knee replacement surgery, which is at the forefront of current technology. Dr. Chimento graduated with honors from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1990. He then completed his internship and residency at Tulane University Medical Center. Following residency, he served four years in the U.S. Air Force at Barksdale Air Force Base, where he was Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his contribution to the Air Force personnel at Barksdale. Upon completion of his Air Force commitment, Dr. Chimento became a fellow at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Dr. Chimento has published articles and given several national and international presentations regarding hip and knee replacement surgery. His major research interests are focused on decreasing the need for blood transfusions and medical complications following joint replacement surgery. Dr. Chimento is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Professional society memberships include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Mid-America Orthopaedic Society, Greater New Orleans Orthopedic Society, and the Louisiana Orthopedic Association. Dr. Chimento is married, and has two children. His interests include bicycling, spending time with his family, and enjoying New Orleans' great restaurants.

Watch Hello Health on TV: Robotically Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery with Dr. George Chimento

Watch Hello Health on TV: New Techniques for Hip & Knee Replacement with Dr. George Chimento

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Georgetown University School of Medicine

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