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Dr. Darr

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I am committed to providing my patients with comprehensive, progressive orthopedic care, including today’s most innovative and best practices to achieve optimal orthopedic function and performance. In addition to traditional orthopedic treatments and surgery, I also offer minimally invasive alternatives utilizing state of the art technology and integrative orthobiologic therapies and treatments. I believe in the body’s natural ability to heal itself and keep abreast of the latest advances and research related to orthopedic and sports medicine.

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Dr. Kevin Darr is a national leader in orthopedic medicine and is currently studying alternative treatments for orthopedic conditions. He is proud to bring Louisiana access to Cellular Therapy through his numerous IRB approved research studies. His research in this field is respected across the nation, as he is invited train other doctors on these procedures.

Kevin F. Darr, M.D.

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
    • B.S. in Zoology, Magna Cum Laude
1980-1984
  • University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Summers 1981, 1982

MEDICAL EDUCATION

  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
    • M.D.
1984-1988

INTERNSHIP

  • Charity Hospital of New Orleans (LSU Services), New Orleans, LA
1988-1989

RESIDENCY

  • Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
    • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Charity Hospital Affiliated Hospitals and Clinics, New Orleans, LA
1989-1993

FELLOWSHIP

  • New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
    • Adult Reconstructive Surgery/Sports Medicine
1993-1994

PRIVATE PRACTICE

  • Covington Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute
1994 – Present

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
July 12, 1996
  • American Board of Orthopedic Sports Medicine
July 15, 2007
  • Recertified with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
March 1, 2006
  • Elected to Fellowship of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
March 19, 1998
  • Certified in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
January 19, 2013
  • Recertified with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
January 1, 2016
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Regenerative Medicine
2016

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Medical Association
  • The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • International Cellular Medicine Society
  • LWCC Physician Advisory Committee
  • Louisiana Orthopedic Association
  • International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science

STAFF MEMBERSHIPS

  • St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Active Staff
  • Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Active Staff
  • Fairway Medical Center, Active Staff
  • Louisiana Medical Center and Heart Hospital, Active Staff

INVITED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

  • TOBI PRP & Regenerative Medicine Symposium
August 2012
  • TOBI PRP & Regenerative Medicine Symposium
June 2013
  • TOBI PRP & Regenerative Medicine Symposium
June 2014
  • TOBI PRP & Regenerative Medicine Symposium
    Poster Presentation
    Preliminary Data: Safety and Effectiveness of Regenerative Cell Therapy on Pain Associated with Osteoarthritis
June 2015
  • Annual Louisiana Orthopedic Association Meeting
    Poster Presentation
    Platelet Rich Plasma Coming of Age in Orthopedic Medicine
    Panel Member: Orthobiologics Symposium
February 2014
  • Annual Louisiana Orthopedic Association Meeting
    Scientific Seminar Lecture
    Safety and Effectiveness of Regenerative Cell Therapy on Pain Associated with Osteoarthritis
February 2015
  • 31st American Association of Orthopedic Medicine Conference and Scientific Seminar
    Lecture
    Platelet Rich Plasma Coming of Age in Orthopedic Medicine
April 2014
  • 23rd Annual Winter World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine
    Lecture
    Safety and Effectiveness of Regenerative Cell Therapy on Pain Associated With Osteoarthritis
December 2015
  • 2016 Academy of Regenerative Practices Winter Conference and Scientific Practices
    Lecture
    Preliminary Data: Safety and Effectiveness of Combination Cell Therapy on Function and Pain Associated with Osteoarthritis
February 2016
  • 14th Annual Meeting of the International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science
    Lecture
    Interim Analysis: Safety and Effectiveness of Combined Cellular Therapy for the Treatment of Pain and Function Associated with Osteoarthritis
November 15-17, 2016

SPECIAL TRAINING

  • Trained in bone marrow, PRP, lipoplasty, and fat graft techniques
    By Joseph Purita, MD
    Boca Raton, FL
June 21, 2013

CURRENT RESEARCH

  • Safety and Effectiveness of Combination Cell Therapy on Pain and Inflammation Associated with Osteoarthritis
July 2013-Present
  • Treatment of Pain Associated with Avascular Necrosis of the Bone Utilizing Platelet-Rich
    Plasma Injection Therapy in Addition to Autologous Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem
    Cells and/or Bone Marrow Aspirate
July 2014-Present
  • Treatment of Pain Associated with Orthopedic Soft Tissue Injury Utilizing Platelet-Rich
    Plasma Injection Therapy with Autologous Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells
    and/or Bone Marrow Aspirate
July 2014-Present
  • Treatment of Pain Associated with Orthopedic Soft Tissue Injury Utilizing Platelet-Rich
    Plasma Injection Therapy with Autologous Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells
    and/or Bone Marrow Aspirate in Conjunction with Surgical Repair
July 2014-Present
  • Clinical Outcome of Autologous Micro-Fragmented Adipose Tissue (LIPOGEMS®) in the Treatment of Soft Tissue Injury
October 2015-Present
  • Clinical Outcome of Autologous Micro-Fragmented Adipose Tissue (LIPOGEMS®) in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis
November 2015-Present

CLINICAL TRIALS

  • MYO-0946: A Multi-center, Prospective, Double-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Study
    To Evaluate the Effectiveness and Safety of the Iovera° Device For the Temporary Relief
    Of Pain Associated with Knee Osteoarthritis
    Sponsored by: myoscience, Inc.
December 2014-Present
  • ACT-OA Knee: Celution Prepared Adipose Derived Regenerative Cells In the Treatment
    Of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Double-blind, Placebo controlled, Multi-center Safety And Feasibility Study
    Sponsored by: Cytori Therapeutics, Inc.
January 2015-Present

PUBLICATIONS

  • Darr KF, Daigle KM (2016) Combined Cellular Therapy for Osteoarthritis and Osteonecrosis of the Hip: A Case Report with 2 Year Follow-up. J Stem Cell Res Ther 6: 357. Doi: 10.4172/2157-7633.1000357

Contact

19343 Sunshine Ave., Covington, LA 70433
1570 Lindberg Dr, Ste 10, Slidell, LA 70458
Office Hours - 8am - 5pm Monday thru Friday

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