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Dr. Vinod Dasa completed his undergraduate and medical school in a seven year combined degree program at Union College and Albany Medical College in New York. After completing medical school, Dr. Dasa trained in the State University at New York (SUNY) at Buffalo orthopedic surgery residency program. In 2006 he furthered his training at the Insall Scott Kelly Institute, Manhattan, New York, in Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement Surgery. This fellowship is internationally recognized as one of the pioneers in total knee replacement surgery. After completing his fellowship Dr. Dasa and his wife decided to begin their careers as faculty at LSU Health Sciences Center to help rebuild post-Katrina.

In his tenure at LSU, he has developed surgical techniques to allow outpatient opioid-free total knee replacement and pioneered the use of cutting edge technologies such as Iovera. He has presented and published his research internationally in some of the worlds leading publications and meetings. He serves in leadership roles both regionally and nationally and was most recently involved in national expert panels to help redesign the delivery of total joint replacements and establish national guidelines on the management of knee arthritis. He currently serves as vice-chair for academic affairs for the department of orthopedics, Irvin Cahen endowed chair for research, chair of the LSU clinical practice leadership group. He is the co-founder and chief medical officer for an innovative start up, SIGHT Medical, and helped co- found a novel medical education platform called DOC SOCIAL.

His research interests cover all areas of adult orthopedics focusing on joint replacement, knee arthritis, health disparities and outcomes research.

News interviews: Rapid recovery protocol may restore range of motion faster vs standard protocol for TKA: An opiate-free recovery: How LSU Health is Reducing Opioid Use after Surgery

Healthy Living: Knee Surgery, advances in knee replacement

Research: Schwartzberg HG, Roy R, Wilson K, Starring H, Leonardi C, Bronstone A, Dasa V. Patient Characteristics Independently Associated With Knee Osteoarthritis Symptom Severity at Initial Orthopedic Consultation. J Clin Rheumatol. 2021 Mar 5. PMID: 33657591 TS, Bedard NA, Rojas EO, Anthony CA, Schwarzkopf R, Stambough JB, Nandi S, Prieto H, Parvizi J, Bini SA, Higuera CA, Piuzzi NS, Blankstein M, Wellman SS, Dietz MJ, Jennings JM, Dasa V; AAHKS Research Committee. A brief update on the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on hip and knee arthroplasty patients in the united states a Multicenter Update to a Previous Survey Study of Patients Postponed by the Pandemic. Arthroplasty Today. 2020 Dec 3. PMID: 33294537 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.go...

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Medical Education

Albany Medical College - GME
Field of Study: MD


SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine - GME
Field of Study: Orthopaedics


SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine - GME
Field of Study: Orthopaedics


Lenox Hill Hospital
Field of Study: Adult Reconstructive Orthopedics

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery