W. Joseph Laughlin, M.D.


  • Bachelor of Science
    Louisiana State University
  • Doctor of Medicine
    Louisiana State University School of Medicine


  • Internship
    Louisiana State University,
    Earl K. Long Hospital
  • Residency
    Tulane University Medical Center and Affiliated
    Hospitals Charity Hospital (New Orleans, LA)
  • Fellowships
    Rancho Los Amigos Orthopaedic and
    Rehabilitation Hospital (Los Angeles, CA)

    Sports Medicine training with Dr. Jack Hughston and
    Dr. James Andrews at Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic (Columbus, GA)


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Louisiana Orthopaedic Association – President (2005-06)
  • Louisiana State Medical Society
  • East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Society
  • LSU Team Physician (1980-1996)
    Football, Track, Swimming, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Golf
  • Southern University Team Physician
  • Catholic High School Team Physician

Patient Resources: HIP

Broken Bones & Injuries

Diseases & Conditions

Treatments & Surgeries

Other Conditions and Treatments