6550 Main Street, Suite 2300, Zachary, LA 70791
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Meet Dr. Adam N. Whatley

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon


  • Undergraduate: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Medical: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship: Harvard University / Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Honors and Awards

Louisiana State University
  • Dean's List nine semesters
  • Senator representing College of Basic Sciences (Seat C), 1997-1998
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society
  • Interfraternity Council – Secretary, 1998-1999
  • Omicron Delta Kappa – Vice President for Leadership, 1998-1999
  • Order of Omega, 1998-1999
  • Leadership LSU, 1999
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
  • Beta Beta Beta Honor Society
  • LSU Chancellor's Top 100 Scholarship
  • LSU Honors Scholarship
  • Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation Scholarship, 1998
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Jack Winters Award for Most Outstanding Senior Research Presentation, June 2009

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Louisiana Orthopaedic Association

Hospital Affiliations

Publications and Presentations

  • Krause PC, Whatley AN, Mautner JF: Technical Trick: A Technique for Nailing Severely Shortened and Displaced Tibia Fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2008;22:138-141.
  • Whatley, AN. Parsonage-Turner Syndrome. In: DeLee JC, Drez DJ, Miller MD, eds. Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Expert Consult. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA:Saunders; 2009.
  • Whatley AN, Fowler RL, Warner JJ, Higgins LD: Postoperative Rupture of the Anterolateral Deltoid Muscle Following Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in Patients who have Undergone Open Rotator Cuff Repair. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2010;20:114-122.
  • Symposium: Orthopaedic Impact of Katrina. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rehabilitation Specialty Day. 3/13/2010.

Personal Interests

Family, Hunting (Whitetail Deer, Duck, Squirrel, and Dove), Bass Fishing, Golf, Attending Sporting Events, Cooking, Traveling, Movies, and Music

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Dr. Whatley specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopaedic conditions and performs several orthopaedic procedures including:

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Open Shoulder Surgery
  • Knee Replacements
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Cartilage Restoration and Preservation Surgery of the Knee
  • Hip Replacements
  • Fracture Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Iliotibial Band Release
  • Direct Anterior Muscle Sparing Total Hip Arthroplasty