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Hand Surgeon Nader Shourbaji, M.D., MBA, Joins North Oaks Orthopedic Specialty Center in Hammond

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Hand Surgeon Nader Shourbaji, M.D., MBA, Joins North Oaks Orthopedic Specialty Center in Hammond

Fellowship-trained and board-certified Hand Surgeon Nader A. Shourbaji, M.D., MBA, has joined North Oaks Orthopedic Specialty Center in Hammond. To schedule an appointment, call (985) 230-BONE [2663].

From acute trauma to degenerative conditions like arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome, Shourbaji specializes in treating hand injuries and disorders with a variety of surgical techniques, including microvascular surgery. This type of surgery is used to reconnect and restore circulation to small blood vessels and nerves in cases involving traumatized or severed fingers, hands and arms.

“We depend on our hands for so much – our livelihood, to communicate and enjoy leisure activities,” Shourbaji explains. “What gets me most excited about my field is restoring my patients’ hand function. It’s a real privilege to help my patients get back to work, taking care of their families and doing the things they love.

“My patients can expect to be treated like family,” he continues. “I do not believe in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to care. Treatment must be tailored to each individual patient and the unique way that he or she uses their hands.”

Shourbaji earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee followed by residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta. From there, he completed a fellowship in Orthopedic Hand and Microvascular Surgery through the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Before medical school, Shourbaji earned a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans and a master’s degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Health Care from Vanderbilt University.

Shourbaji returns home to Louisiana and North Oaks from UCHealth in Denver, a regional academic medical center and Level I trauma center. He has fulfilled several roles with UCHealth since 2014. As a practicing orthopedic surgeon and hand specialist with UCHealth, he served as medical director of the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Hand Center. He also shared his knowledge and expertise with future generations of physicians as associate fellowship director and assistant professor for hand and microvascular surgery.

Board-certified in orthopedic and hand surgery, Shourbaji belongs to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. In addition to English, he is fluent in Arabic and Spanish.

North Oaks Orthopedic Specialty Center is located in Suite 100 of the North Oaks Clinic Building at 15813 Paul Vega, M.D., Dr. in Hammond.

Other providers include: Drs. Patrick Barousse, Matthew Lafleur, Vince Lands, Robert McAfee, Katy Morris and Jeffrey Witty; Physician Assistant Marc Pitre; and Nurse Practitioners Janet Morse and Rae Pitcher.

Clinic hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.