2015 Alumnus of the Year
Mr. Henry L. Eiserloh, III, MD ’84
Henry L. Eiserloh III, MD ’84 is a practicing Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at the Baton Rouge Orthopedic Clinic. His medical practice focuses on the complex reconstruction of spinal conditions. His practice focus is personal attention and open communication with patients to arrive at appropriate diagnosis and treatment plans. His specialty is the treatment of spinal disorders in athletes, spinal trauma, and degenerative conditions.
While at Brother Martin, Hank received the Golden Crusader Award and was a member of the Crusader basketball team. Hank received a bachelor of science in Zoology at Louisiana State University and received his doctor of medicine from LSU in New Orleans. He received the award for Top Orthopedic Student while in medical school. Hank completed an orthopedic surgery residency in 1999. He developed an interest in spine surgery that took him to the where he completed a combined orthopedic/neurosurgical spine reconstruction fellowship. Hank returned to New Orleans and entered private practice at Southern Orthopedic Specialists. During his tenure at Southern Orthopedic Specialists, he became board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and was appointed a member of the AO North American Spine Faculty. This prestigious organization is responsible for educating students, fellows and practicing surgeons in spinal care. He was a member of the NFL physicians association and a he is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. In 2005 New Orleans Magazine selected him as a “Top Doctor”. During his career he has presented research at local and national meetings and is published in peer reviewed journals.
In October of 2005, Hank moved his practice to Baton Rouge and became a partner in the Baton Rouge Orthopedic Clinic. He has served on the Board of the thirty member orthopedic group for several years. His association with the Surgical Specialty Center of Baton Rouge led him to chair the finance committee and subsequently serve as chairman of the board of the hospital. He is currently on the Faculty of the LSU department of Orthopedics and is responsible for resident education in spinal disorders. In 2011, Governor Jindal appointed him to the Workman’s Compensation Advisory Council. This council continues to improve medical care and processes for the injured workers of Louisiana.
Hank and Renee were married in 1990 and they have three daughters. Estelle is a senior and Grace is a junior at Joseph’s Academy. Mary is in the 8th grade at St. Jude the Apostle. Hank and Renee have maintained a commitment to supporting Brother Martin High School. Hank was instrumental in starting the “Class of 1984 Scholarship”. He is a continuous sponsor of the Brother Martin Golf Tournament, supports the President’s Dinner and he has served on his class reunion committees. Hank enjoys playing golf and traveling with friends and family. He enjoys watching Saints and LSU football, Formula 1 racing and is an avid golfer.
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