BRAD Culotta, M.D.

Dr. Brad Culotta is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic where he specializes in Pediatric Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery, as well as Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine.

Dr. Culotta attended Catholic High School here in Baton Rouge. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed his residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospital. He further specialized in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery through fellowship training at the Atlanta Scottish Rite Hospital - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

During his education and training, Dr. Culotta has been recognized in numerous ways for his outstanding accomplishments. Upon graduation from LSU School of Medicine, he received the Chancellors Award, which honors an outstanding graduate for leadership, professional excellence, and scholarship. During his residency training at UAB, he was honored the OTA Resident Teaching Award for his guidance and mentorship to younger residents. Upon completion of his residency training, he received the Kurt  Niemann Award recognizing him as the Outstanding Orthopaedic Resident Graduate for leadership and professionalism.  Now established in practice, Dr. Culotta has been recognized for his efforts in Parents Magazine, Louisiana Med, Wee Believe Childrens Hospital Publication, Baton Rouge Business Report's 40 Under 40, and American Cancer Society’s Best Dressed.

He now serves as the Chief of Pediatric Surgical Services for Our Lady of the Lake’s Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Culotta provides comprehensive musculoskeletal care to infants, children, and adolescents at the following locations:

  • Surgical Specialty Center

  • Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital

  • Lake Surgery Center

  • Baton Rouge General Medical Center - Bluebonnet Campus

  • Woman’s Hospital

  • McMain’s Children’s Developmental Center

  • LSU Perkins Surgery Center


  • Catholic High School, Baton Rouge, LA (1999)

  • Biological Sciences, Bachelor of Science (Summa Cum Laude)
    LSU, Baton Rouge, LA (2003)

  • Doctor of Medicine (Honors)
    LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA (2007)

Residencies & Fellowships:

  • Residency (2012)
    UAB Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham, AL

  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship (2013)
    Atlanta Scottish Rite Pediatric Orthopaedics, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Professional Associations:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (active)

  • OLOL Hospital Credentials Committee (2015-2016)

  • McMain’s Children’s Developmental Center

Awards & Honors:

  • Kurt Niemann Award for Outstanding Orthopaedic Resident Graduate

  • Orthopaedic Resident Teaching Award (awarded by OTA/JOT)

  • Chancellor's Award, Outstanding Graduate, LSU School of Medicine

  • Faculty Teaching Award, Baton Rouge General Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

Research & Presentations:

  • Catholic Schools Athletic Association, “Overuse Injuries and Preventing Burnout in the Pediatric Athlete”

  • "Antibiotic Prophylaxis and Surgical Site Infection in Spinal Surgery"

  • "Blounts Disease and Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis - Optimizing Health Outcomes in Obese Pediatric Patients"

  • "Efficient and Effective Pediatric Fracture Care: Treatment of Displaced Forearm Fractures - A Quality Improvement Initiative"

  • "Weight Gain During External Fixation"

  • "An Extension-Distraction Injury: Traumatic Partial Correction of Thoracic Kyphosis; A Case Report and Literature Review"

  • "Femoral Head Resurfacing in Patients Under 30 Years of Age"

  • "Neglect and Diagnostic Delay of Malignant Soft Tissue Sarcomas"

  • “Scolios-us: Bracing Challenges in the Adolescent”

  • “Functional Outcomes Following Nano-pediatric and Operative Treatment of Clavicle Fractions in Adolescents”

  • Louisiana Physical Therapy Association, “Sports Medicine in the Pediatric Athlete”

  • American Academy of Pediatrics - Pediatric Jambalaya Conference, “Scoliosis Treatments & Outcomes 2019.”


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