Dr. Celestre is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in spine surgery. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles and spent three years researching nanotechnology in the lab of the Nobel laureate Dr. J. Fraser Stoddart. He then went on to Medical School at the University of California, San Diego. He completed his internship at the University of California, Los Angeles: Department of General Surgery and his residency in Orthopedic surgery at University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Celestre completed his fellowship training in Spine Surgery at the Norton Leatherman Spine Center, Louisville, Kentucky. He has been in practice at the Ochsner Medical Center since January 2015.

Dr Celestre’s clinical interests include Adult and Pediatric Spinal Deformity, Metastatic and Primary Spinal Tumors, Spinal Infections, Trauma, Revision Spine Surgery and Degenerative Conditions including Cervical Myelopathy, Lumbar Stenosis, Degenerative Spondylolisthesis, Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement and Laminoplasty. He regularly collaborates with multiple subspecialties including Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology (ENT), Vascular Surgery and Pediatic surgery to treat complex spinal conditions.

Dr. Celestre encourages the transfer of complex patients at Ochsner for a higher level of care. This can be facilitated by the Ochsner Regional Referral Center (504) 842-8302.

Dr Celestre is very involved in resident and medical student education at Ochsner, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Queensland Medical school, is a candidate member of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), and a member of the SRS Global Outreach Committee.

Dr. Celestre and his wife, also a surgeon at Ochsner, live with their daughter in New Orleans. His hobbies include fishing the waters of southeast Louisiana as well as cooking.

Medical School

University of California, San Diego


University of California, Los Angeles


University of California, Los Angeles


Norton Leatherman Spine Center, Louisville, Kentucky

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