Physician Details

Michael J. Heffernan, MD

  • Contact Info
  • Phone:
    (504) 896-9569

    Phone 2:
    (504) 896-2888

    (504) 896-9489

    Fax 2:
    (540) 896-2889

  • About
  • Dr. Michael Heffernan specializes in Pediatric Orthopedic and Scoliosis Surgery at Children’s Hospital. He received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, then completed his residency training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Dr. Heffernan then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics and Scoliosis Surgery at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. With more than ten years of experience as a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Heffernan is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. When asked why he values the physician/patient relationship, Dr. Heffernan said, “My philosophy is that the patient, the patient’s family and the doctor are teammates with one goal: the best outcome possible for our pediatric patients. As a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, I have the opportunity to see and spend time with my patients for many years. There are some great relationships that form and they bring me a lot of joy.” Dr. Heffernan sees patients at in New Orleans, Covington, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Lake Charles.
  • Education
  • Medical School
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    University of Massachusetts Medical Center
    Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Affiliations
  • LSU Health New Orleans
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  • Clinical Interests
  • Scoliosis, spinal deformity surgery, pediatric hip disorders, cerebral palsy, trauma
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  • Research Interests
  • Outcomes in pediatric spine surgery, scoliosis, neuromuscular scoliosis, pediatric femur fracutres, slipped capital femoral epiphysis
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Primary Location

Children's Hospital
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504)896-2888
Accepting Patients: Yes
Sees Children: Yes
Children's Hospital Burdin Riehl Clinic
1211 Coolidge Blvd, 2nd Floor
Lafayette, LA 70503
Phone: (337) 289-8289
Fax: (337) 289-8291
Accepting Patients: Yes
Sees Children: Yes
Lake Charles - Imperial Health
1747 Imperial Blvd.
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Phone: (337) 721-7236
Fax: (337) 721-7237
Accepting Patients: Yes
Sees Children: Yes
Lake Charles - CSHS
3236 Kirkman Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: (337) 478-6020
Fax: (337) 475-4820
Accepting Patients: Yes
Sees Children: Yes
Northshore Center
71338 Hwy 21
Covington, Louisiana 70433
Phone: (985)317-6000
  • Academic Appointments
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

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