Dr. Pope, a Baton Rouge native, graduated Summa Cum Laude from LSU in 1989 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology. He received his Medical Degree from LSU School of Medicine-New Orleans in 1993, where he was the recipient of several distinguished awards, including the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association Award, the McGraw-Hill Book Award for the Highest Ranking Freshman Medical Student and the Urban Maes Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Four Year Medical Academic Achievement.

Dr. Pope completed his orthopaedic residency in 1998 at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He practices general orthopaedic surgery with a subspecialty interest in knee arthroscopy, sports medicine and knee joint replacement. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Pope is an official finisher of the 2006 Detroit Marathon and the 2007 San Diego Marathon. He was recognized by Louisiana Life as a Top Doctor in 2015 & 2016.