Dr. Nicholas D. Pappas

Nicholas D. Pappas, M.D. is a Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in hand surgery who specializes in various hand and upper extremity conditions. A New Orleans native, he graduated from St. Martin’s Episcopal School (Metairie, LA). He then traveled to Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) for college, where he earned a B.A. in Philosophy and pitched for the baseball team. While at Princeton, he played baseball for all four years on a team that won 2 Ivy League Baseball Championships and made 2 appearances in the NCAA Division I College World Series Tournament.

After college, he earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN). He then completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA). After residency, he returned to Vanderbilt University to complete a fellowship in Hand, Microvascular, and Upper Extremity Surgery.

Prior to joining Hand Surgical Associates, Dr. Pappas served as a hand surgeon at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas (Greenville, SC). In addition to his work at Hand Surgical Associates, he also currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at both Tulane University and Louisiana State University. He has been in practice for over 10 years now.

Dr. Pappas is also a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and serves as a consultant reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery, American. He has an active interest in clinical research with over 30 peer-reviewed publications and multiple textbook chapters to his credit.

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