Sports Medicine in Baton Rouge

Meet Our Team of Sports Medicine Doctors

  • JEREMY M. BURNHAM, M.D.

    Dr. Jeremy BurnhamDr. Burnham is a fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries in athletes of all ages and competition levels. He has trained with internationally recognized sports medicine experts and has treated athletes from the NCAA, NFL, NHL, MLS, NBA, MLB, professional ballet, and more. He currently serves as team physician for several teams and sporting events throughout the region.

    Dr. Burnham is a Baton Rouge native and LSU Graduate. Dr. Burnham was a member of the 2005 LSU Football Team. During orthopedic surgery residency and sports medicine fellowship, he served as a sports medicine physician for high school, college, and professional teams and treated athletes from the University of Kentucky, Carnegie Mellon University, Dusquene University, University of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

    Dr. Burnham’s clinical and research focus has centered on ACL injury treatment and prevention. His specialties also include Meniscus Transplant and Meniscus Repair, Cartilage Restoration, Biologics, Stem Cells, and PRP. He has authored over 40 papers and book chapters and has presented research and instructional lectures at national and international sports medicine meetings.

     

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  • MATHEW J. MAZOCH, M.D.

    Dr. Mathew MazochDr. Mazoch grew up on a beef cattle farm and is an avid outdoorsman. He is an LSU fan and a Baton Rouge native. He graduated Valedictorian from Catholic High School where he was an all-state wrestler for the Bears.

    Dr. Mazoch graduated Summa Cum Laude from LSU with numerous other awards and honors. He graduated at the top of his class in medical school at LSU, receiving Honors in all his clinical rotations and serving as president of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. 

    Dr. Mazoch is a Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. He spent additional time after orthopedic residency working with many of the internationally recognized leaders in the field of arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery to master complex procedures in the shoulder, knee, hip, and elbow.

     

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  • GERARD L. MURTAGH, M.D.

    Dr. Gerald MurtaghDr. Murtagh earned his BS Degree from Nicholls State University in 1978. He graduated Magna cum Laude and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society. He received his MD from LSU in New Orleans in 1983 and was class president for three years. He completed an internship at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport and an orthopedic residency. He served as chief resident of Orthopaedic Surgery from July – October of 1987.

    He was certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1990. He has served as Chairman of the Orthopaedic Leadership Committee and Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at OLOL Regional Medical Center as well as a clinical instructor for LSU Medical School. Society memberships include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Subspecialty interests include arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical reconstruction.

     

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  • JULIE NEUMANN, M.D.

    Dr. Julie Neumann

    Dr. Neumann is a Baton Rouge native who is excited to return home & treat patients of all ages & abilities with orthopedic conditions or injuries. She is dual fellowship-trained in sports medicine & foot/ankle.

    Dr. Neumann grew up in Baton Rouge and played just about every sport possible. As a student at St. Joseph Academy, she became more concentrated in soccer. She completed her undergraduate degree at LSU, where she was a scholarship student-athlete on the women’s soccer team. She graduated with Upper Division Honors Distinction from the LSU Honor’s College & was selected for Leadership LSU. She went on to earn her medical degree at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She completed her residency at Duke University Medical Center where she received the 2016 Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research. During her time at Duke, she was a member of the medical team for the 2015 Duke Men’s Basketball National Championship team.

    Dr. Neumann completed her first fellowship in sports medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles where she helped care for the Rams, Kings, Dodgers, & Sparks. Then she completed an additional yearlong fellowship in foot & ankle at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She is a member of AOFAS, AOSSM, RJOS, & AAOS. Dr. Neumann looks forward to serving you & your family & friends when orthopedic conditions arise.

     

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  • DAVID M. POPE, M.D.

    Dr. David PopeDr. Pope, a Baton Rouge native, attended Catholic High School where is starred on the football team. Team sports were always a part of his youth, and his passion for athletics drove him to pursue a career in orthopedics.

    Dr. Pope 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 orthopedic residency in 1998 at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He practices general orthopedic 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.

     

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  • ALAN C. SCHROEDER, M.D.

    Dr. Alan SchroederDr. Schroeder is Board certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and one of the only Baton Rouge area orthopedic surgeons to have completed Fellowship training in Sports Medicine. His professional memberships include the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America where he serves as an Associate Master instructor. He completed a dually accredited arthroscopy and sports medicine fellowship (extra subspecialty training) at MSMOC after orthopedics at UMMC. At LSU Medical School in New Orleans, his academic achievement earned AOA honors. Prior degrees include Health Systems Management and Biomedical Engineering.

    Dr. Schroeder treats athletes at all levels, with acute or repetitive injury, and people with shoulder pain during overhead activities find solutions to their problem. Conditions such as shoulder rotator cuff bursitis, shoulder dislocation, ACL tear, knee pain or instability, elbow pain, and hand numbness can all be treated conservatively or by minimally invasive methods when necessary.

     

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  • JEREMY M. BURNHAM, M.D.
  • MATHEW J. MAZOCH, M.D.
  • GERARD L. MURTAGH, M.D.
  • JULIE NEUMANN, M.D.
  • DAVID M. POPE, M.D.
  • ALAN C. SCHROEDER, M.D.

JEREMY M. BURNHAM, M.D.

Dr. Jeremy BurnhamDr. Burnham is a fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries in athletes of all ages and competition levels. He has trained with internationally recognized sports medicine experts and has treated athletes from the NCAA, NFL, NHL, MLS, NBA, MLB, professional ballet, and more. He currently serves as team physician for several teams and sporting events throughout the region.

Dr. Burnham is a Baton Rouge native and LSU Graduate. Dr. Burnham was a member of the 2005 LSU Football Team. During orthopedic surgery residency and sports medicine fellowship, he served as a sports medicine physician for high school, college, and professional teams and treated athletes from the University of Kentucky, Carnegie Mellon University, Dusquene University, University of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Dr. Burnham’s clinical and research focus has centered on ACL injury treatment and prevention. His specialties also include Meniscus Transplant and Meniscus Repair, Cartilage Restoration, Biologics, Stem Cells, and PRP. He has authored over 40 papers and book chapters and has presented research and instructional lectures at national and international sports medicine meetings.

 

Request An Appointment with Dr. Jeremy Burnham

MATHEW J. MAZOCH, M.D.

Dr. Mathew MazochDr. Mazoch grew up on a beef cattle farm and is an avid outdoorsman. He is an LSU fan and a Baton Rouge native. He graduated Valedictorian from Catholic High School where he was an all-state wrestler for the Bears.

Dr. Mazoch graduated Summa Cum Laude from LSU with numerous other awards and honors. He graduated at the top of his class in medical school at LSU, receiving Honors in all his clinical rotations and serving as president of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. 

Dr. Mazoch is a Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. He spent additional time after orthopedic residency working with many of the internationally recognized leaders in the field of arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery to master complex procedures in the shoulder, knee, hip, and elbow.

 

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT WITH DR. MAZOCH

GERARD L. MURTAGH, M.D.

Dr. Gerald MurtaghDr. Murtagh earned his BS Degree from Nicholls State University in 1978. He graduated Magna cum Laude and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society. He received his MD from LSU in New Orleans in 1983 and was class president for three years. He completed an internship at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport and an orthopedic residency. He served as chief resident of Orthopaedic Surgery from July – October of 1987.

He was certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1990. He has served as Chairman of the Orthopaedic Leadership Committee and Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at OLOL Regional Medical Center as well as a clinical instructor for LSU Medical School. Society memberships include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Subspecialty interests include arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical reconstruction.

 

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT WITH DR. MURTAGH

JULIE NEUMANN, M.D.

Dr. Julie Neumann

Dr. Neumann is a Baton Rouge native who is excited to return home & treat patients of all ages & abilities with orthopedic conditions or injuries. She is dual fellowship-trained in sports medicine & foot/ankle.

Dr. Neumann grew up in Baton Rouge and played just about every sport possible. As a student at St. Joseph Academy, she became more concentrated in soccer. She completed her undergraduate degree at LSU, where she was a scholarship student-athlete on the women’s soccer team. She graduated with Upper Division Honors Distinction from the LSU Honor’s College & was selected for Leadership LSU. She went on to earn her medical degree at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She completed her residency at Duke University Medical Center where she received the 2016 Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research. During her time at Duke, she was a member of the medical team for the 2015 Duke Men’s Basketball National Championship team.

Dr. Neumann completed her first fellowship in sports medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles where she helped care for the Rams, Kings, Dodgers, & Sparks. Then she completed an additional yearlong fellowship in foot & ankle at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She is a member of AOFAS, AOSSM, RJOS, & AAOS. Dr. Neumann looks forward to serving you & your family & friends when orthopedic conditions arise.

 

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT WITH DR. JULIE NEUMANN

DAVID M. POPE, M.D.

Dr. David PopeDr. Pope, a Baton Rouge native, attended Catholic High School where is starred on the football team. Team sports were always a part of his youth, and his passion for athletics drove him to pursue a career in orthopedics.

Dr. Pope 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 orthopedic residency in 1998 at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He practices general orthopedic 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.

 

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT WITH DR. POPE

ALAN C. SCHROEDER, M.D.

Dr. Alan SchroederDr. Schroeder is Board certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and one of the only Baton Rouge area orthopedic surgeons to have completed Fellowship training in Sports Medicine. His professional memberships include the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America where he serves as an Associate Master instructor. He completed a dually accredited arthroscopy and sports medicine fellowship (extra subspecialty training) at MSMOC after orthopedics at UMMC. At LSU Medical School in New Orleans, his academic achievement earned AOA honors. Prior degrees include Health Systems Management and Biomedical Engineering.

Dr. Schroeder treats athletes at all levels, with acute or repetitive injury, and people with shoulder pain during overhead activities find solutions to their problem. Conditions such as shoulder rotator cuff bursitis, shoulder dislocation, ACL tear, knee pain or instability, elbow pain, and hand numbness can all be treated conservatively or by minimally invasive methods when necessary.

 

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT WITH DR. SCHROEDER

Sports Injury Treatments In Baton Rouge

Our clinic provides an on-call physician to the Emergency Room at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and Baton Rouge General Health Center on Bluebonnet 24 hours a day. Additional service is provided through Our Lady of the Lake Urgent Care Clinics. We also treat acute sports injuries promptly in our office during our regular business hours. It is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after an injury has occurred.

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Knee Injuries

A slight twist of the knee during practice. An awkward, off-balance landing. Pain, swelling, and immobility. Whether it is cartilage damage, an ACL injury, or a patella dislocation, our sports medicine team can help you make a full recovery.

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Hip Injuries

Hip pain is a common complaint that can be caused by a wide variety of problems. Learn the details about the various types of hip injuries like a hip fracture or broken hip, bursitis, dislocation, labral tear & snapping hip syndrome.

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Shoulder Injuries

Because the shoulder is one of the body’s most mobile joints, it is susceptible to certain injuries and conditions. Your shoulders can be affected by injuries such as sprains, strains, and a rotator cuff tear. Learn how to treat and prevent shoulder pain & injury.

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Other Injuries

Athletes suffer injuries to body parts other than the knee, hip, and shoulder. Our sports medicine physician diagnose and treat other injuries including ankle sprains and fractures, wrist fractures, achilles tendonitis, stress fractures, and plantar fasciitis.

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Athletic Training Residency Program Overview

The purpose of the Athletic Training Residency at the Bone & Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge is to provide athletic training residents with a comprehensive and high-quality education in the field of orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine. The program consist of a comprehensive clinical and surgical experience, a structured didactic program, and ample research opportunities.

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High School Sports Partners

Download the ACL Patient Kit

Injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee are common, particularly among athletes. Learn more about the ACL, the type of injuries it may sustain, who is most at risk, and more in this comprehensive patient kit.

 
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Sports Medicine Blog

Posts and discussions regarding the latest research relevant to clinicians, students, and patients interested in sports medicine.

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ACL Tears in Athletes: Risk Factors and Treatments

Participation in sports is linked to many health benefits. Of course, athletes reap the benefits of physical fitness, but they are also more likely to make healthier choices, have higher self-esteem, work better in groups and perform higher academically.

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A Dual Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Specialist Returns to Baton Rouge

You can take an athlete off of the field, but you can’t always keep them off of the team. Dr. Julie Neumann of the Bone and Joint Clinic is a prime example of this.

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Top 3 Foot Injuries: Causes and Treatments

While we are busy going about our lives and interacting with the world around us each day, we rarely consider the very things that carry us through it: our feet.

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Surgery for Plantar Fasciitis: How It’s Performed and Who Needs It

Plantar fasciitis is the most common source of heel pain, affecting about 10 percent of the U.S. population.

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