Michael J. Heffernan MD

Michael J. Heffernan, MD

About Dr. Heffernan

Dr. Heffernan is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in Pediatric Orthopedic and Scoliosis Surgery at Children’s Hospital. He is fellowship-trained in all aspects of pediatric orthopedic surgery with a special focus on the treatment of spinal deformity, including congenital, early-onset, infantile, neuromuscular and idiopathic scoliosis.

He serves as Director of the Children’s Hospital Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship Program and leads our research team in the Department of Pediatric Orthopedics. He also serves on several national committees through the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Scoliosis Research Society.

Dr. Heffernan received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and 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 Los Angeles.

When asked why he values the physician/patient relationship, Dr. Heffernan said, “I see the patient, family, and doctor as teammates with one goal: excellent outcomes for our pediatric patients. There are great relationships that form which bring me a lot of joy.”

Dr. Heffernan sees patients at the main campus of Children’s Hospital in Uptown New Orleans, LCMC Health Ridgelake Health Center in MetairieChildren’s Hospital Northshore Center in Covington, Children’s Hospital Lafayette Clinic, and in Lake Charles, LA.

Areas of Expertise:


Spine Deformity Surgery

Cerebral Palsy

Foot Deformities

Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma

To schedule an appointment at any location, please call our scheduling line at 504.896.2888.

  • Orthopedics

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Children's Hospital
200 Henry Clay Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
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  • Medical School
    University of Pittsburgh
  • Residency
    University of Massachusetts
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Inc
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